Where is Horwich?

Horwich is located in the county of Greater Manchester, North West England, two miles south-east of the town of Adlington, five miles west of the major town of Bolton, 149 miles north of Cardiff, 165 miles south of Edinburgh, and 176 miles north-west of London. Horwich lies just south of the Lancashire border, and was historically in the county of Lancashire. Horwich falls within the metropolitan district council of Bolton. It is in the BL6 postcode district. The post town for Horwich is Bolton.

Horwich on a map

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

Which county is Horwich in?

Horwich is in the ceremonial county of Greater Manchester, and the historic county of Lancashire.

Ceremonial CountyGreater Manchester
Historic CountyLancashire

Where is Horwich in Greater Manchester?

Horwich is situated towards the northernmost extremity of Greater Manchester, and towards the westernmost extremity of Greater Manchester.

Location of Horwich within Greater Manchester

What is the postcode for Horwich?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Horwich is BL6 7AY.

Where is Horwich in BL6?

Horwich is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the BL6 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the BL6 postcode district.

Location of Horwich within BL6

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What is the post town for Horwich?

The post town for Horwich is Bolton. Horwich is in the BL6 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Bolton.

What is the latitude and longitude of Horwich?

The centre of Horwich is located at position 53.59969° latitude and -2.54591° longitude.

Latitude53.59969°
Longitude-2.54591°

What is the easting and northing of Horwich?

The centre of Horwich is located at the grid reference easting 363970 and northing 411597 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting363970
Northing411597

What are the nearest towns to Horwich?

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

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Horwich is 2 miles south-east of Adlington
4m
Horwich is 4 miles north of Westhoughton
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Horwich is 5 miles north of Hindley
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Horwich is 5 miles east of Standish
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Horwich is 5 miles west of Bolton
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Horwich is 5 miles north-east of Ince-in-Makerfield
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Horwich is 5 miles north-east of Wigan
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Horwich is 5 miles south-east of Chorley
6m
Horwich is 6 miles north-west of Atherton
7m
Horwich is 7 miles north-west of Tyldesley

What are the nearest cities to Horwich?

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

13m
Horwich is 13 miles south-east of Preston
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Horwich is 13 miles north-west of Salford
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Horwich is 15 miles north-west of Manchester
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Horwich is 22 miles north-east of Liverpool
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Horwich is 32 miles north-east of Chester
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Horwich is 33 miles south of Lancaster
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Horwich is 35 miles west of Bradford
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Horwich is 43 miles north of Stoke-on-Trent
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Horwich is 43 miles west of Leeds
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Horwich is 43 miles west of Wakefield

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