Downton is located in the county of Wiltshire, South West England, five miles north-east of the town of Fordingbridge, 16 miles west of the major city of Southampton, 71 miles south-east of Cardiff, and 79 miles south-west of London. Downton lies roughly one mile west of the Hampshire border. Downton falls within the unitary authority of Wiltshire. It is in the SP5 postcode district. The post town for Downton is Salisbury.
Downton is in the ceremonial county of Wiltshire, the historic county of Wiltshire, and the administrative county of Wiltshire.
Downton is situated towards the southernmost extremity of Wiltshire, and towards the easternmost extremity of Wiltshire.
The nearest postcode to the centre of Downton is SP5 3PG.
Downton is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the SP5 postcode district, and towards the easternmost extremity of the SP5 postcode district.
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The post town for Downton is Salisbury. Downton is in the SP5 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Salisbury.
The centre of Downton is located at position 50.9928° latitude and -1.74189° longitude.
The centre of Downton is located at the grid reference easting 418211 and northing 121520 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.
Position of Downton relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Downton to the centre of the town.
Position of Downton relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Downton to the centre of the city.