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Where is Formby?

Formby is located in the county of Merseyside, North West England, six miles north-west of the town of Maghull, seven miles south of the major town of Southport, 144 miles north of Cardiff, 166 miles south of Edinburgh, and 187 miles north-west of London. Formby lies just south-west of the Lancashire border, and was historically in the county of Lancashire. Formby falls within the metropolitan district council of Sefton. It is in the L37 postcode district. The post town for Formby is Liverpool.

Formby on a map

Map showing extent of Formby as bounding box
Bounding box showing extent of Formby
Map showing location of Formby within the UK
Location of Formby within the UK

Which county is Formby in?

Formby is in the ceremonial county of Merseyside, and the historic county of Lancashire.

Ceremonial CountyMerseyside
Historic CountyLancashire

Where is Formby in Merseyside?

Formby is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of Merseyside, and towards the westernmost extremity of Merseyside.

Map showing location of Formby within Merseyside
Location of Formby within Merseyside

What is the postcode for Formby?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Formby is L37 4DT.

Where is Formby in L37?

Formby is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the L37 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the L37 postcode district.

Map showing location of Formby within L37
Location of Formby within L37

What is the post town for Formby?

The post town for Formby is Liverpool. Formby is in the L37 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Liverpool.

What is the latitude and longitude of Formby?

The centre of Formby is located at position 53.55711° latitude and -3.06008° longitude.

Latitude53.55711°
Longitude-3.06008°

What is the easting and northing of Formby?

The centre of Formby is located at the grid reference easting 329873 and northing 407243 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting329873
Northing407243

What are the nearest towns to Formby?

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

north-west
6m
Formby is 6 miles north-west of Maghull
north
6m
Formby is 6 miles north of Crosby
north
6m
Formby is 6 miles north of Litherland
south
7m
Formby is 7 miles south of Southport
west
7m
Formby is 7 miles west of Ormskirk
north
8m
Formby is 8 miles north of Bootle
north-west
9m
Formby is 9 miles north-west of Kirkby
north
9m
Formby is 9 miles north of Wallasey
north
11m
Formby is 11 miles north of Birkenhead
west
12m
Formby is 12 miles west of Skelmersdale

What are the nearest cities to Formby?

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

north
11m
Formby is 11 miles north of Liverpool
south-west
20m
Formby is 20 miles south-west of Preston
north-east
26m
Formby is 26 miles north-east of St Asaph
north
26m
Formby is 26 miles north of Chester
west
32m
Formby is 32 miles west of Salford
west
34m
Formby is 34 miles west of Manchester
south
36m
Formby is 36 miles south of Lancaster
north-east
50m
Formby is 50 miles north-east of Bangor
north-west
52m
Formby is 52 miles north-west of Stoke-on-Trent
west
56m
Formby is 56 miles west of Bradford

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