Where is Rackwick?

Rackwick is located in the county of Orkney, Scotland, 24 miles north of the town of Kirkwall, 155 miles north of the major city of Aberdeen, 234 miles north of Edinburgh, 543 miles north of Cardiff, and 552 miles north of London. Rackwick falls within the unitary authority of Orkney Islands. It is in the KW17 postcode district. The post town for Rackwick is Orkney.

Rackwick on a map

Bounding box showing extent of Rackwick
Location of Rackwick within the UK

Which county is Rackwick in?

Rackwick is in the ceremonial county of Orkney, the historic county of Orkney, and the administrative county of Orkney Islands.

Ceremonial CountyOrkney
Historic CountyOrkney
Administrative CountyOrkney Islands

Where is Rackwick in Orkney?

Rackwick is situated towards the northernmost extremity of Orkney, and towards the easternmost extremity of Orkney.

Location of Rackwick within Orkney

What is the postcode for Rackwick?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Rackwick is KW17 2DN.

Where is Rackwick in KW17?

Rackwick is situated towards the northernmost extremity of the KW17 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the KW17 postcode district.

Location of Rackwick within KW17

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What is the post town for Rackwick?

The post town for Rackwick is Orkney. Rackwick is in the KW17 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Orkney.

What is the latitude and longitude of Rackwick?

The centre of Rackwick is located at position 59.33479° latitude and -2.97135° longitude.

Latitude59.33479°
Longitude-2.97135°

What is the easting and northing of Rackwick?

The centre of Rackwick is located at the grid reference easting 344836 and northing 1050228 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting344836
Northing1050228

What are the nearest towns to Rackwick?

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

24m
Rackwick is 24 miles north of Kirkwall
28m
Rackwick is 28 miles north-east of Stromness
55m
Rackwick is 55 miles north of Thurso
62m
Rackwick is 62 miles north of Wick
85m
Rackwick is 85 miles south-west of Lerwick
108m
Rackwick is 108 miles north of Dornoch
112m
Rackwick is 112 miles north of Lossiemouth
112m
Rackwick is 112 miles north of Tain
113m
Rackwick is 113 miles north of Findochty
114m
Rackwick is 114 miles north of Cullen

What are the nearest cities to Rackwick?

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

136m
Rackwick is 136 miles north of Inverness
155m
Rackwick is 155 miles north of Aberdeen
199m
Rackwick is 199 miles north of Dundee
204m
Rackwick is 204 miles north of Perth
226m
Rackwick is 226 miles north of Stirling
234m
Rackwick is 234 miles north of Edinburgh
245m
Rackwick is 245 miles north of Glasgow
306m
Rackwick is 306 miles north of Newcastle upon Tyne
307m
Rackwick is 307 miles north of Carlisle
312m
Rackwick is 312 miles north of Sunderland

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