The most comprehensive database available of all 48,318 UK cities, towns and villages – with linked counties, countries, postcodes, grid references, latitude-longitude coordinates and more. It is ideal for location lookups, website development and data verification.
Get clean, consistent and well-organised data, with no need for lookups or conversions. All 48,318 towns have linked location information (including county, country, region, postcode, local government area, grid reference, easting-northing, latitude-longitude and elevation) and, unlike many other datasets, it fully covers the whole UK including Northern Ireland and suburban areas in Greater London.
The data is compatible out-of-the-box with nearly all SQL databases, GIS systems, programming languages and spreadsheet applications – including Excel and Open Office. Which means you can get to work quickly and easily with the software of your choice, without worrying about time-consuming file conversions or imports.
You can have complete confidence in the quality and accuracy of our data. All records have been updated for 2017 using the most recent geographic and location data from Ordnance Survey, the Greater London Authority, the Office for National Statistics and NISRA. The last complete refresh was on the .
Yes. The data contains all 48,318 cities, towns, villages, hamlets and suburban areas in the UK. Historical settlements are not listed. Location information is provided for all settlements – including postcode sector, county, country, elevation, easting-northing and latitude-longitude coordinates.
All four countries of the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) are covered without any exceptions or gaps. For convenience, towns and villages in the Isle of Man are also included.
The last update was made on . This release was a full quarterly refresh of the data, and also introduced a new field for elevation.
Yes. If you purchase the subscription package you can download the data today, and you'll also get complete updates sent to you by email each quarter for the next 12 months in January, April, July and October.