How much do you know about the United Kingdom? Take our great British geography quiz

By On January 16, 2018

How much do you know about the United Kingdom? Take our great British geography quiz

The Angel of the North is a Michelin-starred restaurant, Stonehenge is in Hampshire and Land’s End is a kingdom in TV hit Game of Thrones ... or at least that’s what some people believe.

One in five does not know the Severn Bridge connects England and Wales, and 10% think Pudding Lane is where the Beatles recorded their first album rather than where the Great Fire of London started in 1666, a survey reveals.

Of those quizzed, 28% did not know the Eccles cake originated in Manchester, with 13% thinking it came from Beccles in Suffolk.

Some people even suggested the Queen sometimes resides in Downton Abbey, according to the research from Marriott Hotels.

It’s easy to mock, so we’ve put together a great geography quiz of Britain to find out how much you know about our country.

1 Which is longer, Yorkshire’s Humber Bridge o r San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge?

2 Name the only four-letter English county.

3 In which city is the Clifton Suspension Bridge?

One point for knowing where the Clifton Suspension Bridge is

4 Which of these stadiums is in Wales?

a) Elland Road

b) Principality Stadium

c) Old Trafford

d) Goodison Park

5 Which city does Henderson’s Relish come from where it’s known by locals as ‘reli’?

6 Which is further south Edinburgh or Glasgow?

7 Which port is famous for its white cliffs?

8 Sitcom Gavin and Stacey was filmed and set in Billericay and which Welsh town?

a) Swansea

b) Barry

c) Newport

d) Rhyl

9 At which port did Dracula first land?

10 Which of these royal pa laces has its own police station?

a) Windsor Castle

b) Buckingham Palace

c) Sandringham Estate

d) Kensington Palace

11 A traditional type of pork pie gets its name from this Leicestershire town, but what is the town called?

From Lands End to John O'Groats, some people in the UK struggle to understand its geography

12 What is the largest natural lake in England?

13 Where would you find the Giant’s Causeway?

a) England

b) Northern Ireland

c) Scotland

d) Wales

14 Singer Craig David was born in which south coast city?

15 The cult film Kes is set in which northern town?

16 Which of these is the smallest city in Britain?

a) St Davids, Pembrokeshire, Wales

b) Wells, in Somerset

c) Truro, in Cornwall

d) Ely, in Cambridgeshire

17 Which Midlands city is famous for its Lace Market?

a) Leicester

b) Loughborough

c) Derby

d) Nottingham

18 Which county is London Stansted Airport in?

19 The stottie cake originates from which area of England?

a) North East

b) North West

c) South East

d) South West

20 What is the highest mountain in England?

21 Where can you climb Arthur’s Seat?

Arthur's Seat offers panoramic views, but where is it?

a) Plymouth

b) Edinburgh

c) Cheltenham

d) Leicester

22 In which university city can you go punting on the River Cherwell?

23 Where is Steel City?

24 Which of these is not a seaside town?

a) Brighton

b) Bognor Regis

c) Margate

d) Taunton

25 Name the biggest island in the British Isles, after Great Britain and Ireland, in terms of area?

26 What is a Sally Lunn and where is it from?

27 What is the most westerly point in England?

28 Which of the following is not one of the Channel Islands?

a) Guernsey

b) Tresco

c) Jersey

d) Sark

29 Which county hosts Glastonbury music festival?

Glastonbury is the biggest music festival in the UK, but which county hosts it?

a) Wiltshire

b) Dorset

c) Somerset

d) Devon

30 Name the most northerly town in England.

31 Which motorway runs between South Wales and London?

32 Which one of these is a Scottish river?

a) Trent

b) Tay

c) Usk

d) Severn

33 Which village in Somerset shares its name with a type of cheese that first originated there?

34 Where would you find the Eden Project?

35 What city was once known as Londinium, Lundenwic and Ludenberg?

Does the Queen live at Downton Abbey or Buckingham Palace?


1. Humber Bridge

2. Kent

3. Bristol

4. b) Principality Stadium

5. Sheffield

6. Glasgow

7. Dover

8. Barry

9. Whitby

10. b) Buckingham Palace

11. Melton Mowbray

12. Lake Windermere

13. b) Northern Ireland

14. Southampton

15. Barnsley

16. a) St Davids in Pembrokeshire, Wales

17. d) Nottingham

18. Essex

19. a) North East

20. Scafell Pike

21. b)Edinburgh

22. Oxford

23. Sheffield

24. d) Taunton

25. Lewis and Harris

26. A Bath bun

27. Land’s end

28. b) Tresco

29. c) Somerset

30. Berwick-upon-Tweed

31. The M4

32. b) Tay

33. Cheddar

34. Cornwall

35. London

Source: Google News United Kingdom | Netizen 24 United Kingdom

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