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.
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Widnes is in the ceremonial county of Cheshire, the historic county of Lancashire, and the administrative county of Halton.
Widnes is situated towards the northernmost extremity of Cheshire, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of Cheshire.
The nearest postcode to the centre of Widnes is WA8 7EA.
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.
The post town for Widnes is Widnes. Widnes is in the WA8 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Widnes.
The centre of Widnes is located at position 53.36208° latitude and -2.73413° longitude.
The centre of Widnes is located at the grid reference easting 351242 and northing 385274 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.
Position of Widnes relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Widnes to the centre of the town.
Position of Widnes relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Widnes to the centre of the city.