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Geography of The British Isles

Can you name these random geographic features of the British Isles?
A big thank you and shoutout to Users sammyboi, baptistegorce, izra and MiaTheGoose for helping me create this quiz.
Any geographic feature that is in red falls under a miscellaneous category, which means they can be possibly anything (ie: a specific region, a desert, or maybe even a forest).
Beware, this quiz might have some less known answers.
Here are a couple hints that might help you throughout the quiz: 1) If there are many islands grouped together, they are part of an island chain, so make sure to name the island group name (ie: The Galapagos, The Balearic Islands). There are also a couple individual islands on this quiz too, so be weary of that as well. 2) There are numerous small sized answers on this quiz, so zoom in to see them (there are arrows to guide you to the right place). 3) There are also a couple duplicated answers on this quiz (ie: NYC, New York), so try to be specific whenever and wherever possible.
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Ocean/Sea
Atlantic Ocean
Celtic Sea
Hebrides Sea
Irish Sea
North Sea
 
Firth/Channel/Strait
Bristol Channel
Clyde Firth
Dover Strait
English Channel
Firth of Forth
Little Minch
Moray Firth
North Channel
Solway Firth
The Minch
 
County
Armagh
Carlow
Cork
Cornwall
Down
Dumfries & Galloway
East Lothian
Essex
Galway
Gwynedd
Hampshire
Inverclyde
Kent
Meath
Moray
Monmouthshire
Norfolk
Nottinghamshire
North Yorkshire
Pembrokeshire
Perth & Kinross
Powys
Sligo
South Ayrshire
Tipperary
Tyne & Wear
Vale Of Glamorgan
West Lothian
Westmeath
Wexford
Worcestershire
 
Isle/Peninsula
Achill
Anglesey
Aran
Isle of Arran
Ards
Dingle
Furness
Gower
Inner Hebrides
Isle of Man
Isle of Wight
Iveragh
Lizard
Llyn
Mullet
Orkney Islands
Outer Hebrides
Isle of Portland
Rathlin
Shetland Islands
Wirral
River
Bann
Barrow
Blackwater
Liffey
Clyde
Tay
Lagan
Naver
Ouse
Shannon
Severn
Suir
Tamar
Thames
Thurso
Trent
Tweed
Usk
Neath
Wye
 
Lough (Lake)
Allen
Conn
Conwy
Corrib
Derg
Lough Foyle
Kielder Water
Lower Lough Erne
Lough Neagh
Loch Ness
Ree
Rutland Water
Lough Strangford
Tegid
Upper Lough Erne
Windermere
 
Other Geographic Feature
Blarney Stone
Boyne Valley
Brechfa Forest
Cliffs of Moher
Giant's Causeway
Fenn's, Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses National Nature Reserve
Lake District
Ogwen Valley
Queen Elizabeth National Forest
The Cotswolds
The Fens
 
Mountain Range/National Park
Ballycroy
Brecon Beacons
Burren
Cairngorms
Dartmoor
Glenveagh
Killarney
Loch Lomond & The Trossachs
Mourne
Peak District
Pembrokeshire Coast
Pennines
Snowdonia
Sperrins
South Downs
Wicklow Mountains
City
Aberdeen
Aberystwyth
Bangor
Belfast
Birmingham
Boston
Brighton and Hove
Bristol
Cardiff
Douglas
Dublin
Dundalk
Dundee
Durham
Edinburgh
Enniskillen
Exeter
Glasgow
Inverness
Lancaster
Limerick
Letterkenny
Liverpool
Longford
London
Londonderry/Derry
Kilkenny
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch
Kingston upon Hull
Newcastle
Newport
Nottingham
Norwich
Canterbury
Omagh
Oxford
Plymouth
Portree
Spey
Southampton
St. Asaph
Stirling
Stornoway
Swansea
Tralee
Tullamore
Waterford
Westport
Wicklow
Wrexham
 
Mountain
Ben Macdui
Ben Nevis
Carrauntoohil
Clisham
Helvellyn
Highwillhays
Knocknapeasta
Liathach
Mullaghcleevaun
Pen y Fan
Sawel
Slieve Donard
Snowdon
38 Comments
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Level 56
Feb 18, 2023
It is very likely this quiz has tons of mistakes, so if you find any, let me know :)
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Level 62
Feb 11, 2023
This is incomplete without Hadrian's Wall
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Level 78
Feb 12, 2023
A good quiz. A few suggestions: Allow some leniency, e.g. Dover Strait or Strait of Dover, Hebrides or Hebridean Sea, Hull, without the Kingston, etc. Please correct the position of Maidstone - your dot is closer to Canterbury. Or, better still, change the answer to Canterbury which is more well-known. You have chosen several fairly obscure places whilst omitting some more obvious ones - e.g. You have Llanfairpwyllgwngyllgogorychwrndrobwllllantisiliogogogoch but no Birmingham. Boston but no Lincoln.
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Level 56
Feb 18, 2023
I understand your point, but I made this quiz obscure on purpose. There is a reason why I put in smaller cities while omitting the larger ones, and thats simply because I was trying to make the quiz a hard one.
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Level 67
Feb 18, 2023
Good quiz. I’ve only ever known the ‘forth firth’ as the Firth of Forth so perhaps change the answer as I’ve googled and I am correct but yet wasn’t accepted as an answer 🤷‍♀️
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Level 56
Feb 18, 2023
Thanks. Okay, I will except firth of forth.

Edit: Firth of Forth is now accepted :)

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Level 72
Feb 18, 2023
Great quiz! Learned some new things from it :D

Nice to see the inclusion of some more obscure features (including the Brechfa Forest, which is local to me)

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Level 56
Feb 18, 2023
Appreciate your comment :)
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Level 21
Feb 18, 2023
The Republic of Ireland is a sovereign nation populated by Irish people, not British people. Irish people are not British. This is not a political statement but an irrefutable fact. Ireland and its people are not part of the so called British Isles due to the fact, as already stated, that Irish people are not British. This quiz is factually wrong and politically insensitive to put it politely.
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Level 56
Feb 18, 2023
I have no idea what you’re on about because every source I’ve used…Northern Ireland is part of the uk and ireland is part of the British isles.

So if you’re gonna take time to criticize a quiz, at least make the criticism factual.

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Level 21
Feb 18, 2023
What an immensely ignorant comment. Perhaps you might educate yourself before inventing such quizzes in the future. The Republic of Ireland (and in reality the island of Ireland) is not part of the made up British Isles. Fact. This is not a political statement. Ask yourself why after years of pressure the Lions rugby team was changed to British and Irish lions representing the British Isles and Ireland. Honestly, why don’t you claim France while you are at it.
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Level 58
Feb 18, 2023
He isn't claiming that the Republic of Ireland is part of Britain, just that it is merely part of the geographical (not political) area of the British Isles. You wouldn't say that the UK is part of the European Union, yet it is still part of the geographical region of Europe.
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Level 21
Feb 18, 2023
First, the terms British Isles is not recognised by people in the Republic. It is a geographical term that is used by the British. Irish people do not consider Ireland as part of the British Isles politically or geographically. Second, the quiz asks people do they consider themselves a true Brit and by strong implication it means Ireland and all things therein is British. We all know it is not.
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Level 21
Feb 18, 2023
Again moonshot, educate yourself. Ireland is not politically or geographically part of the British Isles. Claim it as you will and label my comments as you will but your quiz is - at its best - misleading. Good luck with your Kashmir quiz.
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Level 58
Feb 18, 2023
I agree with your second point and that the description is poorly worded, however the term British Isles is used generally throughout the world and even though the Irish do disagree with it (with some justification), I don't think that it is a good reason to change the quiz title as it isn't the most commonly used term.
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Level 56
Feb 18, 2023
I just KNEW your response to CityMad's initial comment was going to produce one of these long differences of opinion :-) Saying the Republic is part of the British Isles on Jetpunk is like saying Canada is part of America (well, it is, sort of) or even that Cyprus is in Europe.......
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Level 73
Feb 21, 2023
The Lions rugby team was changed to British and Irish lions representing Great Britain and Ireland. FTFY
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Level 70
Apr 5, 2023
do yall know what the british isles means? british isles is different from great britain, or the united kingdom, british isles is the collection of islands that are around great britain. to quote merriam webster: "island group of western Europe comprising Great Britain, Ireland, and adjacent islands"

yall are just factually wrong lmao

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Level 56
Feb 18, 2023
This is a real work of art!!! Very impressive. That said, I have to cavil a bit (sorry):

+ I think you have Portland and Portsea mixed up (the island marked in the quiz is Portland, but Portsea is the one which Portsmouth is on)

+ The Isle of Arran seems to be marked as "South Ayrshire"..? It's actually part of North Ayrshire, although it would be better just to have its own name imho

+ "Western Isles" should work for the Outer Hebrides

+ Thurso is an answer but doesn't actually seem to be marked on the map? I don't know if that might also be true for some other answers

+ The Tamar is too far west - it's actually the eastern border of Cornwall, which I realise makes it hard to represent on your map. I did get it so perhaps it's fine as it is

+ There's no "mount" in Helvellyn, though I realise just typing Helvellyn works, which means now I really AM nit-picking

I hope that didn't sound TOO negative. Generally it's a tour de force and I'm nominating it

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Level 56
Feb 18, 2023
Scratch that, unaccountably I don't seem to have a "nominate" button at the top...
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Level 56
Feb 19, 2023
Alright, I think all of those should be fixed.

On account for Thurso, however, it worked fine for me, so maybe it was just a glitch?

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Level 73
Feb 21, 2023
Thurso is referring to the river, not the town
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Level 68
Feb 18, 2023
The river boyne is in the wrong location it flows through county louth which is to the north of Dublin. The river you have on the map that flows through Dublin is called the river liffey.
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Level 56
Feb 18, 2023
Shoot, thanks I have changed it to Liffey.
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Level 72
Feb 18, 2023
You seem to have flooded a large part of the Midlands ... reservoir in question is nowhere near that big! :-D Also calling the Blarney Stone' a "geographic feature" is a huge stretch for what is effectively a brick in a castle wall!
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Level 66
Feb 19, 2023
Have you bothered to contribute a quiz yet?
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Level 66
Feb 19, 2023
Thanks for all your tremendous effort in putting this together for us Moonshot. Great work. Well done. Would nominate if I could.
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Level 65
Feb 20, 2023
fantastic quiz! Can you move the spot for Oxford slightly? Oxford is on the Thames (Isis) but on the map it is a way north of the Thames.
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Level 56
Feb 23, 2023
fixed :)
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Level 56
Mar 9, 2024
Thanks btw!
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Level 73
Feb 21, 2023
The position of Stirling on the map is ridiculously inaccurate. Can only guess at the scale, but probably about 50 miles north west of where it should be. River Tay is marked on the map but not accepted as an answer. South Ayrshire is accepted as an answer but the corresponding county doesn't change colour.
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Level 56
Feb 22, 2023
fixed
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Level 44
Feb 26, 2023
Nice quiz, but could you accept 'Lough Neagh' instead of just 'Neagh?' Also, Derry ought to be much more to the west beside the Foyle. I thought you were looking for Coleraine!
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Level 56
Apr 14, 2023
sorry for the late comment but fixed
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Level 80
Jul 16, 2023
Most enjoyable quiz, despite some of the previous comments :)

Got all England and most of Scotland and Wales but realised my knowledge of Ireland is woeful when it comes to the less well known places.

Yes - there are some obscure answers, but that's how we learn about places.

Why can't I nominate?

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Level 56
Jul 16, 2023
Thanks tons! :)

I put in some obscure answers on purpose aha, that's how I learned about obscure places in the first place.

Oh and you can't nominate bc there is more then 100 answers.

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Level 78
Aug 15, 2023
Ireland appears to have drifted a couple of hundred miles west!
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Level 56
Aug 15, 2023
Sorry about that lol, i had some dimension issues