Where is Preston?

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, and 79 miles west of London. Preston falls within the unitary authority of Wiltshire. It is in the SN15 postcode district.

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 Wiltshire, the historic county of Wiltshire, and the administrative county of Wiltshire.

Ceremonial CountyWiltshire
Historic CountyWiltshire
Administrative CountyWiltshire

Where is Preston in Wiltshire?

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

Location of Preston within Wiltshire

What is the postcode for Preston?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Preston is SN15 4DX.

Where is Preston in SN15?

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.

Location of Preston within SN15

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What is the latitude and longitude of Preston?

The centre of Preston is located at position 51.50122° latitude and -1.95037° longitude.

Latitude51.50122°
Longitude-1.95037°

What is the easting and northing of Preston?

The centre of Preston is located at the grid reference easting 403542 and northing 178033 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting403542
Northing178033

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.

3m
Preston is 3 miles south-west of Royal Wootton Bassett
5m
Preston is 5 miles north-east of Calne
8m
Preston is 8 miles north-east of Chippenham
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Preston is 8 miles south-west of Swindon
9m
Preston is 9 miles south-east of Malmesbury
10m
Preston is 10 miles south-west of Cricklade
11m
Preston is 11 miles north of Devizes
11m
Preston is 11 miles north-west of Marlborough
11m
Preston is 11 miles north-east of Corsham
12m
Preston is 12 miles north-east of Melksham

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.

19m
Preston is 19 miles north-east of Bath
28m
Preston is 28 miles south-east of Gloucester
28m
Preston is 28 miles east of Bristol
31m
Preston is 31 miles north of Salisbury
34m
Preston is 34 miles south-west of Oxford
36m
Preston is 36 miles north-east of Wells
41m
Preston is 41 miles north-west of Winchester
45m
Preston is 45 miles east of Casnewydd
48m
Preston is 48 miles north-west of Southampton
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Preston is 49 miles south of Worcester