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Weirdest Town Names in the UK

The UK is renowned for its weird and wonderful street, village and town names, so we thought what better than a series of blogpost celebrating these British oddities. Team Adzuna, for your viewing pleasure, has spent many hilarious hours creating the ultimate list of weird town names.

Beer, Devon

Beer is a typical example of a beautiful, unspoilt Devon fishing village. Originally a smugglers’ haven, this village grew up around a network of underground coves and caves which were once used to store smuggled goods. Good news guys and gals, Beer is a natural suntrap so get down here, grab a pint and soak up the beautiful British rays. For those wanting to put down roots in sunny Beer you can buy a property for a bargain average price of £359,690.

Pratts Bottom, Kent

This little village on the outskirts of London Borough of Bromley, has 27 lovely properties For Sale at an average asking price of £628,284. Pratts Bottom, often the butt of jokes, is nestled on the slopes of the North Downs, and oozes with history.  The village is named after the Pratt family who lived in the valley from the 14th century. Until around 1830s Pratts Bottom was one of the main villages on the toll road from London to Hastings and was the haunt of smugglers and highwaymen.

Chew Stoke, Somerset

Chew Stoke is a beautiful small village in the Chew Valley surrounded by fields of Chewits (only joking). With 553 properties For Sale and 392 properties To Rent this little little British gem is within perfect commuting distance to Bristol and Bath. If it’s entertainment you want, Chew Stoke’s got it. You’ll find a sailing club and a fishing lodge not to mention a handful of pubs and a bowling club. There are two schools keeping over 1,000 students in check from the surrounding area.

Bunny, Nottinghamshire

This sleepy northern village has a small population of around 600.  Bunny village is a hop, skip and a jump from the bustling town of Nottingham. There are 10 Properties For Sale but you won’t get your paws on the village’s grandest building; Bunny Hall, probably built in the 1570s, has been lived in by the Parkyns family for three hundred years. (Phwor!)

Isle Of Dogs, East London

The Isle of Dogs, a former island in East London, is now hugged on three sides by the mighty River Thames.  The average asking price on this canine island is £446,536 and a pretty staggering £2,030 per month to rent. Urban legend dictates that the most popular story of how this place accrued its unusual name is that when the English Royals had their Palace across the river in Greenwich, they kept their hunting dogs here.  Then when sailors passing in their ships heard the mutts barking, they named the place the Isle of Dogs.  Another urban legend speak of a murdered traveller and his dog.