Where is Bristol?

Bristol is located in the county of Bristol, South West England, four miles south of the town of Filton, 25 miles east of Cardiff, and 107 miles west of London. Bristol lies roughly one mile north-east of the Somerset border, and was historically in the county of Gloucestershire. Bristol falls within the unitary authority of City of Bristol. It is in the BS1 postcode district. The post town for Bristol is Bristol.

Bristol on a map

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

Which county is Bristol in?

Bristol is in the ceremonial county of Bristol, the historic county of Gloucestershire, and the administrative county of City of Bristol.

Ceremonial CountyBristol
Historic CountyGloucestershire
Administrative CountyCity of Bristol

Where is Bristol in Bristol?

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

Location of Bristol within Bristol

What is the postcode for Bristol?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Bristol is BS1 5HS.

Where is Bristol in BS1?

Bristol is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the BS1 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the BS1 postcode district.

Location of Bristol within BS1

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What is the post town for Bristol?

The post town for Bristol is Bristol. Bristol is in the BS1 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Bristol.

What is the latitude and longitude of Bristol?

The centre of Bristol is located at position 51.45313° latitude and -2.60098° longitude.

Latitude51.45313°
Longitude-2.60098°

What is the easting and northing of Bristol?

The centre of Bristol is located at the grid reference easting 358337 and northing 172855 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting358337
Northing172855

What are the nearest towns to Bristol?

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

4m
Bristol is 4 miles south of Filton
5m
Bristol is 5 miles north-west of Keynsham
6m
Bristol is 6 miles south-west of Bradley Stoke
7m
Bristol is 7 miles east of Nailsea
8m
Bristol is 8 miles east of Portishead
10m
Bristol is 10 miles south-west of Yate
11m
Bristol is 11 miles south-west of Chipping Sodbury
11m
Bristol is 11 miles east of Clevedon
11m
Bristol is 11 miles south of Thornbury
12m
Bristol is 12 miles south-east of Caldicot

What are the nearest cities to Bristol?

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

12m
Bristol is 12 miles north-west of Bath
17m
Bristol is 17 miles north of Wells
19m
Bristol is 19 miles south-east of Newport
25m
Bristol is 25 miles east of Cardiff
32m
Bristol is 32 miles south-west of Gloucester
42m
Bristol is 42 miles south of Hereford
44m
Bristol is 44 miles north-west of Salisbury
54m
Bristol is 54 miles south of Worcester
59m
Bristol is 59 miles east of Swansea
61m
Bristol is 61 miles west of Oxford

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