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England County Quiz - Warwickshire

Can you guess these facts about the English ceremonial county of Warwickshire?
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Last updated: January 27, 2022
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First submittedDecember 18, 2020
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County town
Warwick
Warwickshire playwright known as the 'Bard of Avon'
William
Shakespeare
Farmhouse, and popular tourist attraction, named after the wife of the above playwright
Anne
Hathaway's

Cottage
The town in which 'The Bard' was born
Stratford-upon-Avon
Ancient Roman road which passes through the county from south-west to north-east
Fosse Way
Castle which was the subject of a long siege in 1266 and which later became a base
for Lancastrian forces during the Wars of the Roses
Kenilworth
Independent school and name given to a team sport 'invented' by pupil William Webb Ellis
Rugby
Riverside town in the rural south of the county, located in the 'Vale of the Red Horse'
Shipston-on-Stour
Novelist born in Nuneaton, whose works include 'Middlemarch' and 'Silas Marner'
George Eliot
Nickname for the flight of 21 locks on the Grand Union Canal at Hatton
Stairway to
Heaven
Epithet given to Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, who was instrumental in the deposition
of two kings during the Wars of the Roses
Kingmaker
Spa town known for its Regency architecture and broad boulevards
Royal
Leamington Spa
Town in northern Warwickshire, the largest in the county
Nuneaton
Bedworth born showjumper who won a Gold Medal at the London 2012 Olympics
Nick Skelton
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, part of which extends into south Warwickshire
Cotswolds
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