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England County Quiz - Northumberland

Can you guess these facts about the English ceremonial county of Northumberland?
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Last updated: January 27, 2022
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First submittedDecember 18, 2020
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Morpeth
Range of uplands within the Northumberland National Park which also straddle the
Anglo-Scottish border
Cheviot Hills
English landscape designer and architect born in Kirkharle; responsible for over 150 gardens surrounding the finest country houses and estates in Britain
'Capability' Brown
Another name for Holy Island in Northumberland, accessible on foot when the tide is out
Lindisfarne
The largest man-made woodland in England which occupies part of the west of the county
Kielder Forest
The most northerly town in England, which has also at times been part of Scotland
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Alnwick Castle was used as a film location for this fictional school of magic
Hogwarts
The 'Father of the Railways', born at Wylam in Northumberland in 1781
George Stephenson
Technologically advanced Victorian country house and estate now owned by the National Trust;
a pioneer in the use of hydro-electricity for lighting and for aiding household tasks
Cragside
Lighthouse keeper's daughter who participated in the rescue of survivors from a
shipwreck off the Farne Islands in 1838 which brought her national fame
Grace Darling
Nickname of Sir Henry Percy, an English knight who fought in several campaigns against the Scots and also against the French during the Hundred Years' War
Hotspur
Manchester United stalwart born in the county, who was also a member of the England
team that won the 1966 FIFA World Cup
Bobby Charlton
Housesteads is a Roman Fort on this ancient line of defence which crosses the county
Hadrian's Wall
'The Meeting of the Waters' near Hexham marks the start of the main length of this river
Tyne
English first-class cricketer, born in Riding Mill, who represented his country in 79 Test matches, scoring over 4,800 runs. He went on to be President of the MCC
Tom Graveney
2 Comments
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Level 78
Dec 19, 2020
Good quiz. Thanks. One correction: Grace Darling helped in a rescue off the Farne islands, not the Faroes.
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Level 81
Dec 19, 2020
Thanks for that. That's what it was meant to say - now corrected!