UK Cities and Towns by Map

We've marked 40 different cities and towns on this map of the United Kingdom Can you identify which ones they are?
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Last updated: November 14, 2018
First submittedJune 21, 2016
Times taken30,671
Average score60.0%
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City
Aberdeen
Aberystwyth
Belfast
Birmingham
Blackpool
Bournemouth
Brighton
Bristol
Carlisle
Cambridge
Cardiff
Colchester
Coventry
Dover
City
Dundee
Edinburgh
Exeter
Glasgow
Holyhead
Kingston upon Hull
Inverness
Leeds
Leicester
Lincoln
Liverpool
London
Londonderry
City
Oxford
Manchester
Newcastle
Norwich
Plymouth
Portsmouth
Reading
Sheffield
Southampton
Stornoway
Swansea
Wrexham
York
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Level 76
Jul 27, 2016
Shame Nottingham isn't on here.
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Level 59
Aug 12, 2016
Nottingham is a dump.
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Level 47
Sep 20, 2016
Haha so true
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Level 70
Oct 12, 2016
I don't disagree, but there are a few other dumps that made the list.
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Level 24
Jan 16, 2017
Yes, you are correct my friend
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Level 76
Feb 21, 2021
Says the man who comes from Nottingham.
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Level 71
Oct 16, 2016
It's a shame but inevitable that some people just can't help showing their ugly side.
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Level 66
Oct 16, 2016
Agreed.
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Level 58
Oct 16, 2016
Reading is not a city. Despite having a cathedral and being relatively large, it hasn't been granted city status. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reading,_Berkshire
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Level 47
Oct 16, 2016
Yes I know, hence the instructions.
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Level 66
Aug 13, 2021
Out of all the places on here you debate Reading. Have you seen the sizes of Stornoway or Aberystwyth? Though saying that size means nothing such as St Asaph and St David.
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Level 62
Jul 24, 2022
Reading doesn't have a cathedral.
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Level 81
Oct 16, 2016
At least 8 of these are not UK designated 'cities' but we understand.
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Level 83
Aug 13, 2021
you apparently don't
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Level 58
Oct 16, 2016
40/40 30 seconds left from brighton
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Level 70
Oct 17, 2016
40/40 with 2.12 left...(from UK and transport planner so easy for me)
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Level 30
Oct 17, 2016
Got 28 :)
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Level 20
Nov 25, 2016
Gwych gweld Aberystwyth ar y fap. Chyfiawnder i'n wlad. Hwyl a sbri oedd y chwis, byddaf yn gwneud eto. Fendith ddrostot.
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Level 48
Dec 17, 2018
A Caergybi yn hefyd! Ond rwy'n fyw ym Mhangor, so rwy'n dueddol yn bosib...
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Level 67
Sep 4, 2019
I love welsh, one day I am gonna master it :)
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Level 79
Feb 1, 2017
Tried Colchester for a laugh since it's my hometown, fun to see it but it's not actually a city.
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Level 67
Aug 16, 2021
Firstly, the quiz is about cities and towns. Secondly, I would have thought you would know where your hometown appeared on a map of the UK.
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Level 70
Feb 3, 2017
I couldn't help but think in a British accent while taking this...can you guess what my score was?
+6
Level 54
Jan 31, 2018
Which British accent? There are many different types
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Level 44
Apr 27, 2018
Read: a London accent
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Level 60
Dec 4, 2020
Read: whatever Hollywood sticks into a movie...
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Level 66
Aug 13, 2021
Oh aye, my Lancashire accent sounds so quintessentially British and just like James Bond.
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Level 36
Apr 20, 2017
anyonee know if there is a map quiz with all the uk cities on?
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Level 84
Oct 23, 2018
Carlisle and Oxford are not in correct alphabetical order.
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Level 51
Feb 22, 2019
You need to put Wolverhampton, Newquay and Ipswich in this.
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Level 47
Sep 27, 2019
Newquay and Ipswich aren't cities. Truro and Peterborough are but they weren't included either.
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Level 51
Feb 22, 2019
Wolverhampton is like the 5th largest city.
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Level 65
Oct 4, 2020
Maybe 25th, yes.
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Level 67
Sep 4, 2019
22, which I am fine with since I am not from the uk and only been there once, a few hours in london when I was 14 which is nearly 25 years ago.

Though I should have been able to get york and bristol aswell. Perhaps norwich. But I did get lincoln and wrexham (the first well, once you come across it you will remember it, I think i saw it on this site before and the second because I was looking in to something that was held there once as a possibility to go to, but it never happened, really surprised I managed to get that name). The next lowest one I got is blackpool which I expected to be much much higher. I knew it from strictly come dancing, but I have heard it being metnion as the beachresort over and over, millions of times. But I guess it is not famous for a soccer team or university or something. Which is what a lot of people use as their source of city-knowledge)

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Level 59
Jan 13, 2021
pretty sure chester is a city, it has a cathedral
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Level 51
Jul 29, 2021
To have Leicester but not Nottingham is quite comical.
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Level 36
Aug 13, 2021
Stornoway isn't a city just a town
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Level 77
Aug 13, 2021
Lol @ the comments on here from people who can't read the instructions.
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Level 66
Aug 13, 2021
Surprised more people got Aberystwyth than Holyhead, considering the latter is a major shipping and ferry port. Also surprised Carlisle was so low considering it's the only city or major town North (west) of Lancaster.
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Level 55
Sep 20, 2021
I recognized Holyhead because of quidditch. Go Harpies!
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Level 37
Aug 13, 2021
Isn't colchester a town?
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Level 65
Aug 13, 2021
I got 20 but forgot London.
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Level 66
Aug 13, 2021
One of the harder aspects of this quiz is the fact that there are sometimes other important towns that are very close to the ones that are included. For example, I tried Flint for Wrexham, Perth for Dundee and Ipswich for Colchester.
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Level 55
Sep 20, 2021
Oxford is not in alphabetical order, which tripped me up for a bit.
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Level 70
Oct 24, 2021
One day my home town will come up on a quiz. :-D Biggest town in Essex, though it is about to be upgraded to city status by Her Maj. Just sadly coincides with the local MP being murdered, I just hope it wasn’t given only for that reason.
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Level 20
Nov 13, 2021
My great home city of Nottingham was excluded... fair to say I am very unimpressed. I am sending a notice from my lawyers, Mr Ibbotson.