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England County Quiz - County Durham

Can you guess these facts about the English ceremonial county of County Durham?
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Last updated: January 27, 2022
First submittedDecember 21, 2020
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County town
Durham
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
Coal
The world's first public railway to use steam locomotives opened in 1825 between these
two places in County Durham
Stockton
Darlington
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
Pennines
England Football team manager between 1980 and 1991, born in the county
Bryan Robson
Popular, open air, urban and rural life museum known as the 'Living Museum of the North'
Beamish
River, whose lower reaches form the border between County Durham and North Yorkshire
Tees
High Force, on the above river, is an example of this natural phenomenon
Waterfall
The Riverside Ground in this town is home to the county's first class cricket club
Chester-le-Street
Along with Portsmouth, Hartlepool has a national museum dedicated to this 'Senior Service'
Royal Navy
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