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 is in the ceremonial county of Aberdeenshire, the historic county of Aberdeenshire, and the administrative county of Aberdeenshire.
Peterhead is situated towards the northernmost extremity of Aberdeenshire, and towards the easternmost extremity of Aberdeenshire.
The nearest postcode to the centre of Peterhead is AB42 1QH.
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.
The post town for Peterhead is Peterhead. Peterhead is in the AB42 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Peterhead.
The centre of Peterhead is located at position 57.50823° latitude and -1.78347° longitude.
The centre of Peterhead is located at the grid reference easting 413073 and northing 846469 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.
Position of Peterhead relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Peterhead to the centre of the town.
Position of Peterhead relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Peterhead to the centre of the city.