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Where is Bedford?

Bedford is located in the county of Bedfordshire, Eastern England, two miles north-east of the town of Kempston, and 45 miles north of London. Bedford lies six miles north-east of the Buckinghamshire border. Bedford falls within the unitary authority of Bedford. It is in the MK40 postcode district. The post town for Bedford is Bedford.

Bedford on a map

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

Which county is Bedford in?

Bedford is in the ceremonial county of Bedfordshire, the historic county of Bedfordshire, and the administrative county of Bedford.

Ceremonial CountyBedfordshire
Historic CountyBedfordshire
Administrative CountyBedford

Where is Bedford in Bedfordshire?

Bedford is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of Bedfordshire, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of Bedfordshire.

Map showing location of Bedford within Bedfordshire
Location of Bedford within Bedfordshire

What is the postcode for Bedford?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Bedford is MK40 1PE.

Where is Bedford in MK40?

Bedford is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the MK40 postcode district, and towards the easternmost extremity of the MK40 postcode district.

Map showing location of Bedford within MK40
Location of Bedford within MK40

What is the post town for Bedford?

The post town for Bedford is Bedford. Bedford is in the MK40 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Bedford.

What is the latitude and longitude of Bedford?

The centre of Bedford is located at position 52.13684° latitude and -0.46849° longitude.

Latitude52.13684°
Longitude-0.46849°

What is the easting and northing of Bedford?

The centre of Bedford is located at the grid reference easting 504915 and northing 249833 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting504915
Northing249833

What are the nearest towns to Bedford?

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

north-east
2m
Bedford is 2 miles north-east of Kempston
north
7m
Bedford is 7 miles north of Ampthill
west
8m
Bedford is 8 miles west of Sandy
north-west
9m
Bedford is 9 miles north-west of Shefford
north
9m
Bedford is 9 miles north of Flitwick
west
9m
Bedford is 9 miles west of Biggleswade
east
10m
Bedford is 10 miles east of Olney
south-west
11m
Bedford is 11 miles south-west of St Neots
west
11m
Bedford is 11 miles west of Potton
east
11m
Bedford is 11 miles east of Newport Pagnell

What are the nearest cities to Bedford?

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

west
25m
Bedford is 25 miles west of Cambridge
north
27m
Bedford is 27 miles north of St Albans
south
32m
Bedford is 32 miles south of Peterborough
south-west
36m
Bedford is 36 miles south-west of Ely
north-east
43m
Bedford is 43 miles north-east of Oxford
south-east
44m
Bedford is 44 miles south-east of Leicester
north
46m
Bedford is 46 miles north of London
north
46m
Bedford is 46 miles north of City of London
north
46m
Bedford is 46 miles north of City of Westminster
east
48m
Bedford is 48 miles east of Coventry

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