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AB postcode area

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AB is located in the United Kingdom
Coordinates: 57°17′28″N 2°19′12″W / 57.291°N 2.320°W / 57.291; -2.320
CountryUnited Kingdom
Postcode area
Postcode area name
Post towns24
Postcode districts40
Postcode sectors176
Postcodes (live)17,095
Postcodes (total)38,794
Statistics as at May 2020[1]

The AB postcode area, also known as the Aberdeen postcode area [2] is a group of 33 postcode districts in north-east Scotland, within 24 post towns. These cover the Aberdeen council area (including the city of Aberdeen, Milltimber and Peterculter), Aberdeenshire (including Banff, Macduff, Fraserburgh, Peterhead, Ellon, Turriff, Huntly, Insch, Inverurie, Westhill, Alford, Strathdon, Ballater, Aboyne, Banchory, Laurencekirk and Stonehaven) and east Moray (including Buckie, Keith, Aberlour and Ballindalloch).


The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area(s)
AB10 ABERDEEN Bridge of Dee, Mannofield, Ruthrieston Aberdeen
AB11 ABERDEEN Ferryhill, Torry Aberdeen
AB12 ABERDEEN Altens, Ardoe, Banchory Devenick, Blairs, Bridge of Dee, Cove Bay, Kincorth, Maryculter, Nigg, Portlethen, Tullos Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
AB13 MILLTIMBER Milltimber Aberdeen
AB14 PETERCULTER Peterculter, Upper Anguston Aberdeen
AB15 ABERDEEN Bieldside, Craigiebuckler, Cults, Hazlehead, Kingswells, Mannofield, Milltimber, Summerhill Aberdeen
AB16 ABERDEEN Mastrick, Northfield, Middlefield, Cornhill, Shedocksley Aberdeen
AB21 ABERDEEN Blackburn, Bucksburn, Dyce, Fintray, Kinellar, Newmachar, Whiterashes Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
AB22 ABERDEEN Bridge of Don, Danestone, Grandholm, Persley Aberdeen
AB23 ABERDEEN Balmedie, Belhelvie, Bridge of Don, Potterton, Whitecairns Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
AB24 ABERDEEN Old Aberdeen, Woodside, Tillydrone, Seaton, Bedford Aberdeen
AB25 ABERDEEN Kittybrewster, Foresterhill, Rosemount, George Street Aberdeen
AB30 LAURENCEKIRK Laurencekirk, Fettercairn, Marykirk, North Water Bridge, Luthermuir, Phesbo, Glensaugh, Auchenblae, Fordoun, Scotston, Arbuthnott Aberdeenshire
AB31 BANCHORY Banchory, Lumphanan, Torphins, Crathes Aberdeenshire
AB32 WESTHILL Westhill, Kirkton of Skene, Echt, Dunecht Aberdeenshire
AB33 ALFORD Alford, Muir of Fowlis, Towie Aberdeenshire
AB34 ABOYNE Aboyne, Kincardine O'Neil, Dinnet Aberdeenshire
AB35 BALLATER Ballater, Crathie, Braemar, Spittal of Glenmuick Aberdeenshire
AB36 STRATHDON Strathdon, Corgarff Aberdeenshire
AB37 BALLINDALLOCH Ballindalloch, Glenlivet, Tomintoul Moray
AB38 ABERLOUR Aberlour, Craigellachie, Rothes Moray
AB39 STONEHAVEN Stonehaven, Newtonhill Aberdeenshire
AB41 ELLON Ellon, Tarves, Pitmedden, Udny Aberdeenshire
AB42 PETERHEAD Peterhead, Hatton, St. Fergus Aberdeenshire
AB43 FRASERBURGH Fraserburgh, Crimond Aberdeenshire
AB44 MACDUFF Macduff Aberdeenshire
AB45 BANFF Banff, Gardenstown, Cornhill, Portsoy, Whitehills Aberdeenshire
AB51 INVERURIE Inverurie, Kemnay, Kintore, Oldmeldrum Aberdeenshire
AB52 INSCH Insch, Culsalmond, Largie, Auchleven, Oyne, Old Rayne, Colpy, Leslie, Wrangham, Duncanstone, Mill of Boddam Aberdeenshire
AB53 TURRIFF Turriff, Fyvie, New Deer Aberdeenshire
AB54 HUNTLY Huntly, Aberchirder, Cabrach, Cairnie, Forgue, Gartly, Glass, Kennethmont, Lumsden, Rhynie, Rothiemay Aberdeenshire, Moray
AB55 KEITH Keith, Dufftown Moray
AB56 BUCKIE Buckie, Cullen, Portknockie, Findochty, Portessie, Portgordon Moray
AB99 ABERDEEN non-geographic

Originally, the area had only five postcode districts, AB1 to AB5. In August 1990, these were recoded with the addition of second digits, such that every post town besides Aberdeen had its own district. At the same time, IV33, IV34 and IV35 were recoded as part of AB38.[citation needed]


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AB postcode area map, showing postcode districts, post towns and neighbouring postcode areas.DD postcode areaIV postcode areaPH postcode area
AB postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby DD, IV and PH postcode areas.
Detailed map of postcode districts and post towns in and around Aberdeen

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "ONS Postcode Directory Version Notes" (ZIP). National Statistics Postcode Products. Office for National Statistics. May 2020. Table 2. Retrieved 19 June 2020. Coordinates from mean of unit postcode points, "Code-Point Open". OS OpenData. Ordnance Survey. February 2012. Retrieved 21 April 2012.
  2. ^ Royal Mail, Address Management Guide, (2004)

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