The UK Towns List is a full and up-to-date directory of every English, Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish settlement, including counties, countries, postcodes, grid references, latitudes and longitudes.
It's ideal for place name lookups, auto-completes, data validation and website and software development.
The table below shows a sample from the middle of the UK towns data, as sorted alphabetically by location name. You can also view and download a larger sample.
|ID||Place Name||County||Country||Grid Ref||Easting||Northing||Lat||Long||Postcode||Type|
|29889||Peter Tavy||Devon||England||SX5177||251500||77500||50.57831||-4.09874||PL19 9||Other|
|29892||Peterculter||Aberdeen City||Scotland||NJ8401||384500||801500||57.10420||-2.25749||AB13 0||Other|
|29894||Peterlee||County Durham||England||NZ4240||442500||540500||54.75765||-1.34112||SR8 1||Town|
|29895||Peters Green||Hertfordshire||England||TL1419||514500||219500||51.86234||-0.33863||LU2 8||Other|
|29896||Peters Marland||Devon||England||SS4713||247500||113500||50.90078||-4.17010||EX38 8||Other|
|29897||Petersburn||North Lanarkshire||Scotland||NS7764||277500||664500||55.85808||-3.95864||ML6 8||Other|
Updated quarterly (last update May 2015), based on information from Ordnance Survey, and with over 43,000 places, you can be confident that every region, city, town and village in Great Britain and Northern Ireland is covered.
The complicated conversions have already been completed for you. The data includes OSGB36 eastings, northings and grid reference, plus the decimal latitude and longitude and partial postal code for all locations.
There's no need to worry about restrictive licensing conditions. You're free to use the file for personal or commercial purposes, for as long as you want, and with no limits on the number of users or workstations.
Get started in minutes – you simply download the data pack online straight away. It is compatible with spreadsheet applications like Excel, and comes with import scripts for MySQL, PostgreSQL and Microsoft SQL Server.