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Which City In the United Kingdom?

Name these British cities based on their starting letter and a description.
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Quiz by nichster
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Last updated: September 29, 2021
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First submittedDecember 7, 2017
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Description
Letter
City
Capital of the U.K.
L
London
Among British cities, this one gets the second-most overseas visitors
E
Edinburgh
The Beatles come from this city on the River Mersey
L
Liverpool
City where you might see a don punting down the River Cherwell
O
Oxford
Known as "Steel City"
S
Sheffield
Its team won the 2016 Premier League despite 5000-1 odds
L
Leicester
Last port of call for the Mayflower on its voyage to America
P
Plymouth
City once called "Cottonopolis" due to its many textile mills
M
Manchester
Some people blame deep-fried Mars bars for this city's low life expectancy
G
Glasgow
Robin Hood lived near here
N
Nottingham
The Archbishop of this city heads the Church of England
C
Canterbury
Isaac Newton was a faculty member of this city's university
C
Cambridge
Where the RMS Titanic was built
B
Belfast
Often called the "Granite City"
A
Aberdeen
James Watt invented his steam engine in this city also known for the
"Peaky Blinders" gang
B
Birmingham
The Angel of the North sits just a couple miles south of this city
where Lucozade was invented
N
Newcastle
City whose name is also spelled Caerdydd
C
Cardiff
Known as the birthplace of Marks and Spencer, this city is also home
to the Royal Armouries Museum
L
Leeds
The county town of Norfolk, it was England's second largest city in 1500
N
Norwich
Where the HMS Victory can be seen
P
Portsmouth
49 Comments
+10
Level 82
Dec 11, 2019
Enjoyed that, could do a nice series on that premise
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Level 55
Feb 25, 2020
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Level 31
Nov 28, 2020
missed Glasgow, Birmingham and Plymouth
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Level 75
Dec 11, 2019
Congrats on the feature!
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Level 55
Dec 12, 2019
Thanks! It's the first one for a while so I'm pretty happy with it!
+4
Level 77
Dec 12, 2019
Nice and easy :)
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Level 84
Feb 24, 2020
Following the Premier League was very useful here.
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Level 68
May 31, 2021
agreed
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Level 72
Jul 15, 2021
Unfortunately it wouldn't have helped with my team Plymouth as they have never played in the top flight
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Level 72
Nov 18, 2023
Nor have Oxford Utd, Cambridge Utd, Canterbury, any of the Scottish ones or Belfast. There’s no team with London in the name either, but I suspect most people could get that one without any football knowledge! Lol
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Level 56
Feb 29, 2020
Nice quiz!
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Level 60
Feb 29, 2020
Easy 5 points for a Brit - but fun. Thanks.
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Level 73
Feb 29, 2020
Never heard of Lucozade.
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Level 58
Mar 1, 2020
No...
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Level 58
Mar 1, 2020
It is the staple of any working class Brit
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Level 68
Mar 3, 2020
It cures colds. Fact.
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Level 73
Mar 3, 2020
Cures anything....
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Level 75
Apr 11, 2020
God it's amazing, both the original and orange varieties are just delish.
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Level 56
Feb 3, 2021
You are totally missing out. Nothing else tastes quite like it
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Level 79
Feb 29, 2020
A bit harsh on Glasgow!
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Level 73
Mar 3, 2020
But fair ;-)
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Level 60
Sep 14, 2020
No. Unfair. Never once saw a deep fried Mars bars in a Weegie chipper.
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Level 24
Sep 28, 2021
We do have the "pizza crunch" though. Deep fried pizza.
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Level 47
Sep 29, 2021
Pretty sure the deep fried mars bar was invented in Stonehaven (near Aberdeen) - The Haven (now the Carron Fish Bar). It's not a "Scottish" thing... it's a drunk idiot that asked the staff to try something thing.
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Level 49
Nov 19, 2023
Apparently someone asked for a deep fried Mars Bar as a joke. The staff at the the chip shop called the guy's bluff and made one. The media then picked up on this and it spread to other chip shops. It's not a Glasgow-specific menu item.
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Level 73
Feb 29, 2020
Great quiz. Just a request to enable scroll mode for us mobile user heathens! Thanks :)
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Level 85
Feb 29, 2020
I’m from Newcastle. I had no idea Lucozade was invented there! Thanks for teaching me something about my home town!
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Level 82
Feb 29, 2020
I missed 3 but felt dumb for missing all of them after the answers were revealed.
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Level 35
Jul 24, 2021
I know right! - I missed 4, and I'm really annoyed
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Level 58
Mar 2, 2020
There's a Royal Armouries museum in Portsmouth too.
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Level 54
Mar 7, 2020
Portsmouth doesn't begin with an L.
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Level 35
Mar 2, 2020
enjoyed that quiz could not get the peakyblinders city
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Level 51
Mar 15, 2020
Robin hood is fictional
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Level 61
Sep 27, 2021
And wasn't from near Nottingham. That is a falsehood derived from the people of Nottingham. Fictional or not, Robin Hood was from Locksley on the Derbyshire Yorkshire border. Little John was from Hathersage in Derbyshire, and much of the evidence (ie ballads made up long after Robin supposedly existed) relates to Barnsdale Forest in Yorkshire.
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Level 69
Mar 31, 2020
why no Bristol?
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Level 56
Feb 3, 2021
Well, there's also no Hull, Southampton, Inverness, etc. etc. If he included every city it would be a pretty long quiz (although actually perhaps quite an interesting one... that gives me an idea...)
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Level 84
Sep 27, 2021
There are 69 cities (nice) in the UK. That's a very long quiz.
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Level 78
Oct 5, 2023
"Why not every single city in the UK".
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Level 35
Jul 24, 2021
16 - above average!!!
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Level 76
Sep 27, 2021
the text is weirdly big on a mobile device, could this be fixed please?
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Level 82
Sep 27, 2021
I'll admit it, I did cheat and try to look up the county town of Norfolk. Little did I know that Norfolk is apparently a crazy popular town and county name in the US and Canada so I didn't even get the answer :-|
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Level 63
Sep 28, 2021
American who got 19/20. Managed to forget Norwich.

The sheer number of place names in the UK that are pronounced non-intuitively is really kind of staggering. In a way it makes it frustrating but I actually think it makes learning more interesting more than anything.

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Level 66
Jan 12, 2023
I think this is just because they're so old that they got broken down over time. It's so much easier to pronounce them in conversation as they are now, compared to equivalent cities in the USA such as Birmingham or Pittsburgh which just sound awkwardly overdone.
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Level 43
Sep 28, 2021
Forgot the two university cities: Cambridge and Oxford lol
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Level 84
Sep 29, 2021
Does not display properly on a mobile phone.
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Level 27
Sep 7, 2022
Deep fried mars bars are not from Glasgow.
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Level 62
Nov 4, 2023
Great quiz! Only thought of Oxford after correctly guessing Cambridge... :D
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Level 75
Jan 10, 2024
Huh. This one has a yellow box.

Anyone else try Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch for the L one?

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Level 36
Apr 19, 2024
I didn't get Leeds.....which was stupid, considering I was at Leeds University!