Where is Cowes?

Cowes is located in the county of Isle of Wight, South East England, one mile north-west of the town of East Cowes, nine miles west of the major city of Portsmouth, and 73 miles south-west of London. Cowes lies three miles south of the Hampshire border, and was historically in the county of Hampshire. Cowes falls within the unitary authority of Isle of Wight. It is in the PO31 postcode district. The post town for Cowes is Cowes.

Cowes on a map

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

Which county is Cowes in?

Cowes is in the ceremonial county of Isle of Wight, the historic county of Hampshire, and the administrative county of Isle of Wight.

Ceremonial CountyIsle of Wight
Historic CountyHampshire
Administrative CountyIsle of Wight

Where is Cowes in Isle of Wight?

Cowes is situated towards the northernmost extremity of Isle of Wight, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of Isle of Wight.

Location of Cowes within Isle of Wight

What is the postcode for Cowes?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Cowes is PO31 7AT.

Where is Cowes in PO31?

Cowes is situated towards the northernmost extremity of the PO31 postcode district, and towards the easternmost extremity of the PO31 postcode district.

Location of Cowes within PO31

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What is the post town for Cowes?

The post town for Cowes is Cowes. Cowes is in the PO31 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Cowes.

What is the latitude and longitude of Cowes?

The centre of Cowes is located at position 50.76243° latitude and -1.29792° longitude.

Latitude50.76243°
Longitude-1.29792°

What is the easting and northing of Cowes?

The centre of Cowes is located at the grid reference easting 449614 and northing 96106 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting449614
Northing96106

What are the nearest towns to Cowes?

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

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Cowes is 1 mile north-west of East Cowes
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Cowes is 4 miles north of Newport
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Cowes is 6 miles west of Ryde
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Cowes is 8 miles west of Gosport
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Cowes is 8 miles south-west of Fareham
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Cowes is 9 miles north-west of Brading
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Cowes is 10 miles north-east of Yarmouth
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Cowes is 10 miles north-west of Sandown
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Cowes is 10 miles south of Hedge End
11m
Cowes is 11 miles north-west of Shanklin

What are the nearest cities to Cowes?

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

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Cowes is 9 miles west of Portsmouth
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Cowes is 11 miles south-east of Southampton
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Cowes is 21 miles south of Winchester
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Cowes is 23 miles west of Chichester
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Cowes is 30 miles south-east of Salisbury
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Cowes is 51 miles west of Brighton and Hove
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Cowes is 63 miles south-east of Bath
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Cowes is 66 miles south-east of Wells
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Cowes is 68 miles south of Oxford
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Cowes is 72 miles south-west of City of Westminster