Where is Preston?

Preston is located in the county of Rutland, East Midlands, two miles north of the town of Uppingham, 18 miles east of the major city of Leicester, and 80 miles north of London. Preston lies three miles east of the Leicestershire border. Preston falls within the unitary authority of Rutland. It is in the LE15 postcode district. The post town for Preston is Oakham.

Preston on a map

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

Which county is Preston in?

Preston is in the ceremonial county of Rutland, the historic county of Rutland, and the administrative county of Rutland.

Ceremonial CountyRutland
Historic CountyRutland
Administrative CountyRutland

Where is Preston in Rutland?

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

Location of Preston within Rutland

What is the postcode for Preston?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Preston is LE15 9NQ.

Where is Preston in LE15?

Preston is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the LE15 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the LE15 postcode district.

Location of Preston within LE15

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What is the post town for Preston?

The post town for Preston is Oakham. Preston is in the LE15 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Oakham.

What is the latitude and longitude of Preston?

The centre of Preston is located at position 52.6127° latitude and -0.71453° longitude.

Latitude52.6127°
Longitude-0.71453°

What is the easting and northing of Preston?

The centre of Preston is located at the grid reference easting 487136 and northing 302434 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting487136
Northing302434

What are the nearest towns to Preston?

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

2m
Preston is 2 miles north of Uppingham
4m
Preston is 4 miles south of Oakham
9m
Preston is 9 miles north of Corby
10m
Preston is 10 miles west of Stamford
13m
Preston is 13 miles north of Desborough
13m
Preston is 13 miles north-east of Market Harborough
13m
Preston is 13 miles south-east of Melton Mowbray
14m
Preston is 14 miles north-west of Oundle
15m
Preston is 15 miles north of Kettering
16m
Preston is 16 miles east of Syston

What are the nearest cities to Preston?

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

18m
Preston is 18 miles east of Leicester
20m
Preston is 20 miles west of Peterborough
30m
Preston is 30 miles south-east of Nottingham
36m
Preston is 36 miles north-east of Coventry
39m
Preston is 39 miles south-east of Derby
44m
Preston is 44 miles south of Lincoln
44m
Preston is 44 miles west of Ely
45m
Preston is 45 miles north-west of Cambridge
47m
Preston is 47 miles east of Lichfield
51m
Preston is 51 miles east of Birmingham

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