Nelson is located in the county of Lancashire, North West England, one mile south of the town of Barrowford, four miles north of the major town of Burnley, 151 miles south of Edinburgh, 168 miles north of Cardiff, and 183 miles north-west of London. Nelson lies five miles west of the West Yorkshire border. Nelson falls within the district council of Pendle, under the county council of Lancashire. It is in the BB9 postcode district. The post town for Nelson is Nelson.
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Nelson is in the ceremonial county of Lancashire, the historic county of Lancashire, and the administrative county of Lancashire.
Nelson is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of Lancashire, and towards the easternmost extremity of Lancashire.
The nearest postcode to the centre of Nelson is BB9 7LB.
Nelson is situated towards the southernmost extremity of the BB9 postcode district, and towards the easternmost extremity of the BB9 postcode district.
The post town for Nelson is Nelson. Nelson is in the BB9 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Nelson.
The centre of Nelson is located at position 53.83724° latitude and -2.21751° longitude.
The centre of Nelson is located at the grid reference easting 385784 and northing 437909 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.
Position of Nelson relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Nelson to the centre of the town.
Position of Nelson relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Nelson to the centre of the city.