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Which County in England...?

Can you guess the correct county for each of these statements about the counties of England?
These are the current counties of England, which are not necessarily the
historical or ceremonial ones.
Quiz by Berney
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Last updated: September 24, 2020
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1. Which county has a border with only one other county?
Norfolk
Kent
Cornwall
Devon
Cornwall is at the southwest extremity of England and has a border with Devon only.
2. In which county can 'John Lennon Airport' be found?
North Yorkshire
Tyne & Wear
Greater London
Merseyside
Liverpool, within the county of Merseyside, is the home-town of the Beatles.
3. In which county is the town of Great Yarmouth?
Lincolnshire
Essex
Suffolk
Norfolk
Great Yarmouth is a seaside resort on the east coast of Norfolk.
4. Where can you find the 'Potteries'?
Shropshire
West Midlands
Cheshire
Staffordshire
The Staffordshire Potteries is an area comprising the six towns of Tunstall, Burslem, Hanley, Stoke, Fenton and Longton, which became well known for ceramic production in the 17th century.
5. In which county is the Lake District National Park?
West Yorkshire
Derbyshire
Lancashire
Cumbria
The Lake District National Park is now solely in Cumbria but historically was shared by Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire.
6. Which county is home to the cathedral with Britain's tallest spire?
Greater London
Worcestershire
Wiltshire
Norfolk
The spire of Salisbury Cathedral in Wiltshire has a height of 123m.
7. Which county is known as the 'Garden of England'?
West Sussex
Hampshire
Kent
Dorset
The name was given due to Kent's green rolling hills, fertile soils and abundance of fruit-growing and hop gardens.
8. Which county has North Yorkshire on its southern border?
Northumberland
Lancashire
County Durham
Greater Manchester
County Durham is a county in North East England bordered by Tyne and Wear to the north-east, Northumberland to the north, Cumbria to the west and North Yorkshire to the south.
9. Where is the Black Country?
Herefordshire
South Yorkshire
Nottinghamshire
West Midlands
The Black Country got its name due to its association with coal mines, iron foundries, brickworks and steel mills which produced a high level of air pollution.
10. In which county is the seaport of Cowes?
Devon
Isle of Wight
Northumberland
East Sussex
Cowes has been a home for international yacht racing since 1815 and gives its name to the world's oldest regular regatta, Cowes Week.
11. Which county is home to William Shakespeare's birthplace?
Cambridgeshire
Leicestershire
Gloucestershire
Warwickshire
Shakespeare's birthplace is the town of Stratford-upon-Avon.
12. Where is the Forest of Dean and the major part of the Cotswolds?
Gloucestershire
Northumberland
Herefordshire
Leicestershire
The Forest of Dean is an ancient woodland in the western part of Gloucestershire. The Cotswolds falls mostly within the county but also touches Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire, and Worcestershire.
13. Where do you need to go to visit Sherwood Forest?
Nottinghamshire
Leicestershire
Oxfordshire
Berkshire
Sherwood Forest is known for its associations with Robin Hood and his arch-enemy, the Sheriff of Nottingham.
14. What county has Oakham as its county town?
Rutland
Bedfordshire
Cambridgeshire
Northamptonshire
Rutland is historically taken to be England's smallest county.
15. In which county does the River Test reach the sea?
Devon
East Sussex
Somerset
Hampshire
The River Test is a chalk stream which flows for 40 miles until it joins the sea at Southampton Water.
16. Which county has a city with football teams called United and Wednesday?
Nottinghamshire
South Yorkshire
Leicestershire
Greater London
Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday are the city's two major football teams.
17. In which county could you find the city of 'Cottonopolis'?
Tyne & Wear
Greater Manchester
Derbyshire
Northamptonshire
'Cottonopolis' was a 19th-century nickname for Manchester, as it was at the heart of the cotton industry.
18. Canvey Island is part of which county?
Essex
West Sussex
Hampshire
Suffolk
Canvey Island is a reclaimed island in the Thames estuary in Essex.
19. In which county is Cheddar, which gave its name to a popular cheese?
Hertfordshire
Buckinghamshire
Surrey
Somerset
'Cheddar' Cheese originated in the village of the same name, which is located about 20 miles south of Bristol. The village is also associated with Cheddar Gorge, the largest gorge in the UK.
20. The Wash is a large bay bordered by Norfolk and which other county?
Essex
Suffolk
East Riding of Yorkshire
Lincolnshire
The Wash is a broad estuary and bay on the North Sea, fed by the rivers Witham, Welland, Nene and Great Ouse.
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Level 76
Sep 22, 2020
Difficult, for foreigners at least. But I learned some things new!
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Level 78
Mar 16, 2022
Got them all apart from the River Test question, never heard of it.

Relatively easy for a UK resident though. Good quiz none the less

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Level 72
Apr 12, 2024
Nice to see a mention of Canvey Island on Jetpunk, that’s where my Grandad lived! Although, there’s been a running joke in Essex, since time immemorial, that if anyone tells you that they’re going to Canvey, you have to ask them if they’ve remembered their passport. Either that, or you hold up your hand to face them and say “Gimme six!”