1. Thornton

Where is Thornton?

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 on a map

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

Which county is Thornton in?

Thornton is in the ceremonial county of Fife, the historic county of Fife, and the administrative county of Fife.

Ceremonial CountyFife
Historic CountyFife
Administrative CountyFife

Where is Thornton in 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.

Location of Thornton within Fife

What is the postcode for Thornton?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Thornton is KY1 4AN.

Where is Thornton in KY1?

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.

Location of Thornton within KY1

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What is the post town for Thornton?

The post town for Thornton is Kirkcaldy. Thornton is in the KY1 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Kirkcaldy.

What is the latitude and longitude of Thornton?

The centre of Thornton is located at position 56.16518° latitude and -3.14572° longitude.

Latitude56.16518°
Longitude-3.14572°

What is the easting and northing of Thornton?

The centre of Thornton is located at the grid reference easting 328947 and northing 697537 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting328947
Northing697537

What are the nearest towns to Thornton?

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

2m
Thornton is 2 miles south-east of Glenrothes
3m
Thornton is 3 miles south of Markinch
4m
Thornton is 4 miles south-east of Leslie
4m
Thornton is 4 miles north of Kirkcaldy
4m
Thornton is 4 miles west of Buckhaven
5m
Thornton is 5 miles west of Methil
6m
Thornton is 6 miles west of Leven
6m
Thornton is 6 miles south of Falkland
7m
Thornton is 7 miles north of Kinghorn
7m
Thornton is 7 miles east of Lochgelly

What are the nearest cities to Thornton?

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

15m
Thornton is 15 miles north of Edinburgh
20m
Thornton is 20 miles south-east of Perth
21m
Thornton is 21 miles south of Dundee
31m
Thornton is 31 miles east of Stirling
47m
Thornton is 47 miles north-east of Glasgow
79m
Thornton is 79 miles south-west of Aberdeen
88m
Thornton is 88 miles north of Carlisle
100m
Thornton is 100 miles south-east of Inverness
102m
Thornton is 102 miles north-west of Newcastle upon Tyne
111m
Thornton is 111 miles north-west of Sunderland

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