Where is Wigtown?

Wigtown is located in the county of Wigtown, Scotland, seven miles south of the town of Newton Stewart, 60 miles west of the major city of Carlisle, 90 miles south-west of Edinburgh, 240 miles north of Cardiff, and 293 miles north-west of London. Wigtown lies six miles south-west of the The Stewartry of Kirkcudbright border, and was historically in the county of Wigtownshire. Wigtown falls within the unitary authority of Dumfries and Galloway. It is in the DG8 postcode district. The post town for Wigtown is Newton Stewart.

Wigtown on a map

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

Which county is Wigtown in?

Wigtown 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 Wigtown in Wigtown?

Wigtown is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of Wigtown, and towards the easternmost extremity of Wigtown.

Location of Wigtown within Wigtown

What is the postcode for Wigtown?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Wigtown is DG8 9HJ.

Where is Wigtown in DG8?

Wigtown is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the DG8 postcode district, and towards the easternmost extremity of the DG8 postcode district.

Location of Wigtown within DG8

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What is the post town for Wigtown?

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

What is the latitude and longitude of Wigtown?

The centre of Wigtown is located at position 54.86731° latitude and -4.44457° longitude.

Latitude54.86731°
Longitude-4.44457°

What is the easting and northing of Wigtown?

The centre of Wigtown is located at the grid reference easting 243218 and northing 555241 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting243218
Northing555241

What are the nearest towns to Wigtown?

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

7m
Wigtown is 7 miles south of Newton Stewart
9m
Wigtown is 9 miles north of Whithorn
10m
Wigtown is 10 miles west of Gatehouse of Fleet
16m
Wigtown is 16 miles west of Kirkcudbright
19m
Wigtown is 19 miles south-west of New Galloway
21m
Wigtown is 21 miles west of Castle Douglas
23m
Wigtown is 23 miles east of Stranraer
25m
Wigtown is 25 miles west of Dalbeattie
31m
Wigtown is 31 miles south-east of Girvan
35m
Wigtown is 35 miles south of Maybole

What are the nearest cities to Wigtown?

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

60m
Wigtown is 60 miles west of Carlisle
69m
Wigtown is 69 miles south of Glasgow
87m
Wigtown is 87 miles north-west of Lancaster
89m
Wigtown is 89 miles south of Stirling
90m
Wigtown is 90 miles south-west of Edinburgh
104m
Wigtown is 104 miles north-west of Preston
113m
Wigtown is 113 miles south of Perth
113m
Wigtown is 113 miles west of Newcastle upon Tyne
114m
Wigtown is 114 miles north of Bangor
114m
Wigtown is 114 miles west of Durham

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