Mispronounced place names: 17 place names in the UK you’re probably saying wrong- and how to say them

Do you know how to pronounce Towcester and Godmanchester - you might have been saying them wrong

Knowing how to correctly pronounce the name of a place you are visiting in the UK can prove to be a whole can of worms.

The British Isles has had a long and varied linguistic history meaning that towns, villages and cities could draw their names from words of Celtic, Norse, Anglo-Saxon and Norse origins - to name just a few. To make things even more complex, while the spelling of place names might have evolved through the years, the pronouncation may still be routed in the origin of the words.

It means that sometimes you might see a name like Bicester and think you know exactly how to say it. But you could in fact be very wrong!

We have pulled together a list of 17 place names you might have just been mispronouncing all along. Don’t worry we will reveal how you should say them!

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