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Where is Preston?

Preston is located in the county of Lancashire, North West England, two miles south of the town of Fulwood, 153 miles south of Edinburgh, 159 miles north of Cardiff, and 189 miles north-west of London. Preston falls within the district council of Preston, under the county council of Lancashire. It is in the PR1 postcode district. The post town for Preston is Preston.

COVID-19: Preston coronavirus cases are reported by Public Health England within the Lancashire case numbers. This Preston coronavirus map shows the position of Preston within Lancashire, along with the number of cases in Lancashire and each of the surrounding areas.

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Map showing extent of Preston as bounding box
Bounding box showing extent of Preston
Map showing location of Preston within the UK
Location of Preston within the UK

Which county is Preston in?

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

Ceremonial CountyLancashire
Historic CountyLancashire
Administrative CountyLancashire

Where is Preston in Lancashire?

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

Map showing location of Preston within Lancashire
Location of Preston within Lancashire

What is the postcode for Preston?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Preston is PR1 2DY.

Where is Preston in PR1?

Preston is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the PR1 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the PR1 postcode district.

Map showing location of Preston within PR1
Location of Preston within PR1

What is the post town for Preston?

The post town for Preston is Preston. Preston is in the PR1 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Preston.

What is the latitude and longitude of Preston?

The centre of Preston is located at position 53.76056° latitude and -2.69853° longitude.

Latitude53.76056°
Longitude-2.69853°

What is the easting and northing of Preston?

The centre of Preston is located at the grid reference easting 354046 and northing 429582 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting354046
Northing429582

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.

south
2m
Preston is 2 miles south of Fulwood
north-west
3m
Preston is 3 miles north-west of Bamber Bridge
north
5m
Preston is 5 miles north of Leyland
south-west
6m
Preston is 6 miles south-west of Longridge
east
7m
Preston is 7 miles east of Freckleton
east
7m
Preston is 7 miles east of Kirkham
north
8m
Preston is 8 miles north of Chorley
west
9m
Preston is 9 miles west of Blackburn
south
10m
Preston is 10 miles south of Garstang
north-west
11m
Preston is 11 miles north-west of Darwen

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.

south
20m
Preston is 20 miles south of Lancaster
north-west
25m
Preston is 25 miles north-west of Salford
north-east
27m
Preston is 27 miles north-east of Liverpool
north-west
27m
Preston is 27 miles north-west of Manchester
west
39m
Preston is 39 miles west of Bradford
north
40m
Preston is 40 miles north of Chester
north-east
46m
Preston is 46 miles north-east of St Asaph
west
47m
Preston is 47 miles west of Leeds
west
50m
Preston is 50 miles west of Wakefield
south-west
55m
Preston is 55 miles south-west of Ripon

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