Longest Rivers in the UK

Can you name the fifteen longest rivers in the United Kingdom? To make it easier, we give you the name of the most populous city or town that it passes through.
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Last updated: June 26, 2016
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Largest city or town
354 km
River Severn
346 km
River Thames
297 km
River Trent
230 km
Milton Keynes
River Great Ouse
215 km
River Wye
208 km
River Ure /
River Ouse
188 km
River Tay
176 km
River Clyde
Largest city or town
172 km
River Spey
161 km
River Nene
159 km
River Bann /
Lough Neagh
155 km
River Tweed
154 km
River Avon
145 km
River Eden
140 km
River Dee
Level 57
Sep 19, 2016
Although the Severn doesn't 'pass through' Bristol, the city council authority borders the Severn at Avonmouth, so I'll allow it
Level 81
Sep 2, 2019
... but Bristol is still definitely not the largest city on the Severn.
Level 84
Oct 4, 2016
Bristol is on the Avon, one of several Avons.
Level 63
Oct 4, 2016
This bugged me so badly
Level 89
Oct 4, 2016
My strategy didn't work very well....I figured I'd try the rivers that have a city name "on" or "upon" them. I guess Tyne, Kent, and Hull aren't long enough. I also tried Cam from Cambridge, but it didn't make the cut either!
Level 72
Oct 4, 2016
I thought the Mersey would be on here (having the whole county of Merseyside named after it) but it must be shorter than I thought.
Level 83
Jun 8, 2024
Merseyside isn't very big though.
Level 81
Oct 4, 2016
The biggest city on the Severn is actually Gloucester. It passes near Bristol but not through it - the Avon and Frome do though. If you want to have a guess at more British rivers you might like to try
Level 57
Jul 17, 2018
I found the towns/cities less than helpful! especially MK
Level 83
Jan 23, 2019
I found some of them helpful, like Northampton. I wouldn't have tried the Nene if that hadn't been there.
Level 62
Jun 2, 2019
Bristol is still on there for the Severn, which does not pass through Bristol. Bristol is on the Avon! The Severn passes through Gloucester!
Level 81
Aug 12, 2019
I agree. I'm currently in Bristol and can definitely say that the River Severn does not go through this city. The largest city on the Severn is still Gloucester. Also, why not include the distances in miles? It is a UK quiz after all and that's still the normal method for measuring distances here.
Level 70
Apr 20, 2020
Personally I didn't find seeing the cities very helpfull, that requires extra knowledge. People might have heard of some rivers, but to know where they are is an extra step, those who know that much, could do without the hint anyway obviously (though ofcourse it can help as a reminder to make sure you havent skipped any). I would suggest giving the first letter.

On the plus side, it ís more educational this way (but on the downside, I probably wont remember it haha)

Level 83
May 18, 2020
I had no idea there were two River Dees (Rivers Dee?). I clearly need to brush up on my Scottish geography.
Level 40
Apr 12, 2023
Sort Bristol out
Level 86
Jun 27, 2023
none of them are long, spelling or distance..
Level 68
Feb 2, 2024
The Avon goes through Bristol.