Rawtenstall is located in the county of Lancashire, North West England, two miles east of the town of Haslingden, six miles south of the major town of Burnley, 158 miles north of Cardiff, 160 miles south of Edinburgh, and 176 miles north-west of London. Rawtenstall lies two miles north of the Greater Manchester border. Rawtenstall falls within the district council of Rossendale, under the county council of Lancashire. It is in the BB4 postcode district. The post town for Rawtenstall is Rossendale.
Rawtenstall is in the ceremonial county of Lancashire, the historic county of Lancashire, and the administrative county of Lancashire.
Rawtenstall is situated towards the southernmost extremity of Lancashire, and towards the easternmost extremity of Lancashire.
The nearest postcode to the centre of Rawtenstall is BB4 7NJ.
Rawtenstall is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the BB4 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the BB4 postcode district.
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The post town for Rawtenstall is Rossendale. Rawtenstall is in the BB4 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Rossendale.
The centre of Rawtenstall is located at position 53.70084° latitude and -2.28752° longitude.
The centre of Rawtenstall is located at the grid reference easting 381115 and northing 422750 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.
Position of Rawtenstall relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Rawtenstall to the centre of the town.
Position of Rawtenstall relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Rawtenstall to the centre of the city.