Welcome to Shitterton: A guide to some of the UK’s rudest place names

For a small island, the UK is home to a diverse range of accents and dialects – which have, over time, made for some interesting place names dotted around the various counties and countries.

These are some of our favourites.

Cockermouth, Cumbria

The ancient market town of Cockermouth is actually quite self-explanatory: it sits at the mouth of the River Cocker in England’s far north.

The Georgian village is located right on the edge of the Lake District National Park. It was the birthplace of famous poet William Wordsworth, who wrote about the area’s outstanding beauty in many of his works.

Cockermouth offers visitors cosy pubs, easy access to the western Lake District and

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