Where is Swindon?

Swindon is located in the county of Wiltshire, South West England, five miles east of the town of Royal Wootton Bassett, 60 miles east of Cardiff, and 71 miles west of London. Swindon lies four miles south-west of the Oxfordshire border. Swindon falls within the unitary authority of Swindon. It is in the SN1 postcode district. The post town for Swindon is Swindon.

Swindon on a map

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

Which county is Swindon in?

Swindon is in the ceremonial county of Wiltshire, the historic county of Wiltshire, and the administrative county of Swindon.

Ceremonial CountyWiltshire
Historic CountyWiltshire
Administrative CountySwindon

Where is Swindon in Wiltshire?

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

Location of Swindon within Wiltshire

What is the postcode for Swindon?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Swindon is SN1 1QP.

Where is Swindon in SN1?

Swindon is situated towards the northernmost extremity of the SN1 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the SN1 postcode district.

Location of Swindon within SN1

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What is the post town for Swindon?

The post town for Swindon is Swindon. Swindon is in the SN1 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Swindon.

What is the latitude and longitude of Swindon?

The centre of Swindon is located at position 51.56153° latitude and -1.78546° longitude.

Latitude51.56153°
Longitude-1.78546°

What is the easting and northing of Swindon?

The centre of Swindon is located at the grid reference easting 414969 and northing 184761 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting414969
Northing184761

What are the nearest towns to Swindon?

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

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Swindon is 5 miles east of Royal Wootton Bassett
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Swindon is 6 miles south-west of Highworth
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Swindon is 6 miles south-east of Cricklade
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Swindon is 10 miles north of Marlborough
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Swindon is 10 miles south-west of Lechlade-on-Thames
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Swindon is 10 miles south of Fairford
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Swindon is 11 miles south-west of Faringdon
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Swindon is 13 miles north-east of Calne
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Swindon is 13 miles south-east of Cirencester
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Swindon is 14 miles east of Malmesbury

What are the nearest cities to Swindon?

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

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Swindon is 26 miles south-west of Oxford
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Swindon is 28 miles north-east of Bath
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Swindon is 29 miles south-east of Gloucester
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Swindon is 34 miles north of Salisbury
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Swindon is 36 miles east of Bristol
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Swindon is 40 miles north-west of Winchester
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Swindon is 45 miles north-east of Wells
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Swindon is 47 miles south-east of Worcester
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Swindon is 48 miles north of Southampton
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Swindon is 52 miles east of Newport