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Where is Bournemouth?

Bournemouth is located in the county of Dorset, South West England, four miles west of the town of Christchurch, 77 miles south-east of Cardiff, and 94 miles south-west of London. Bournemouth lies five miles south-west of the Hampshire border, and was historically in the county of Hampshire. Bournemouth falls within the unitary authority of Bournemouth. It is in the BH1 postcode district. The post town for Bournemouth is Bournemouth.

Bournemouth on a map

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

Which county is Bournemouth in?

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

Ceremonial CountyDorset
Historic CountyHampshire
Administrative CountyBournemouth

Where is Bournemouth in Dorset?

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

Map showing location of Bournemouth within Dorset
Location of Bournemouth within Dorset

What is the postcode for Bournemouth?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Bournemouth is BH1 1LN.

Where is Bournemouth in BH1?

Bournemouth is situated towards the southernmost extremity of the BH1 postcode district, and towards the westernmost extremity of the BH1 postcode district.

Map showing location of Bournemouth within BH1
Location of Bournemouth within BH1

What is the post town for Bournemouth?

The post town for Bournemouth is Bournemouth. Bournemouth is in the BH1 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Bournemouth.

What is the latitude and longitude of Bournemouth?

The centre of Bournemouth is located at position 50.72098° latitude and -1.87669° longitude.

Latitude50.72098°
Longitude-1.87669°

What is the easting and northing of Bournemouth?

The centre of Bournemouth is located at the grid reference easting 408801 and northing 91268 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting408801
Northing91268

What are the nearest towns to Bournemouth?

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

west
4m
Bournemouth is 4 miles west of Christchurch
east
5m
Bournemouth is 5 miles east of Poole
south
6m
Bournemouth is 6 miles south of Ferndown
south-east
7m
Bournemouth is 7 miles south-east of Wimborne Minster
north-east
9m
Bournemouth is 9 miles north-east of Swanage
south-west
9m
Bournemouth is 9 miles south-west of Ringwood
west
10m
Bournemouth is 10 miles west of New Milton
east
11m
Bournemouth is 11 miles east of Wareham
south
11m
Bournemouth is 11 miles south of Verwood
south
15m
Bournemouth is 15 miles south of Fordingbridge

What are the nearest cities to Bournemouth?

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

south-west
24m
Bournemouth is 24 miles south-west of Southampton
south
24m
Bournemouth is 24 miles south of Salisbury
south-west
34m
Bournemouth is 34 miles south-west of Winchester
west
35m
Bournemouth is 35 miles west of Portsmouth
south-east
48m
Bournemouth is 48 miles south-east of Wells
west
49m
Bournemouth is 49 miles west of Chichester
south-east
50m
Bournemouth is 50 miles south-east of Bath
south-east
60m
Bournemouth is 60 miles south-east of Bristol
east
73m
Bournemouth is 73 miles east of Exeter
south
76m
Bournemouth is 76 miles south of Oxford

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