Where is Thornhill?

Thornhill is located in the county of Dumfries, Scotland, 11 miles south-east of the town of Sanquhar, 41 miles north-west of the major city of Carlisle, 54 miles south-west of Edinburgh, 261 miles north of Cardiff, and 298 miles north-west of London. Thornhill lies five miles south of the Lanarkshire border, and was historically in the county of Dumfriesshire. Thornhill falls within the unitary authority of Dumfries and Galloway. It is in the DG3 postcode district. The post town for Thornhill is Thornhill.

Thornhill on a map

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

Which county is Thornhill in?

Thornhill is in the ceremonial county of Dumfries, the historic county of Dumfriesshire, and the administrative county of Dumfries and Galloway.

Ceremonial CountyDumfries
Historic CountyDumfriesshire
Administrative CountyDumfries and Galloway

Where is Thornhill in Dumfries?

Thornhill is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of Dumfries, and towards the westernmost extremity of Dumfries.

Location of Thornhill within Dumfries

What is the postcode for Thornhill?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Thornhill is DG3 5LJ.

Where is Thornhill in DG3?

Thornhill is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the DG3 postcode district, and towards the easternmost extremity of the DG3 postcode district.

Location of Thornhill within DG3

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What is the post town for Thornhill?

The post town for Thornhill is Thornhill. Thornhill is in the DG3 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Thornhill.

What is the latitude and longitude of Thornhill?

The centre of Thornhill is located at position 55.24139° latitude and -3.76576° longitude.

Latitude55.24139°
Longitude-3.76576°

What is the easting and northing of Thornhill?

The centre of Thornhill is located at the grid reference easting 287827 and northing 595554 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting287827
Northing595554

What are the nearest towns to Thornhill?

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

11m
Thornhill is 11 miles south-east of Sanquhar
13m
Thornhill is 13 miles north-west of Dumfries
14m
Thornhill is 14 miles south-west of Moffat
15m
Thornhill is 15 miles north-west of Lochmaben
18m
Thornhill is 18 miles north-west of Lockerbie
19m
Thornhill is 19 miles north-east of New Galloway
21m
Thornhill is 21 miles north of Dalbeattie
22m
Thornhill is 22 miles north of Castle Douglas
25m
Thornhill is 25 miles south-east of Cumnock
27m
Thornhill is 27 miles north-west of Annan

What are the nearest cities to Thornhill?

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

41m
Thornhill is 41 miles north-west of Carlisle
47m
Thornhill is 47 miles south of Glasgow
54m
Thornhill is 54 miles south-west of Edinburgh
61m
Thornhill is 61 miles south of Stirling
81m
Thornhill is 81 miles south of Perth
87m
Thornhill is 87 miles west of Newcastle upon Tyne
90m
Thornhill is 90 miles south of Dundee
91m
Thornhill is 91 miles north-west of Lancaster
93m
Thornhill is 93 miles west of Durham
97m
Thornhill is 97 miles west of Sunderland