Where is Tain?

Tain is located in the county of Caithness, Scotland, seven miles east of the town of Thurso, 108 miles north-west of the major city of Aberdeen, 181 miles north of Edinburgh, 491 miles north of Cardiff, and 504 miles north of London. Tain falls within the unitary authority of Highland. It is in the KW14 postcode district. The post town for Tain is Thurso.

Tain on a map

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

Which county is Tain in?

Tain is in the ceremonial county of Caithness, the historic county of Caithness, and the administrative county of Highland.

Ceremonial CountyCaithness
Historic CountyCaithness
Administrative CountyHighland

Where is Tain in Caithness?

Tain is situated towards the northernmost extremity of Caithness, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of Caithness.

Location of Tain within Caithness

Where is Tain in KW14?

Tain is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the KW14 postcode district, and towards the easternmost extremity of the KW14 postcode district.

Location of Tain within KW14

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What is the post town for Tain?

The post town for Tain is Thurso. Tain is in the KW14 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Thurso.

What is the latitude and longitude of Tain?

The centre of Tain is located at position 58.5726° latitude and -3.32103° longitude.

Latitude58.5726°
Longitude-3.32103°

What is the easting and northing of Tain?

The centre of Tain is located at the grid reference easting 323266 and northing 965708 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting323266
Northing965708

What are the nearest towns to Tain?

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

7m
Tain is 7 miles east of Thurso
12m
Tain is 12 miles north-west of Wick
27m
Tain is 27 miles south of Stromness
31m
Tain is 31 miles south-west of Kirkwall
54m
Tain is 54 miles north-east of Dornoch
59m
Tain is 59 miles north of Lossiemouth
59m
Tain is 59 miles north-east of Tain
61m
Tain is 61 miles north of Burghead
62m
Tain is 62 miles north of Findochty
63m
Tain is 63 miles north of Buckie

What are the nearest cities to Tain?

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

83m
Tain is 83 miles north-east of Inverness
108m
Tain is 108 miles north-west of Aberdeen
147m
Tain is 147 miles north of Dundee
151m
Tain is 151 miles north of Perth
172m
Tain is 172 miles north of Stirling
181m
Tain is 181 miles north of Edinburgh
191m
Tain is 191 miles north of Glasgow
255m
Tain is 255 miles north of Carlisle
257m
Tain is 257 miles north of Newcastle upon Tyne
264m
Tain is 264 miles north of Sunderland

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