England County Quiz - County Durham

Can you guess these facts about the English ceremonial county of County Durham?
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Quiz by Berney
Last updated: June 8, 2023
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First submittedDecember 21, 2020
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County town
The cathedral in the above place contains the tomb of this 7th/8th century Benedictine monk, author and historian
Venerable Bede
Natural fuel resource which was mined in very large quantities in the county
The world's first public railway to use steam locomotives opened in 1825 between these two places in County Durham
The world’s oldest surviving railway bridge, built in 1725-1726
Causey Arch
Actor and star of 'Billy Elliot', born in Billingham
Jamie Bell
Comedian born in Consett, with the alter ego of 'Mr Bean'
Rowan Atkinson
Range of hills, the 'Backbone of England' which passes through the west of the county
County Durham born football player who played for England between 1980 and 1991, captaining the team on 65 occasions
Bryan Robson
Popular, open air, urban and rural life museum known as the 'Living Museum of the North'
River, whose lower reaches form the border between County Durham and North Yorkshire
High Force, on the above river, is an example of this natural phenomenon
The Riverside Ground in this town is home to the county's first class cricket club
Along with Portsmouth, Hartlepool has a national museum dedicated to this 'Senior Service'
Royal Navy
Level 67
Jun 8, 2023
You've got your Brians mixed up with your Bobbies...
Level 81
Jun 8, 2023
Thanks, changed the clue. Interestingly both were born in County Durham and had great success in football.