Where is Downs?

Downs is located in the county of South Glamorgan, Wales, four miles north of the town of Barry, 15 miles south-west of the major city of Newport, five miles west of Cardiff, and 136 miles west of London. Downs lies four miles south-east of the Mid Glamorgan border, and was historically in the county of Glamorgan. Downs falls within the unitary authority of Bro Morgannwg - the Vale of Glamorgan. It is in the CF5 postcode district. The post town for Downs is Cardiff.

Downs on a map

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

Which county is Downs in?

Downs is in the ceremonial county of South Glamorgan, the historic county of Glamorgan, and the administrative county of Bro Morgannwg - the Vale of Glamorgan.

Ceremonial CountySouth Glamorgan
Historic CountyGlamorgan
Administrative CountyBro Morgannwg - the Vale of Glamorgan

Where is Downs in South Glamorgan?

Downs is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of South Glamorgan, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of South Glamorgan.

Location of Downs within South Glamorgan

What is the postcode for Downs?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Downs is CF5 6SB.

Where is Downs in CF5?

Downs is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the CF5 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the CF5 postcode district.

Location of Downs within CF5

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What is the post town for Downs?

The post town for Downs is Cardiff. Downs is in the CF5 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Cardiff.

What is the latitude and longitude of Downs?

The centre of Downs is located at position 51.46232° latitude and -3.28681° longitude.

Latitude51.46232°
Longitude-3.28681°

What is the easting and northing of Downs?

The centre of Downs is located at the grid reference easting 310701 and northing 174491 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting310701
Northing174491

What are the nearest towns to Downs?

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

4m
Downs is 4 miles north of Barry
5m
Downs is 5 miles west of Penarth
7m
Downs is 7 miles south-east of Talbot Green
7m
Downs is 7 miles south-east of Llantrisant
7m
Downs is 7 miles east of Cowbridge
8m
Downs is 8 miles south of Caerphilly
9m
Downs is 9 miles east of Llantwit Major
10m
Downs is 10 miles south of Pontypridd
10m
Downs is 10 miles south-east of Pencoed
11m
Downs is 11 miles south-east of Porth

What are the nearest cities to Downs?

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

5m
Downs is 5 miles west of Cardiff
15m
Downs is 15 miles south-west of Newport
30m
Downs is 30 miles west of Bristol
30m
Downs is 30 miles east of Swansea
33m
Downs is 33 miles north-west of Wells
40m
Downs is 40 miles west of Bath
48m
Downs is 48 miles south-west of Hereford
52m
Downs is 52 miles north of Exeter
53m
Downs is 53 miles south-west of Gloucester
68m
Downs is 68 miles south-west of Worcester

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