Where is Alton?

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.

Alton on a map

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

Which county is Alton in?

Alton is in the ceremonial county of Hampshire, the historic county of Hampshire, and the administrative county of Hampshire.

Ceremonial CountyHampshire
Historic CountyHampshire
Administrative CountyHampshire

Where is Alton in Hampshire?

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

Location of Alton within Hampshire

What is the postcode for Alton?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Alton is GU34 1BJ.

Where is Alton in GU34?

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.

Location of Alton within GU34

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What is the post town for Alton?

The post town for Alton is Alton. Alton is in the GU34 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Alton.

What is the latitude and longitude of Alton?

The centre of Alton is located at position 51.14864° latitude and -0.97584° longitude.

Latitude51.14864°
Longitude-0.97584°

What is the easting and northing of Alton?

The centre of Alton is located at the grid reference easting 471733 and northing 139318 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting471733
Northing139318

What are the nearest towns to Alton?

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

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Alton is 5 miles north-west of Bordon
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Alton is 9 miles south-west of Farnham
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Alton is 9 miles north-east of New Alresford
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Alton is 10 miles south-east of Basingstoke
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Alton is 10 miles north of Petersfield
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Alton is 11 miles south-west of Fleet
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Alton is 12 miles south-west of Aldershot
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Alton is 12 miles west of Haslemere
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Alton is 14 miles south-west of Farnborough
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Alton is 15 miles south-west of Yateley

What are the nearest cities to Alton?

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

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Alton is 16 miles north-east of Winchester
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Alton is 23 miles north-west of Chichester
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Alton is 25 miles north of Portsmouth
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Alton is 25 miles north-east of Southampton
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Alton is 36 miles east of Salisbury
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Alton is 43 miles north-west of Brighton and Hove
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Alton is 43 miles south of Oxford
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Alton is 44 miles south-west of City of Westminster
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Alton is 44 miles south-west of London
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Alton is 46 miles south-west of City of London