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England County Quiz - Isle of Wight

Can you guess these facts about the English ceremonial county of Isle of Wight?
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Last updated: January 27, 2022
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First submittedDecember 21, 2020
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Newport
Born on the island, this actor's first major film role was in 'The French Lieutenant's Woman'
Jeremy Irons
This island prison, along with Albany, once enjoyed notoriety as one of the toughest jails
in the British Isles
Parkhurst
Bay near the westernmost point of the island which is known for its multi-coloured sand cliffs
Alum Bay
Seaside town where a railway line runs to the ferry terminal at the end of the long pier
Ryde
Large naval port city on the mainland to which the above ferry service runs
Portsmouth
Roman name for the Isle of Wight
Vectis
Born in Freshwater, this scientist, architect and polymath was the first to visualize a
microorganism when using a microscope
Robert Hooke
Home town of an annual, international sailing regatta
Cowes
Iconic row of chalk stacks off the western extremity of the Isle of Wight
The Needles
Straight which separates the Isle of Wight from the mainland
Solent
The Isle of Wight is one of the few places in the UK where this attractive animal can still
be seen, separated from its grey cousin by the water
Red Squirrel
The island was where this pioneering person carried out his experiments with wireless
transmission at the end of the 19th Century
Guglielmo Marconi
Town on the north-west coast, which has a ferry service to Lymington on the mainland
Yarmouth
Osborne House was the island home of this long-reigning monarch
Victoria
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Level 43
Jun 26, 2022
Great quiz.