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Where is Peterhead?

Peterhead is located in the county of Aberdeenshire, Scotland, 15 miles north-east of the town of Ellon, 27 miles north-east of the major city of Aberdeen, 120 miles north-east of Edinburgh, and 420 miles north of London. Peterhead falls within the unitary authority of Aberdeenshire. It is in the AB42 postcode district. The post town for Peterhead is Peterhead.

Peterhead on a map

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

Which county is Peterhead in?

Peterhead is in the ceremonial county of Aberdeenshire, the historic county of Aberdeenshire, and the administrative county of Aberdeenshire.

Ceremonial CountyAberdeenshire
Historic CountyAberdeenshire
Administrative CountyAberdeenshire

Where is Peterhead in Aberdeenshire?

Peterhead is situated towards the northernmost extremity of Aberdeenshire, and towards the easternmost extremity of Aberdeenshire.

Map showing location of Peterhead within Aberdeenshire
Location of Peterhead within Aberdeenshire

What is the postcode for Peterhead?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Peterhead is AB42 1QH.

Where is Peterhead in AB42?

Peterhead is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the AB42 postcode district, and towards the easternmost extremity of the AB42 postcode district.

Map showing location of Peterhead within AB42
Location of Peterhead within AB42

What is the post town for Peterhead?

The post town for Peterhead is Peterhead. Peterhead is in the AB42 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Peterhead.

What is the latitude and longitude of Peterhead?

The centre of Peterhead is located at position 57.50823° latitude and -1.78347° longitude.

Latitude57.50823°
Longitude-1.78347°

What is the easting and northing of Peterhead?

The centre of Peterhead is located at the grid reference easting 413073 and northing 846469 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting413073
Northing846469

What are the nearest towns to Peterhead?

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

north-east
15m
Peterhead is 15 miles north-east of Ellon
south-east
15m
Peterhead is 15 miles south-east of Fraserburgh
south-east
18m
Peterhead is 18 miles south-east of Rosehearty
north-east
23m
Peterhead is 23 miles north-east of Oldmeldrum
east
25m
Peterhead is 25 miles east of Turriff
north-east
27m
Peterhead is 27 miles north-east of Inverurie
north-east
28m
Peterhead is 28 miles north-east of Kintore
north-east
28m
Peterhead is 28 miles north-east of Blackburn
south-east
29m
Peterhead is 29 miles south-east of Macduff
east
30m
Peterhead is 30 miles east of Banff

What are the nearest cities to Peterhead?

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

north-east
27m
Peterhead is 27 miles north-east of Aberdeen
north-east
85m
Peterhead is 85 miles north-east of Dundee
east
91m
Peterhead is 91 miles east of Inverness
north-east
99m
Peterhead is 99 miles north-east of Perth
north-east
120m
Peterhead is 120 miles north-east of Edinburgh
north-east
126m
Peterhead is 126 miles north-east of Stirling
north-east
147m
Peterhead is 147 miles north-east of Glasgow
north
175m
Peterhead is 175 miles north of Newcastle upon Tyne
north
181m
Peterhead is 181 miles north of Sunderland
north
186m
Peterhead is 186 miles north of Carlisle

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