Where is Cardiff?

Cardiff is located in the county of South Glamorgan, Wales, three miles north of the town of Penarth, 11 miles south-west of the major city of Newport, and 131 miles west of London. Cardiff lies four miles south-west of the Gwent border, and was historically in the county of Glamorgan. Cardiff falls within the unitary authority of Caerdydd - Cardiff. It is in the CF10 postcode district. The post town for Cardiff is Cardiff.

Cardiff on a map

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

Which county is Cardiff in?

Cardiff is in the ceremonial county of South Glamorgan, the historic county of Glamorgan, and the administrative county of Caerdydd - Cardiff.

Ceremonial CountySouth Glamorgan
Historic CountyGlamorgan
Administrative CountyCaerdydd - Cardiff

Where is Cardiff in South Glamorgan?

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

Location of Cardiff within South Glamorgan

What is the postcode for Cardiff?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Cardiff is CF10 1GP.

Where is Cardiff in CF10?

Cardiff is situated towards the northernmost extremity of the CF10 postcode district, and towards the westernmost extremity of the CF10 postcode district.

Location of Cardiff within CF10

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What is the post town for Cardiff?

The post town for Cardiff is Cardiff. Cardiff is in the CF10 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Cardiff.

What is the latitude and longitude of Cardiff?

The centre of Cardiff is located at position 51.48001° latitude and -3.17686° longitude.

Latitude51.48001°
Longitude-3.17686°

What is the easting and northing of Cardiff?

The centre of Cardiff is located at the grid reference easting 318371 and northing 176329 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting318371
Northing176329

What are the nearest towns to Cardiff?

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

3m
Cardiff is 3 miles north of Penarth
7m
Cardiff is 7 miles north-east of Barry
7m
Cardiff is 7 miles south of Caerphilly
10m
Cardiff is 10 miles south-east of Llantrisant
10m
Cardiff is 10 miles south of Risca
10m
Cardiff is 10 miles south-east of Talbot Green
11m
Cardiff is 11 miles south-east of Pontypridd
11m
Cardiff is 11 miles south of Ystrad Mynach
12m
Cardiff is 12 miles south of Abercarn
12m
Cardiff is 12 miles east of Cowbridge

What are the nearest cities to Cardiff?

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

11m
Cardiff is 11 miles south-west of Newport
25m
Cardiff is 25 miles west of Bristol
30m
Cardiff is 30 miles north-west of Wells
34m
Cardiff is 34 miles east of Swansea
36m
Cardiff is 36 miles west of Bath
44m
Cardiff is 44 miles south-west of Hereford
48m
Cardiff is 48 miles south-west of Gloucester
55m
Cardiff is 55 miles north of Exeter
64m
Cardiff is 64 miles south-west of Worcester
66m
Cardiff is 66 miles north-west of Salisbury

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