Thornton is located in the county of Fife, Scotland, two miles south-east of the town of Glenrothes, 21 miles south of the major city of Dundee, 15 miles north of Edinburgh, 324 miles north of Cardiff, and 344 miles north of London. Thornton lies five miles south-east of the Perth and Kinross border. Thornton falls within the unitary authority of Fife. It is in the KY1 postcode district. The post town for Thornton is Kirkcaldy.
Thornton is in the ceremonial county of Fife, the historic county of Fife, and the administrative county of Fife.
Thornton is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of Fife, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of Fife.
The nearest postcode to the centre of Thornton is KY1 4AN.
Thornton is situated towards the northernmost extremity of the KY1 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the KY1 postcode district.
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The post town for Thornton is Kirkcaldy. Thornton is in the KY1 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Kirkcaldy.
The centre of Thornton is located at position 56.16518° latitude and -3.14572° longitude.
The centre of Thornton is located at the grid reference easting 328947 and northing 697537 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.
Position of Thornton relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Thornton to the centre of the town.
Position of Thornton relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Thornton to the centre of the city.