Where is Salford?

Salford is located in the county of Greater Manchester, North West England, two miles east of the town of Eccles, 143 miles north of Cardiff, and 164 miles north-west of London. Salford lies seven miles north-east of the Cheshire border, and was historically in the county of Lancashire. Salford falls within the unitary authority of Reading. It is in the M5 postcode district. The post town for Salford is Salford.

Salford on a map

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

Which county is Salford in?

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

Ceremonial CountyGreater Manchester
Historic CountyLancashire

Where is Salford in Greater Manchester?

Salford is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of Greater Manchester, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of Greater Manchester.

Location of Salford within Greater Manchester

What is the postcode for Salford?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Salford is M5 5GA.

Where is Salford in M5?

Salford is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the M5 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the M5 postcode district.

Location of Salford within M5

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What is the post town for Salford?

The post town for Salford is Salford. Salford is in the M5 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Salford.

What is the latitude and longitude of Salford?

The centre of Salford is located at position 53.48065° latitude and -2.295° longitude.

Latitude53.48065°
Longitude-2.295°

What is the easting and northing of Salford?

The centre of Salford is located at the grid reference easting 380520 and northing 398254 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting380520
Northing398254

What are the nearest towns to Salford?

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

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Salford is 2 miles east of Eccles
2m
Salford is 2 miles north of Stretford
3m
Salford is 3 miles south-east of Swinton
3m
Salford is 3 miles north-east of Urmston
4m
Salford is 4 miles north of Sale
4m
Salford is 4 miles south-east of Worsley
5m
Salford is 5 miles south of Whitefield
5m
Salford is 5 miles east of Irlam
5m
Salford is 5 miles south-east of Walkden
5m
Salford is 5 miles south-east of Kearsley

What are the nearest cities to Salford?

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

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Salford is 2 miles west of Manchester
25m
Salford is 25 miles south-east of Preston
29m
Salford is 29 miles east of Liverpool
31m
Salford is 31 miles south-west of Bradford
32m
Salford is 32 miles north-east of Chester
32m
Salford is 32 miles north of Stoke-on-Trent
35m
Salford is 35 miles west of Sheffield
36m
Salford is 36 miles south-west of Wakefield
38m
Salford is 38 miles south-west of Leeds
45m
Salford is 45 miles south-east of Lancaster