Preston is located in the county of Wiltshire, South West England, three miles south-west of the town of Royal Wootton Bassett, eight miles south-west of the major town of Swindon, 53 miles east of Cardiff, and 79 miles west of London. Preston falls within the unitary authority of Wiltshire. It is in the SN15 postcode district.
Preston is in the ceremonial county of Wiltshire, the historic county of Wiltshire, and the administrative county of Wiltshire.
Preston is situated towards the northernmost extremity of Wiltshire, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of Wiltshire.
The nearest postcode to the centre of Preston is SN15 4DX.
Preston is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the SN15 postcode district, and towards the easternmost extremity of the SN15 postcode district.
Postal Boundaries © GEOLYTIX copyright and database right 2012
The centre of Preston is located at position 51.50122° latitude and -1.95037° longitude.
The centre of Preston is located at the grid reference easting 403542 and northing 178033 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.
Position of Preston relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Preston to the centre of the town.
Position of Preston relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Preston to the centre of the city.