Where is Whithorn?

Whithorn is located in the county of Wigtown, Scotland, nine miles south of the town of Wigtown, 60 miles west of the major city of Carlisle, 97 miles south-west of Edinburgh, 231 miles north of Cardiff, and 285 miles north-west of London. Whithorn was historically in the county of Wigtownshire. Whithorn falls within the unitary authority of Dumfries and Galloway. It is in the DG8 postcode district. The post town for Whithorn is Newton Stewart.

Whithorn on a map

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

Which county is Whithorn in?

Whithorn is in the ceremonial county of Wigtown, the historic county of Wigtownshire, and the administrative county of Dumfries and Galloway.

Ceremonial CountyWigtown
Historic CountyWigtownshire
Administrative CountyDumfries and Galloway

Where is Whithorn in Wigtown?

Whithorn is situated towards the southernmost extremity of Wigtown, and towards the easternmost extremity of Wigtown.

Location of Whithorn within Wigtown

What is the postcode for Whithorn?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Whithorn is DG8 8NY.

Where is Whithorn in DG8?

Whithorn is situated towards the southernmost extremity of the DG8 postcode district, and towards the easternmost extremity of the DG8 postcode district.

Location of Whithorn within DG8

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What is the post town for Whithorn?

The post town for Whithorn is Newton Stewart. Whithorn is in the DG8 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Newton Stewart.

What is the latitude and longitude of Whithorn?

The centre of Whithorn is located at position 54.73397° latitude and -4.41486° longitude.

Latitude54.73397°
Longitude-4.41486°

What is the easting and northing of Whithorn?

The centre of Whithorn is located at the grid reference easting 244613 and northing 540342 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting244613
Northing540342

What are the nearest towns to Whithorn?

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

9m
Whithorn is 9 miles south of Wigtown
14m
Whithorn is 14 miles south-west of Gatehouse of Fleet
16m
Whithorn is 16 miles south-west of Kirkcudbright
16m
Whithorn is 16 miles south of Newton Stewart
24m
Whithorn is 24 miles south-west of Castle Douglas
26m
Whithorn is 26 miles south-west of New Galloway
27m
Whithorn is 27 miles south-east of Stranraer
27m
Whithorn is 27 miles south-west of Dalbeattie
35m
Whithorn is 35 miles west of Workington
36m
Whithorn is 36 miles north-west of Whitehaven

What are the nearest cities to Whithorn?

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

60m
Whithorn is 60 miles west of Carlisle
78m
Whithorn is 78 miles south of Glasgow
80m
Whithorn is 80 miles north-west of Lancaster
97m
Whithorn is 97 miles north-west of Preston
97m
Whithorn is 97 miles south-west of Edinburgh
97m
Whithorn is 97 miles south of Stirling
105m
Whithorn is 105 miles north of Bangor
109m
Whithorn is 109 miles north-west of Liverpool
109m
Whithorn is 109 miles north of St Asaph
113m
Whithorn is 113 miles west of Newcastle upon Tyne

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