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Rudest Place Names in the UK

Twatt, Orkney
Shitterton, Butthole Lane and Fannylane are just three of many towns, villages and hamlets you could visit according to our research.

In Scotland, travellers could pass through several places with funny and strange names like Brawl, Brokenwind, Lost, and Whiterashes.

And Yorkshire is home to its fair share, too – you can find Crackpot, Giggleswick, Wetwang, and Blubberhouses in this historic county.

Down south, drivers may pass through Donkey Town, Curry Mallet, Brown Willy, and Loose Bottom. In Wales, you can find Mumbles and Wlwmp, and in Ireland, there is Stranagalwilly.

Full Data Set: 77 Rude Place Names UK

A List Rude Place Names in the UK

Rude Place Name Town/ District Shire County Region Country
Wilsford Cum Lake Salisbury Wiltshire North East England
Willey Rugby Warwickshire West Midlands England
Wideopen Newcastle Upon Tyne Tyne and Wear North East England
Whiterashes Aberdeen Aberdeenshire North East Scotland
Wetwang Driffield East Yorkshire North England
Upper Dicker Wealden East Sussex South East England
Twatt Orkney Birsay Orkney Islands Scotland
Tosside Skipton Lancashire North West England
Titty Ho Raunds Northamptonshire East Midlands England
Three Cocks Brecon Brecon & Radnorshire Mid and West Wales
Thong Gravesend Kent South East England
The Knob Hetton Law Northumberland North England
The Bastard Argyll and Bute Buteshire South West Scotland
Stranagalwilly Stranagalwilly Tyrone North Ireland
Stow Cum Quy Cambridge Cambridgeshire East England
Spital in the Street Market Rasen Lincolnshire East Midlands England
Sodom Whalsay Shetland North East Scotland
Slutshole Lane Attleborough Norfolk East England
Slack Bottom Road Bradford West Yorkshire North England
Shitterton Wareham Dorset South West England
Shaftesbury Shaftesbury Dorset South West England
Scunthorpe Scunthorpe Lincolnshire East Midlands England
Sandy Balls New Forest Hampshire South East England
S. Harting Petersfield West Sussex South East England
Rimswell Withernsea East Yorkshire North England
Prickwillow Ely Cambridgeshire East England
Pratts Bottom Orpington Greater London South East England
Pound Bottom Landfill Redlynch Salisbury South West England
Pisshill Henley-on-Thames Oxfordshire South East England
Penistone Sheffield South Yorkshire North Central England
Pant Oswestry Shropshire West Midlands England
Old Sodbury Bristol Gloucestershire South West England
Nob End Little Lever Greater Manchester North West England
Nasty Ware Hertfordshire East England
Muff Ulster County Donegal North Ireland
Minge Lane Upton upon Severn Worcestershire West Midlands England
Lower Swell Stow-on-the-Wold Gloucestershire South West England
Lousybush Lane Binham Norfolk East England
Lickfold Chichester West Sussex South East England
Lickey End Bromsgrove Worcestershire West Midlands England
Honey Knob Hill Chippenham Wiltshire North East England
Hackerballscross Dundalk County Louth Midland Ireland
Great Tosson Morpeth Northumberland North East England
Great Snoring North Norfolk Norfolk East England
Giggleswick Craven North Yorkshire North England
Fingrinhoe Colchester Essex East England
Feltwell Thetford Norfolk East England
Fannystown Wexford Leinster South East Ireland
Fanny Street Shipley Cardiff South East Wales
Fanny Hands Lane Ludford Lincolnshire East Midlands England
Dumb Woman's Lane Rye East Sussex South East England
Dull Aberfeldy Perthshire Central Scotland
Donkey Town Surrey Heath Surrey South East England
Curry Mallet Taunton Somerset South West England
Cumwhinton Carlisle Cumbria North West England
Cum Manchester North West England
Crotch Crescent Headington Oxfordshire South East England
Crapstone Buckland Monachorum Devon South West England
Crackpot Richmond North Yorkshire North England
Coxhoe Durham County Durham North East England
Cockplay Whitfield Hill Northumberland North England
Cockington Torquay Devon and Somerset South West England
Cocking Chichester West Sussex South East England
Cockermouth Allerdale Cumbria North West England
Cockerlakes Cotehill Cumbria North West England
Clitheroe Ribble Valley Lancashire North West England
Catbrain Bristol South Gloucestershire South West England
Butthole Road Conisbrough South Yorkshire South West England
Butcombe Bristol Somerset South West England
Brown Willy Bodmin Moor Cornwall South West England
Brokenwind Newmachar Aberdeenshire North East Scotland
Brawl Thurso Highland North Scotland
Booze Richmond North Yorkshire North England
Blubberhouses Otley North Yorkshire North England
Bitchfield Grantham Lincolnshire East Midlands England
Bell End Stourbridge Worcestershire West Midlands England
Balls Green West Sussex Gloucestershire South West England

Top 8 Rude Places Names in the UK

1. Wetwang, East Yorkshire

Wetwang, East Yorkshire
Wetwang in East Yorkshire is between the capital city of York and Malton. One theory for the name is that it was the “Wet Field” compared to the nearby dry field at Driffield.

The town is bustling in the summer months when many people head to the village pond to enjoy fish and chips from the local shop.

The town is full of history and ancient burial sites in the surrounding area. Also, if you’re up for a drink, there are two pubs to “wet” your whistle.

2. Shitterton, Dorset

Shitterton, Dorset
It is often cited as one of the most “unusual place names” in the UK. The picturesque hamlet in Dorset dates back 1000 years and means “farmstead on the stream used as an open sewer.”

Locals have had to get a heavyweight stone entrance sign because visitors keep stealing them. If you’re interested in visiting, we can confirm that it now operates with 21st-century sewage works.

3. Fingringhoe, Essex

Fingringhoe, Essex
Among other unusual Essex place names (such as Bumstead, Ugley and Steeple) is Fingringhoe.

This is an old Roman river port that roughly translates as “hill-spur of the dwellers on the finger of the land.” Many visitors come to the nature reserve and get a picture by the sign. Unfortunately, many residents tell people they’re from Colchester to avoid the conversation.

4. Bitchfield, Lincolnshire

Bitchfield, Lincolnshire
The name Bitchfield is from an Old English Bill’s+feld, or “Bill’s field”. In the 1086 Domesday Book, the village is given as Billesfelt (according to “A Dictionary of English Place-Names”).

This small village has two small groups of buildings that connect by a road. The town is a quiet place, but there’s still plenty to do in the area. Grantham is a nearby market town worth visiting.

5. Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire

Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire
Scunthorpe is a town south of the East Riding and Yorkshire border, near the M180 and M181 motorways in Lincolnshire. Scunthorpe comes from the Old Norse for ‘Skuma’s homestead’ or farm.

In recent years, Scunthorpe has reinvented itself as a hub for the arts and is starting to command attention in the travel community.

6. Cockermouth, Cumbria

Cockermouth, Cumbria
The ancient market town of Cockermouth is quite explanatory – it sits at the mouth of the River Cocker in England’s far north.

Located right on the edge of the Lake District National park, it’s the birthplace of the famous poet William Wandsworth, who wrote about the area’s beauty in his works.

Cockermouth offers visitors cosy pubs and easy access to the western Lake District and the Solway Coast with many family-friendly experiences like the Taste Cumbria festival.

7. Twatt, Orkeny

Twatt, Orkney
This is a small settlement on the Orkney Islands. The name originates from the Old Norse þveit, meaning “small parcel of land.”

Twatt is an excellent destination to explore Scotland’s Orkney Islands in its rugged beauty. Not to be confused with another Twatt on the Shetland Islands.

7. Upperthong, Yorkshire

Upperthong, Yorkshire
Upperthong is a well-connected little village close to Holmfirth in Huddersfield. The name “Upperthong” may be assumed to be derived from Old Norse or Old Danish, perhaps from ‘thong’, meaning a strip of land.

If they didn’t have it bad enough with the name, locals have chosen to host a Welly Wanging World Championship every year, where competitors throw wellington boots as far as possible.

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