Alton is located in the county of Hampshire, South East England, five miles north-west of the town of Bordon, ten miles south-east of the major town of Basingstoke, and 45 miles south-west of London. Alton lies six miles west of the Surrey border. Alton falls within the district council of East Hampshire, under the county council of Hampshire. It is in the GU34 postcode district. The post town for Alton is Alton.
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Alton is in the ceremonial county of Hampshire, the historic county of Hampshire, and the administrative county of Hampshire.
Alton is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of Hampshire, and towards the easternmost extremity of Hampshire.
The nearest postcode to the centre of Alton is GU34 1BJ.
Alton is situated towards the northernmost extremity of the GU34 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the GU34 postcode district.
The post town for Alton is Alton. Alton is in the GU34 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Alton.
The centre of Alton is located at position 51.14864° latitude and -0.97584° longitude.
The centre of Alton is located at the grid reference easting 471733 and northing 139318 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.
Position of Alton relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Alton to the centre of the town.
Position of Alton relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Alton to the centre of the city.