2. The Slaughters

Yes, this is an example of some of the strange sounding place names in the UK. The Slaughters refers to the sister villages of Upper and Lower Slaughter. If I could pick where I wanted to live in the Cotswolds it would be Lower Slaughter, which is considered one of the prettiest villages in the country. If ever there was a quintessential tranquil village undisturbed except for the babble of water and birdsong, it is this place. Extremely photogenic, not only does it attract visitors from all over the world but it has been used in many television shows and movies. An interesting fact for you about Upper Slaughter – it is one of England’s “Sainted” villages – meaning it lost nobody in the First World War.