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England County Quiz - Devon

Can you guess these facts about the English ceremonial county of Devon?
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Quiz by Berney
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Last updated: January 27, 2022
First submittedDecember 21, 2020
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County town
Exeter
Sea captain, privateer, naval officer, and explorer from Tavistock, best known for his
circumnavigation of the world in a single expedition
Sir Francis Drake
National Park in southern Devon which includes the largest area of granite in Britain
Dartmoor
Devon village, and the only place in Britain with an exclamation mark in its name
Westward Ho!
Name given to the area comprising the resort towns of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham
English Riviera
A water-powered funicular cliff railway joins Lynmouth with this twin town
Lynton
Island off the north coast of Devon which is known for its rich bird life,
Lundy
Brunel's iconic railway bridge which spans the River Tamar
Royal Albert
Bridge
Port city known for its maritime heritage and historic Barbican district
Plymouth
Royal Navy dockyard near the above city, one of three such bases in the UK
Devonport
Best-selling author novelist from Devon, well known for her detective novels
Agatha Christie
Devon born world champion and Olympic diver
Tom Daley
England's longest waymarked long-distance footpath which passes through Devon
South West
Coast Path
Town which is home to the Britannia Royal Naval College for training the Navy's officers
Dartmouth
'Romantic' poet born in Ottery St. Mary, who wrote 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner'
Samuel Taylor
Coleridge
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Level 77
May 6, 2021
One of the most beautiful places I've seen and I'm disappointed not to have learned more about it there, 5/15.