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Where is Widnes?

Widnes is located in the county of Cheshire, North West England, one mile north of the town of Runcorn, six miles west of the major town of Warrington, 131 miles north of Cardiff, and 168 miles north-west of London. Widnes lies two miles south-east of the Merseyside border, and was historically in the county of Lancashire. Widnes falls within the unitary authority of Halton. It is in the WA8 postcode district. The post town for Widnes is Widnes.

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

Widnes on a map

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

Which county is Widnes in?

Widnes is in the ceremonial county of Cheshire, the historic county of Lancashire, and the administrative county of Halton.

Ceremonial CountyCheshire
Historic CountyLancashire
Administrative CountyHalton

Where is Widnes in Cheshire?

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

Location of Widnes within Cheshire
Location of Widnes within Cheshire

What is the postcode for Widnes?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Widnes is WA8 7EA.

Where is Widnes in WA8?

Widnes is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the WA8 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the WA8 postcode district.

Location of Widnes within WA8
Location of Widnes within WA8

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What is the post town for Widnes?

The post town for Widnes is Widnes. Widnes is in the WA8 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Widnes.

What is the latitude and longitude of Widnes?

The centre of Widnes is located at position 53.36208° latitude and -2.73413° longitude.

Latitude53.36208°
Longitude-2.73413°

What is the easting and northing of Widnes?

The centre of Widnes is located at the grid reference easting 351242 and northing 385274 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting351242
Northing385274

What are the nearest towns to Widnes?

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

north
1m
Widnes is 1 mile north of Runcorn
north
5m
Widnes is 5 miles north of Frodsham
south-east
6m
Widnes is 6 miles south-east of Prescot
west
6m
Widnes is 6 miles west of Warrington
south
6m
Widnes is 6 miles south of St Helens
south-west
7m
Widnes is 7 miles south-west of Newton-le-Willows
south
8m
Widnes is 8 miles south of Haydock
north-east
9m
Widnes is 9 miles north-east of Ellesmere Port
south
9m
Widnes is 9 miles south of Billinge
south-west
10m
Widnes is 10 miles south-west of Ashton-in-Makerfield

What are the nearest cities to Widnes?

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

east
11m
Widnes is 11 miles east of Liverpool
north-east
14m
Widnes is 14 miles north-east of Chester
south-west
20m
Widnes is 20 miles south-west of Salford
west
22m
Widnes is 22 miles west of Manchester
south
28m
Widnes is 28 miles south of Preston
east
30m
Widnes is 30 miles east of St Asaph
north-west
33m
Widnes is 33 miles north-west of Stoke-on-Trent
south
48m
Widnes is 48 miles south of Lancaster
south-west
50m
Widnes is 50 miles south-west of Bradford
west
52m
Widnes is 52 miles west of Sheffield

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