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Extreme points of the United Kingdom

This is a list of the extreme points of the United Kingdom: the points that are farther north, south, east or west than any other location. Traditionally the extent of the island of Great Britain has stretched "from Land's End to John o' Groats" (that is, from the extreme southwest of England to the far northeast of Scotland).

This article does not include references to the Channel Islands because they are Crown dependencies, not constituent parts of the United Kingdom.

Extreme points of the United Kingdom is located in the United Kingdom
Out Stack
Skaw
Western Rocks
St Agnes
Soay
Belleek
Soay
Extreme points of the United Kingdom
Lowe
-stoft
Lowestoft Ness
Ben Nevis
Holme
Fen
Extreme points of the United Kingdom
  • Westernmost point – Rockall at . While the United Kingdom's claim to Rockall is not disputed by any international authority or country, other countries have claimed it in the past. If Rockall is not considered part of the UK, Soay, St Kilda, at is the westernmost point.
  • Westernmost settlement – Belleek, County Fermanagh at . Until 1930, the westernmost settlement was Hirta, on the island of St Kilda, but it is now abandoned; the island now has a military base, staffed during the summer months.

Extreme points within the UK

In addition to the extreme points of the UK as a whole, the extreme points of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and for the island of Great Britain are listed below.

Great Britain

  • Easternmost point – Lowestoft Ness, Suffolk at
  • Easternmost settlement – Lowestoft, Suffolk at

England

Including islands

  • Westernmost point – Crim Rocks, Isles of Scilly at
  • Westernmost settlement – St Agnes, Isles of Scilly at
  • Easternmost point – Lowestoft Ness, Suffolk at
  • Easternmost settlement – Lowestoft, Suffolk at

English mainland

  • Northernmost point – Marshall Meadows Bay, Northumberland at
  • Northernmost settlement – Marshall Meadows, Northumberland at
  • Southernmost point – Lizard Point, Cornwall at
  • Southernmost settlement – Lizard, Cornwall at
  • Easternmost point – Lowestoft Ness, Suffolk at
  • Easternmost settlement – Lowestoft, Suffolk at

Northern Ireland

Including islands

Northern Irish mainland

Scotland

Including islands

Scottish mainland

Wales

Including islands

Welsh mainland

See also

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