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July 22, 2019

Fake Britain: A map of fictional locations in England, Scotland, and Wales


From Londonist:

• Ever wondered where to find Midsomer, Holby City, Emmerdale, or Broadchurch?

• Where are Hogwarts, Bleak House; and the 100 Aker Wood?

• Do you know where Postman Pat, Trumpton, Fireman Sam, and Thomas the Tank Engine are set?

We've put together a map of fictional locations from film, TV, literature and other sources.

Take a look around this alternative nation and see how many places you recognise.

From Judge Dredd to Vanity Fair, it's all here.

The vast majority of entries are well-defined geographically.

Some — such as Beanotown and Blackadder's Dunny on the Wold — are a little more nebulous, but we've added them for fun.

Hogwarts is an unmappable location (unless it's a Marauder's Map you're looking at), but we've had a go anyway.

Is there an index to places?

Yes! It took bloody ages but we now have a full list of locations and their inspirations.

You can find it here.

We will adjust the list to reflect new changes to the map.

We started off with about 200 locations (see original below),


but the map has since been improved immeasurably by suggestions from many others.

The tally now stands at about more than 875 locations (top), so most of the map is crowdsourced.

Prints available here.

July 22, 2019 at 04:01 PM | Permalink


It's great to see Ledwardine on the map. Wish I could go and visit Merrily, Jane, Lol, Gomer and his diggers, and of course, Ethel.

Oh wait, I do...

Posted by: Flautist | Jul 23, 2019 10:39:46 AM

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