1. Whetstone

Where is Whetstone?

Whetstone is located in the county of Leicestershire, East Midlands, five miles south-west of the major city of Leicester, and 86 miles north-west of London. Whetstone lies eight miles north-east of the Warwickshire border. Whetstone falls within the district council of Blaby, under the county council of Leicestershire. It is in the LE8 postcode district. The post town for Whetstone is Leicester.

Whetstone on a map

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

Which county is Whetstone in?

Whetstone is in the ceremonial county of Leicestershire, the historic county of Leicestershire, and the administrative county of Leicestershire.

Ceremonial CountyLeicestershire
Historic CountyLeicestershire
Administrative CountyLeicestershire

Where is Whetstone in Leicestershire?

Whetstone is situated towards the southernmost extremity of Leicestershire, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of Leicestershire.

Location of Whetstone within Leicestershire

What is the postcode for Whetstone?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Whetstone is LE8 6NW.

Where is Whetstone in LE8?

Whetstone is situated towards the northernmost extremity of the LE8 postcode district, and towards the westernmost extremity of the LE8 postcode district.

Location of Whetstone within LE8

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What is the post town for Whetstone?

The post town for Whetstone is Leicester. Whetstone is in the LE8 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Leicester.

What is the latitude and longitude of Whetstone?

The centre of Whetstone is located at position 52.57133° latitude and -1.1795° longitude.

Latitude52.57133°
Longitude-1.1795°

What is the easting and northing of Whetstone?

The centre of Whetstone is located at the grid reference easting 455706 and northing 297372 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting455706
Northing297372

What are the nearest towns to Whetstone?

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

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Whetstone is 6 miles east of Earl Shilton
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Whetstone is 8 miles north of Lutterworth
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Whetstone is 8 miles east of Hinckley
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Whetstone is 10 miles south-west of Syston
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Whetstone is 10 miles east of Market Bosworth
12m
Whetstone is 12 miles south-east of Ibstock
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Whetstone is 13 miles north-west of Market Harborough
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Whetstone is 13 miles east of Nuneaton
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Whetstone is 13 miles south-east of Coalville
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Whetstone is 14 miles north-east of Bedworth

What are the nearest cities to Whetstone?

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

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Whetstone is 5 miles south-west of Leicester
18m
Whetstone is 18 miles north-east of Coventry
27m
Whetstone is 27 miles south of Nottingham
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Whetstone is 27 miles south-east of Derby
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Whetstone is 28 miles east of Lichfield
31m
Whetstone is 31 miles east of Birmingham
39m
Whetstone is 39 miles west of Peterborough
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Whetstone is 40 miles east of Wolverhampton
51m
Whetstone is 51 miles north-east of Worcester
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Whetstone is 52 miles south-east of Stoke-on-Trent

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