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Where is Barnstaple?

Barnstaple is located in the county of Devon, South West England, seven miles east of the town of Northam, 34 miles north-west of the major city of Exeter, 47 miles south-west of Cardiff, and 173 miles west of London. Barnstaple falls within the district council of North Devon, under the county council of Devon. It is in the EX31 postcode district. The post town for Barnstaple is Barnstaple.

COVID-19: Barnstaple coronavirus cases are reported by Public Health England within the Devon case numbers. This Barnstaple coronavirus map shows the position of Barnstaple within Devon, along with the number of cases in Devon and each of the surrounding areas.

Barnstaple on a map

Map showing extent of Barnstaple as bounding box
Bounding box showing extent of Barnstaple
Map showing location of Barnstaple within the UK
Location of Barnstaple within the UK

Which county is Barnstaple in?

Barnstaple is in the ceremonial county of Devon, the historic county of Devon, and the administrative county of Devon.

Ceremonial CountyDevon
Historic CountyDevon
Administrative CountyDevon

Where is Barnstaple in Devon?

Barnstaple is situated towards the northernmost extremity of Devon, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of Devon.

Map showing location of Barnstaple within Devon
Location of Barnstaple within Devon

What is the postcode for Barnstaple?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Barnstaple is EX31 1SY.

Where is Barnstaple in EX31?

Barnstaple is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the EX31 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the EX31 postcode district.

Map showing location of Barnstaple within EX31
Location of Barnstaple within EX31

What is the post town for Barnstaple?

The post town for Barnstaple is Barnstaple. Barnstaple is in the EX31 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Barnstaple.

What is the latitude and longitude of Barnstaple?

The centre of Barnstaple is located at position 51.08107° latitude and -4.05838° longitude.

Latitude51.08107°
Longitude-4.05838°

What is the easting and northing of Barnstaple?

The centre of Barnstaple is located at the grid reference easting 255915 and northing 133322 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting255915
Northing133322

What are the nearest towns to Barnstaple?

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

east
7m
Barnstaple is 7 miles east of Northam
north-east
8m
Barnstaple is 8 miles north-east of Bideford
south
9m
Barnstaple is 9 miles south of Ilfracombe
north-east
10m
Barnstaple is 10 miles north-east of Great Torrington
north-west
11m
Barnstaple is 11 miles north-west of South Molton
south-west
14m
Barnstaple is 14 miles south-west of Lynton
north
21m
Barnstaple is 21 miles north of North Tawton
west
22m
Barnstaple is 22 miles west of Dulverton
north-east
23m
Barnstaple is 23 miles north-east of Holsworthy
north
24m
Barnstaple is 24 miles north of Okehampton

What are the nearest cities to Barnstaple?

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

north-west
34m
Barnstaple is 34 miles north-west of Exeter
south
38m
Barnstaple is 38 miles south of Swansea
south-west
47m
Barnstaple is 47 miles south-west of Cardiff
north
49m
Barnstaple is 49 miles north of Plymouth
south-west
58m
Barnstaple is 58 miles south-west of Newport
west
62m
Barnstaple is 62 miles west of Wells
west
68m
Barnstaple is 68 miles west of Bristol
north-east
71m
Barnstaple is 71 miles north-east of Truro
south-east
76m
Barnstaple is 76 miles south-east of St Davids
west
77m
Barnstaple is 77 miles west of Bath

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