The Weirdest Town Names in the UK

The Weirdest Town Names in the UK


For being such a small place (in comparison to many much larger countries) I was surprised to hear such a large array of weird names. Then again … it doesn’t really surprise me. These are my favourites. Enjoy!

This one is number one!

I can’t even make it fit on one line! Apparently translated from welsh it roughly means ‘St Mary’s church in the hollow of the white hazel near to the rapid whirlpool and the church of St Tysilio of the red cave’.

Other favourites of mine:


  • Bishops Itchington
  • Bitchfield
  • Blackboys
  • Black Dog
  • Braintree
  • Burnt Houses
  • Butterburn
  • California
  • Catbrain
  • Clapworthy
  • Cow Beech
  • Crackpot
  • Cross O’ Th’ Hands
  • Dog Village
  • Egypt, England
  • Elephant And Castle
  • Eye
  • Felldownhead
  • Frenchbeer
  • Frisby On The Wreake
  • Giggleswick
  • Godolphin Cross
  • Great Snoring
  • Ham and Sandwich
  • Hook-a-gate
  • Land of Nod
  • Leatherhead
  • Nasty
  • Pity Me
  • Sockburn
  • Twelveheads


  • Backlass
  • Badcall
  • Badlipster
  • Bakebare
  • Blackadder
  • Dollarbeg
  • Drymen
  • South Flobbets
  • Twatt


  • New Invention
  • A whole lot of other ones that look like they put some magnetic letters on the fridge closed there eyes and lined them up! (No offensive intended ofcourse!)

Thank you to everyone who contributed! If you come across any funny names on your travels, let me know!

Know anymore in the UK? Leave a comment and share!

Want to learn more about UK? Try:
Great Britain Travel Guide

Thank you to Graham Currey for the photo!

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