British Geography Quiz #1

Answer these random questions about the geography of the United Kingdom and its territories.
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Last updated: December 14, 2019
First submittedFebruary 16, 2016
Times taken29,212
Average score65.0%
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What is the main river flowing through London?
What is the tallest mountain on Great Britain?
Ben Nevis
What island chain lies 80 kilometers northeast of the Orkney islands?
What royal forest once covered much of Nottinghamshire, but is now reduced
to just 4.23 square kilometers?
What is the word for lake in Scotland?
What is the word for lake in Ireland?
What is the longest river in the United Kingdom?
What national park can be found in northern Wales?
What Roman wall was built near the border of Scotland and England?
Hadrian's Wall
What city's residents are referred to as Scousers?
What major city is located on the River Clyde?
What is the westernmost point of the mainland of England?
Land's End
In which county would you find the above?
What World Heritage Site near Salisbury was built around 3,000 BC?
What cathedral was the tallest building in London until 1962?
St. Paul's Cathedral
What is the tallest building in London today?
The Shard
What British territory is located at the southern tip of Spain?
On what oceanic inlet does Edinburgh lie?
Firth of Forth
What city lies on the English Channel due south of London?
What city was the destination of pilgrims honoring Thomas Becket?
Level 61
Apr 25, 2016
The Lough question seems out of place as Ireland is a separate country to the UK. I understand that it's the same word used in Northern Ireland, so maybe you should specify this.
Level 74
Apr 16, 2018
Not only that, but "Lough" is merely an anglicized spelling of the correct Gaelic (Irish and Scots) spelling "Loch".
Level ∞
Jan 5, 2019
The question is correct and not out of place. For example, here is the largest lake in Northern Ireland.
Level 58
Mar 4, 2020
It's not out of place but it is misleading for native speakers as the Irish and Scots Gaelic words for 'lake' are the same.
Level 50
Apr 25, 2016
I don't really care, but while we are being pedantic the quiz is entiteld British geography but then syas it is about the UK. These things aren't quite the same as Northern Ireland - for example is in the UK but not Britain (although it is in the British Isles).

Having said that - good quiz Thanks

Level 61
Apr 25, 2016
"British" is the official short form for things relating to "The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland." It's been used correctly here.
Level 75
Apr 25, 2016
As opposed to Gibraltar ... but it does say its territories too
Level 70
Apr 25, 2016
I'm British, but I only got 10/20! I'm also surprised that this hasn't already been made.
Level 76
Mar 11, 2019
I'm Malaysian and got 17/20 (missed Sherwood, Brighton and Canterbury)
Level 20
Jun 2, 2019
I got 20/20 with almost 2 minutes remaining. Best quiz for me so far.
Level 79
Apr 25, 2016
Firth of Forth...? Try saying that 10 times fast. What the hell?
Level 44
Apr 26, 2016
90% without even really thinking about it.
Level 59
Mar 14, 2017
"What national park can be found in northern Wales?" You accept Snowdon, which is not the name of the national park but the name of the tallest mountain in the national park (i.e. they are not the same). Also, you could accept the Welsh name for the park (Eryri).
Level 87
Aug 10, 2018
I did much better than average and my native language is American.
Level 54
Aug 27, 2018
Do you mean your native language is English?
Level 52
Oct 30, 2018
is American a language?
Level 48
Jan 29, 2019
14/20 and i'm not even British!
Level 46
Apr 2, 2019
Never mind
Level 65
Apr 2, 2019
Land's end is not the most westerly point, check out this
Level 65
Apr 2, 2019
That's not in England though, and the question does specify England...
Level 65
Apr 2, 2019
Ooops my bad
Level 61
Aug 30, 2019
What country? Wales. Whales. WTF Wales. Piece of Junk. Oh. County.
Level 67
Apr 2, 2019
Just two I didn't know: the Irish word for lake, and the Firth in Edinburgh.
Level 71
Apr 2, 2019
Loughs (and lochs) aren't just lakes, they can also be sea inlets/fjords. See Belfast Lough for example.
Level 71
Apr 2, 2019
This isn't intended as a criticism by the way, just thought enquiring minds would like to know.
Level 78
Apr 2, 2019
I tried Penzance for the westernmost point. I should have known the correct answer.
Level 35
Sep 8, 2020
I got 19/20. Didn't know the Irish word for lake, but then again I'm British so not likely to know this.
Level 53
Apr 27, 2022
Well the largest lake in Britain is Lough Neagh (though of course not the largest lake in Great Britain).
Level 56
Dec 19, 2020
Seems a shame to ask for names given to lakes in Scotland and NI without also asking for the Welsh.