The UK is full of rude place names

The UK’s 77 rudest place names mapped

James Carter
Authored by James Carter
Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 13:36

The UK is full of rude place names; the whole place is pure filth. You can take a trip from Crapstone to Wetwang via Great Snoring. 

Shitterton, Butthole Lane and Fannylane are just three of many towns, villages and hamlets cheeky travellers could visit this summer, according to a map compiled by

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.

Amy Pritchett, Editor-in-Chief for, the online platform which compiled the list, said: 

“The English language never fails to amaze us, and neither do the delightful and funny names of these UK locations. The origin of these names dates back to Anglo-Saxon or Old Norse times. 

While you don’t pronounce them the same today, you can trace them back to Celtic, Roman and old Viking settlements. We’re not sure how residents of Nasty and Crapstone convince people they are lovely places to live.

If you’re interested in visiting one of these towns, I recommend taking a memorable photo with the town sign after a long lunch at the local pub.”

Here is a list of favourites (top picks by region) compiled by

North East

  • Wideopen, Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • Whiterashes, Aberdeen
  • Honey Knob Hill, Chippenham
  • Great Tosson, Morpeth
  • Coxhoe, Durham

North West

  • Nob End, Little Lever
  • Cumwhinton, Carlisle
  • Cockermouth, Allerdale 
  • Cockerlakes, Cotehill
  • Clitheroe, Ribble Valley

East Midlands

  • Titty Ho, Raunds
  • Spital in the Street, Market Rasen
  • Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire
  • Fanny Hands Lane, Ludford
  • Bitchfield, Grantham


  • Slutshole Lane, Attleborough
  • Prickwillow, Ely
  • Nasty, Ware
  • Lousybush, Binham
  • Fingringhoe, Colchester
  • Feltwell, Thetford

West Midlands

  • Willey, Rugby
  • Pant, Oswestry
  • Minge Lane, Upton upon Severn 
  • Lickey End, Bromsgrove
  • Bell End, Stourbridge

South West

  • Shitterton, Wareham
  • Lower Swell, Stow-on-the-Wold
  • Crapstone, Buckland Monachorum
  • Cockington, Torquay
  • Brown Willy, Bodmin Moor

South East

  • Thong, Gravesend
  • Sandy Balls, New Forest
  • S. Harting, Petersfield
  • Pisshill, Henley-on-Thames
  • Lickfold, Chichester


  • Wetwang, Driffield
  • Rimswell, Withernsea
  • Muff, Ulster
  • Crackpot, Richmond
  • Cockplay, Whitfield Hill


  • Fanny Street, Shipley
  • Three Cocks, Brecon


  • Twatt, Orkney
  • Whiterashes, Aberdeen
  • Sodom, Whalsay
  • Brokenwind, Newmachar
  • Brawl, Thurso


  • Fannystown, Wexford
  • Stranagalwilly, Tyrone
  • Muff, Ulster
  • Hackerballscross, Dundalk
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