Interesting Place # 97 - Wincanton

Wincanton, in Somerset, England, is twinned with the fictional city of Ankh-Morpork from the bestselling series of books, Discworld, making it the first town in the world to link up with a fictional place.

(Discworld,is a sci-fi universe created by the novelist, Sir Terry Pratchett. Since Wincanton twinned itself with Ankh-Morpork, there has been an increase in tourism. Wimpey Homes have even got in on the act by using Discworld to name two roads on their new "Kingwell Rise" development, so you can buy a house on Peach Pie Street or Treacle Mine Road.)