Where is Harwell?

Harwell is located in the county of Oxfordshire, South East England, two miles west of the town of Didcot, 11 miles south of the major city of Oxford, and 50 miles west of London. Harwell lies three miles north-west of the Berkshire border, and was historically in the county of Berkshire. Harwell falls within the district council of Vale of White Horse, under the county council of Oxfordshire. It is in the OX11 postcode district. The post town for Harwell is Didcot.

Harwell on a map

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

Which county is Harwell in?

Harwell is in the ceremonial county of Oxfordshire, the historic county of Berkshire, and the administrative county of Oxfordshire.

Ceremonial CountyOxfordshire
Historic CountyBerkshire
Administrative CountyOxfordshire

Where is Harwell in Oxfordshire?

Harwell is situated towards the southernmost extremity of Oxfordshire, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of Oxfordshire.

Location of Harwell within Oxfordshire

What is the postcode for Harwell?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Harwell is OX11 0EX.

Where is Harwell in OX11?

Harwell is situated towards the northernmost extremity of the OX11 postcode district, and towards the westernmost extremity of the OX11 postcode district.

Location of Harwell within OX11

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What is the post town for Harwell?

The post town for Harwell is Didcot. Harwell is in the OX11 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Didcot.

What is the latitude and longitude of Harwell?

The centre of Harwell is located at position 51.59885° latitude and -1.29204° longitude.

Latitude51.59885°
Longitude-1.29204°

What is the easting and northing of Harwell?

The centre of Harwell is located at the grid reference easting 449133 and northing 189127 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting449133
Northing189127

What are the nearest towns to Harwell?

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

2m
Harwell is 2 miles west of Didcot
5m
Harwell is 5 miles south of Abingdon-on-Thames
6m
Harwell is 6 miles east of Wantage
7m
Harwell is 7 miles west of Wallingford
13m
Harwell is 13 miles west of Watlington
13m
Harwell is 13 miles east of Faringdon
14m
Harwell is 14 miles north of Thatcham
14m
Harwell is 14 miles north of Newbury
15m
Harwell is 15 miles south-east of Witney
15m
Harwell is 15 miles south of Kidlington

What are the nearest cities to Harwell?

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

11m
Harwell is 11 miles south of Oxford
37m
Harwell is 37 miles north of Winchester
42m
Harwell is 42 miles west of St Albans
43m
Harwell is 43 miles north-east of Salisbury
45m
Harwell is 45 miles south-east of Gloucester
48m
Harwell is 48 miles north of Southampton
48m
Harwell is 48 miles east of Bath
51m
Harwell is 51 miles west of London
51m
Harwell is 51 miles west of City of Westminster
52m
Harwell is 52 miles west of City of London