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Where is Nelson?

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.

COVID-19: Nelson coronavirus cases are reported by Public Health England within the Lancashire case numbers. This Nelson coronavirus map shows the position of Nelson within Lancashire, along with the number of cases in Lancashire and each of the surrounding areas.

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Map showing extent of Nelson as bounding box
Bounding box showing extent of Nelson
Map showing location of Nelson within the UK
Location of Nelson within the UK

Which county is Nelson in?

Nelson is in the ceremonial county of Lancashire, the historic county of Lancashire, and the administrative county of Lancashire.

Ceremonial CountyLancashire
Historic CountyLancashire
Administrative CountyLancashire

Where is Nelson in Lancashire?

Nelson is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of Lancashire, and towards the easternmost extremity of Lancashire.

Map showing location of Nelson within Lancashire
Location of Nelson within Lancashire

What is the postcode for Nelson?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Nelson is BB9 7LB.

Where is Nelson in BB9?

Nelson is situated towards the southernmost extremity of the BB9 postcode district, and towards the easternmost extremity of the BB9 postcode district.

Map showing location of Nelson within BB9
Location of Nelson within BB9

What is the post town for Nelson?

The post town for Nelson is Nelson. Nelson is in the BB9 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Nelson.

What is the latitude and longitude of Nelson?

The centre of Nelson is located at position 53.83724° latitude and -2.21751° longitude.

Latitude53.83724°
Longitude-2.21751°

What is the easting and northing of Nelson?

The centre of Nelson is located at the grid reference easting 385784 and northing 437909 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting385784
Northing437909

What are the nearest towns to Nelson?

Position of Nelson relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Nelson to the centre of the town.

south
1m
Nelson is 1 mile south of Barrowford
north-east
1m
Nelson is 1 mile north-east of Brierfield
south-west
3m
Nelson is 3 miles south-west of Colne
west
3m
Nelson is 3 miles west of Trawden
north
4m
Nelson is 4 miles north of Burnley
north-east
5m
Nelson is 5 miles north-east of Padiham
south
6m
Nelson is 6 miles south of Barnoldswick
south-west
6m
Nelson is 6 miles south-west of Earby
east
7m
Nelson is 7 miles east of Clitheroe
north-east
8m
Nelson is 8 miles north-east of Clayton-le-Moors

What are the nearest cities to Nelson?

Position of Nelson relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Nelson to the centre of the city.

west
19m
Nelson is 19 miles west of Bradford
east
20m
Nelson is 20 miles east of Preston
north
25m
Nelson is 25 miles north of Manchester
north
25m
Nelson is 25 miles north of Salford
west
27m
Nelson is 27 miles west of Leeds
south-east
28m
Nelson is 28 miles south-east of Lancaster
west
31m
Nelson is 31 miles west of Wakefield
south-west
35m
Nelson is 35 miles south-west of Ripon
north-east
43m
Nelson is 43 miles north-east of Liverpool
north-west
44m
Nelson is 44 miles north-west of Sheffield

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