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UK Cities Map Quiz

Click the name of each highlighted British settlement.
Some of these are not technically "cities". Whingers will be banned.
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Last updated: October 28, 2018
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First submittedJanuary 13, 2014
Times taken400,313
Average score66.7%
Rating4.95
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Select City
Aberdeen
Belfast
Birmingham
Brighton
Bristol
Cardiff
Douglas
Dover
Edinburgh
Glasgow
Inverness
Kirkwall
Liverpool
London
Londonderry / Derry
Manchester
Newcastle
Norwich
Oxford
Plymouth
York
This City is:
94 Comments
+77
Level 82
Feb 2, 2014
On my screen it looks like the UK has come down with chicken pox.
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Level 44
Feb 9, 2017
So true!
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Level 45
Jan 12, 2018
WOOOOOO 9 on my first try and ive never heard of most of these
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Level 45
Jan 12, 2018
only 6 wrong the second time
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Level 45
Jan 12, 2018
NOOOOOOOOOO birmingham!???!??!?!
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Level 62
Apr 22, 2021
What did Birmingham do? Did it murder someone?
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Level 25
Jul 7, 2021
it just was birmingham, thats bad enough
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Level 37
Feb 2, 2014
Need a harder one
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Level 68
Feb 4, 2014
Somehow got them all...
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Level 52
Feb 21, 2014
For some reason the names of British cities and counties just blur together in my mind
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Level 74
May 3, 2018
There's a reason for that. Gloucestershire, Leicestershire, Yorkshire, Oxfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Durham County. The county capitals often share the names of the counties.
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Level 56
Feb 22, 2022
County Durham...
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Level 59
Jun 21, 2022
The Durham of the county.
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Level 44
Nov 19, 2020
Same and I live here haha
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Level 35
Apr 13, 2014
Chill, people, it's just a quiz, the answer for the quiz master (thanks for taking the time to create this, by the way) is to re-title it British Isles cities.
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Level 45
Jan 12, 2018
it doesnt include ireland
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Level 45
Jan 12, 2018
ireland is part of the british isles the uk is northern ireland, scotland, wales, and england. this is obviously a UK map, not a british isles one.
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Level 66
Apr 16, 2019
Except that Douglas is not in the UK.
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Level 55
Jun 28, 2020
+Kalleanon The Isle of Man is a crown dependency and is not an independent nation, but not entirely part of the UK
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Level 59
Feb 4, 2024
Ireland doesn't accept the use of British Isles to include Ireland.
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Level 21
Apr 30, 2014
Perth, Dundee, Stirling and i think swansea at least are missing from this.
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Level 45
Jan 12, 2018
perth is in australia....
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Level 37
Jun 20, 2018
... and Scotland - Sublime1983 is right
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Level 35
Nov 22, 2019
that is truly embarrassing, the actual Perth is in Scotland, it is one of the oldest and most important places in Scotland, near where the Kings were crowned for centuries.
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Level 69
Mar 17, 2020
No "plymouth is in the USA"?
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Level 76
Jun 11, 2021
no “london is on the moon”?
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Level 36
Aug 22, 2019
These are all cities.
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Level 39
Dec 17, 2019
They're not. Not sure about all the English ones, but Kirkwall certainly isn't a city - or anything close! That's why Quizmaster mentions in the description that some aren't technically cities.
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Level 56
Apr 22, 2023
Yes, not "technically" cities in a similar way to how Aberdeen isn't "technically" the capital of Belgium
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Level 20
Jul 3, 2014
Easily got Cardiff from Torchwood
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Level 34
Dec 20, 2016
YESSSS
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Level 35
Sep 2, 2014
isle of man, jersey, guernsey etc are all independent little places that rule themselves, are not part of Britain, but have pledged allegiance to the British Crown. They belong to the Crown. The UK Government has no real say in these places. The reigning monarch is the ultimate Head of State, though all decisions he/she is asked to make will in fact be decided by the sitting Home Secretary. In the case of Jersey and Guernsey, their ruler since ancient times has been the Duke of Normandy. Due to William the Conqueror (Duke of Normandy) making himself King of England, that title is currently held by the reigning Monarch of Britain, and is seperate from her role as Queen. Isle of Man is slightly different, has been ruled by several countries, but English King became Lord of Mann around the late 1300's, and that title passes on to the current Monarch. Britain does do the foreign affairs for Man, and defence for all three, but thats it. And what about Wells, Ely, and St Asaph?
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Level 32
Apr 14, 2016
All three of those cities are tiny, much better examples would be Portsmouth, Southampton and Leeds, all of which are not only bigger but also very important
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Level 24
May 8, 2016
Cheers for the history lesson
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Level 65
Jan 27, 2015
Very surprised to get 100% on this. But the process of elimination can be quite effective. Clearly. I just started with the ones I knew and the ones I felt were right. At the end I was left with Aberdeen and Inverness, because I had doubts about which one was the northernmost of the two. Figured it had to be Inverness for some reason and I was right. Once again, I just surprised myself!
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Level 52
Jan 29, 2015
Mmm, good quiz but Dover isn't a city...............
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Level 32
Apr 14, 2016
Yeah, Canterbury might be a better choice
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Level 30
Feb 10, 2015
Finally, 100%

The ones giving me trouble were Newcastle, Norwich, Bristol, Brighton, Inverness, and Douglas.

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Level 47
Jul 22, 2016
I got some of these easily. Bristol is just cross border to Cardiff in Wales. Brighton is right south of London. Newcastle is at northeastern corner of England. Scottish ones are my problem, anyway.
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Level 48
Aug 30, 2016
I only struggled with Norwich and Birmingham. I kept confusing Newcastle/Norwich and Manchester/Birmingham.
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Level 59
Aug 5, 2015
100% but I am British
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Level 12
Aug 26, 2015
100% yay
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Level 83
Aug 27, 2015
It makes me unreasonably happy to see York but not Leeds on this map.
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Level 68
Apr 12, 2016
Hey brandybuck, check out my quiz page I have a Yorkshire football teams quiz up there!
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Level 83
May 7, 2016
Sadly I know almost nothing about football.
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Level 59
Sep 6, 2015
You should put way more cities on. It was too boring.
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Level 74
Nov 25, 2015
I only got 3! Guess I need to study up on the UK more! :)
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Level 35
Feb 8, 2016
I am from Italy.

I have confused Liverpool with Manchester (venial mistake, come now!) and Cardiff with Belfast (ouch, unforgivable!).

All in all, as my score is 19 on 21, I am satisfied.

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Level 45
Apr 12, 2016
Never, ever confuse Liverpool with Mancs.
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Level 45
Mar 25, 2016
21/21 at the first attempt!! Nice to know that I know my own country well. ;-)
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Level 59
Apr 12, 2016
I got the English and NI ones all mixed up, but I got the Scottish ones (and the one Welsh one) all correct!
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Level 37
Apr 18, 2016
If Dover is included, then you need to start including Swansea, Canterbury, Sheffield, Leeds, Ipswich, Derby, Nottingham, Sunderland, Southampton, Bournemouth, plackpool, Bradford, reading, Coventry, Kingston-upon-hull, Stoke, Ect.
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Level 70
Dec 20, 2016
Is that Plackpool near Breston?
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Level 79
Nov 5, 2019
Well that's a bit of an arbitrary rule, it never says it includes all UK cities... It's Quizmaster's quiz
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Level 69
Mar 17, 2020
People have high demands on this site, it is always "you need to do this" "you need to do that".. In 90% of the time without good enough reason at all, and even when then have an actual point, you could ásk it to be permitted. Quizmaster can make a quiz called the the 3 continents if he wants, you didnt hire him, so he doesnt nééd to do anything.
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Level 24
Sep 6, 2016
I can't believe I got 100% on this. I'm not even British...
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Level 67
Oct 22, 2016
Great quiz. Nice to see that the other countries haven't been left out too much.
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Level 68
Feb 9, 2017
Previously pretty ignorant but 4/21 to 21/21 in four attempts. Good to know them!
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Level 44
Feb 9, 2017
London is first and it and Glasgow are the only ones I got right
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Level 33
May 16, 2017
I'm an Asian but got it all right with2:15 spare...
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Level 68
Jun 3, 2017
Got all the capitals and a couple of others from guessing, still no points though.
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Level 32
Aug 12, 2017
Only 73% got Belfast?

Also, it's not Londonderry, it's Derry/Doire :)

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Level 35
Dec 15, 2017
Some of these places aren't actually official cities but no matter.
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Level 13
Mar 22, 2018
Its hard to click on the exact spot
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Level 68
Apr 19, 2018
Douglas is Isle of Man and that is NOT part of the UK - it's a British Crown Dependency.
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Level 11
Jun 4, 2018
This is too easy. I did it with 2.39 remaining. Should cut the time to two mins.
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Level 71
Jul 30, 2021
Perhaps for a Brit, but not necessarily for an American (or any non-Brit for that matter).
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Level 43
Jun 14, 2018
These quizzes are great learning tools for me. I read a lot of British history, so I should be more familiar with its geography.
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Level 15
Jul 25, 2018
100% 3 mins remaining
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Level 17
Jan 4, 2019
why only these cities ? there is 69 cities right! what's so special about those?
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Level 64
Jan 12, 2024
Because they're spaced out enough that, as long as you know roughly where they are on the map, there can't be any confusion between two options.
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Level 23
Jan 25, 2019
6/21 oh lord well I guess having been to London and south England doesn't help much
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Level 49
Jan 25, 2019
Confused. I clicked on most of them and they all changed colour when I did. I know where these places are. Yet it said my score was 0. On mobile if it makes a difference
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Level 57
Jan 25, 2019
21/21 and I'm Canadian!
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Level 60
May 12, 2020
Nice!
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Level 49
Jan 30, 2019
Spot on!
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Level 58
Feb 2, 2019
Easy
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Level 61
Feb 7, 2019
how do you make a map quiz
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Level 60
May 12, 2020
Copy a featured one, then change SVG and answers.
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Level 53
Mar 29, 2019
13/21. Not bad for an American
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Level 35
Apr 25, 2019
Can someone please explain to me how Kirkwall is a city???? it's a tiny town in the orkney islands?????? Also there are way more cities than the list shows.
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Level 70
May 9, 2019
Not all of these are cities. Nor are all cities included. They are selected based on population, fame and distance from each other.
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Level 70
May 26, 2019
There are 69 official cities in UK and many towns that are much like cities in the sense of this quiz. It is only a quiz and not a detailed study of cities in the UK.
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Level 26
May 11, 2022
nice
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Level 39
Dec 17, 2019
Was doing so very well by doing the ones I was confident with... then mix up the last two, Birmingham and York. Given that I can get 196 on the countries of the world and capitals of the world quizzes, and that I'm Scottish, I should probably learn a bit more about the geography of England....
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Level 72
Aug 27, 2020
14/21, first time trying from Canada!
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Level 33
Jan 7, 2021
U do realise dover is not a city
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Level 53
Mar 30, 2021
Read. The. Caveats
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Level 56
Feb 22, 2022
"Technically"?
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Level 61
Nov 12, 2021
How did I just get 100% on my first try? I'm not British and I hadn't even heard of some of these cities...
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Level 69
Jun 8, 2022
How come there is Oxford but no Cambridge?
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Level 21
Aug 25, 2022
Every time I go to the comments there is always an argument and it's so annoying when people get something wrong and accuse the creator of the quiz.

But anyways lovely quiz very accurate.

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Level 42
Sep 19, 2022
Easy quiz.
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Level 59
Mar 24, 2023
The caveat says whinger...is that right?