my home town is cardiff. Its claims to fame include;
1) Is the capital city of a country with a dragon on its flag, a country who's oldest text predates the creation of english by about 1500 years.
2) Is home to the most intense sports stadium ever. Unlike the bowl style of most places its enclosed 70K+ stadium that has a roof, and is shaped like a cauldron (with all tiers stacked on top of each other). The roof keeps the noise in. Its just amazing.
3) Just a great place to go on the lash.
Epsom, Surrey. Home of the Derby, whey! Best day of the year in my town. A chance to get close and personal with the unsavoury types who come to bet on the horses and get really pissed up on the Downs. Happy days...
Only international claim (term used lightly) is that ice-hockey player Jarkko Immonen (Formerly NY Rangers now Kazan in KHL) was born and lived there. Considering the population of 2000 people that's something I guess.
Coventry, UK. Lady Godiva rode naked through town in defiance of her evil husband. Turns out it probably never happened but it is quite a famous story. Also, we were hit pretty hard in the Coventry Blitz during WWII due to the large volume of factories we had. We're also know for the phrase "sent to Coventry" which from what I understand - and cannot be bothered to research - was something to do with immigrants being sent here and were poorly treated by the locals.
Last, but by no means least, we have the largest quantity of prostitutes in the world, all currently converging in the carpark outside the back of my house every single night - huzzah! Okay, we don't have the largest quantity of prostitutes in the world - I made that bit up, but there are a large number of prostitutes using the carpark out the back of my house and dammit the Super Soakers only deter them for a little while.