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UK Geography Quiz

Test your UK geography knowledge with this UK geography quiz. We have put together 100 geography quiz questions for you including 30 picture quiz questions, and 10 multiple-choice questions.

In this British and Northern Irish geography quiz, we have tried to offer a range of easy to difficult trivia quiz questions. Either use the entire quiz or pick the questions you like best.

There are 70 questions in the main part of the quiz. The quiz rounds cover the topics of UK mountains, hills and cliffs, UK waterways, UK counties, UK cities, UK places on interest, general knowledge, plus a multiple choice quiz round!

There are three picture quiz rounds containing 10 pictures on each. We have divided the picture rounds into three different geography categories – UK natural landscape landmarks, UK manmade landmarks, and UK castles and cathedrals.

We hope you enjoy using this UK geography quiz for your next pub quiz, or zoom quiz with your friends and family. Let’s see how well you know your British geography facts!

UK Geography Quiz Questions

UK Mountains, Hills, and Cliffs Questions

1. Name the highest mountain in the UK.

2. Yr Wyddfa is the Welsh name for what?

3. What is the largest gorge in the UK?

4. What are the white cliffs of Dover made of?

5. Which range of hills is commonly referred to as the ‘backbone of England’?

6. In which UK country are the Sperrin mountains found?

7. Cairngorms National Park means ‘Blue Hills National Park’ in Gaelic – True or False?

8. What is the name of the interlocking basalt columns found on the coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland?

9. Scafell Pike is a mountain located in which national park?

10. What is the name of the area of rolling hills mainly found in Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire?

UK Waterways Questions

11. Which river runs along the border of England and Scotland?

12. Which two rivers meet in Tewkesbury?

13. Which canal runs from Birmingham to London?

14. Which river is also known as the River Isis in Oxford?

15. Which is the largest lake in the British Isles?

16. In which British country would you find the highest canal aqueduct in the world?

17. What is the name of the largest artificial lake in the UK?

18. What is the longest river in Scotland?

19. The Firth of Forth is a fjord. True or false?

20. Name the sea off the east coast of Britain.

UK Geography Quiz Questions 1 to 20
UK Geography Quiz Questions 1 to 20

British Counties Round

21. In which county will you find Land’s End?

22. What is the largest historical county in the UK?

23. In which county will you find Sherwood Forest?

24. East Anglia is home to which two historic counties?

25. In which county would you find the Jurassic Coast?

26. Kirkwall is found in which island county?

27. Name an English county that borders Wales.

28. What is the collective name for the counties closest to London?

29. In which county would you find the town of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch?

30. In which county would you find Bishop Auckland, Chester-Le-Street, and Barnard Castle?

British Cities Round

31. What is the capital of Scotland?

32. What is the second-largest city in England?

33. Croxteth, Kirkdale, and Dingle are areas of which English city?

34. What was the first capital of England?

35. Newport, Bangor, and St. Davids are cities in which country?

36. Douglas is the capital of which island?

37. What is the smallest city by area in the UK?

38. Name a UK city that is four letters long.

39. Which is further west – Bristol or Edinburgh?

40. What is the capital of Wales?

UK Geography Quiz Questions 21 to 40
UK Geography Quiz Questions 21 to 40

Places in the UK Questions

41. Which countries make up Great Britain?

42. Scratchy Bottom is a place name in England. True or false?

43. In which national park would you find the villages of Brockenhurst, Beaulieu, and Godshill?

44. In which seaside town would you find Pleasure Beach?

45. Great Dozing is a village in England. True or false?

46. There is a village in Scotland called Lost. True or false?

47. Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, and Sark are collectively known as what?

48. Name the islands just off the coast of Cornwall.

49. Westward Ho! is the name of the English village. True or false?

50. Which countries make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain?

UK Geography General Knowledge Round

51. Which neolithic site is located near the city of Salisbury?

52. On an ordnance survey what does PH stand for?

53. What is the oldest national park in the UK?

54. What does AONB stand for?

55. How many tube lines are there in London?

56. What is the most populous city in Scotland?

57. Which is the largest public park in the UK?

58. Who designed the Clifton suspension bridge in Bristol?

59. Where would you find Britain’s only hot springs?

60. What Roman wall was built near the border of England and Scotland?

UK Geography Quiz Questions 41 to 60

UK Geography Multiple Choice Questions Round

61. What are ‘the Broads’ in Norfolk? a) Inland waterways b) Hills c) Canals d) Marshland

62. What is the largest lake in the Lake District? a) Ullswater b) Buttermere c) Grasmere d) Windermere

63. What are the Brecon Beacons? a) mountain range b) islands c) waterfalls d) lighthouses

64. Where in England is the Black Country? a) Northumberland b) Yorkshire c) Midlands d) Cumbria

65. What are the Fens, found in eastern England? a) river valley b) reclaimed marshland c) tin mine d) mountain range

66. What are ‘The Needles’? a) lowland hills b) freshwater lakes c) row of chalk stacks d) coastal path

67. The Humber estuary is located between which two counties? a) North Yorkshire and Lincolnshire b) East Riding and Lincolnshire c) North Yorkshire and Durham d) East Riding and South Yorkshire

68. How many islands make up the Outer Hebrides? a) 25 b) 75 c) 120 d) 220

69. What is the northernmost town in England? a) Berwick-upon-Tweed b) Carlisle c) Newcastle Upon Tyne d) Durham

70. How deep is Britain’s deepest lake, Loch Morar? a) 500 ft b) 1000 ft c) 1500ft d) 2000ft

UK Geography Quiz Multiple Choice Questions
UK Geography Quiz Multiple Choice Questions

UK Geography Picture Quizzes

UK Geography Picture Rounds

UK Natural Landmarks Picture Quiz

There are 10 pictures below of natural landmarks in the UK. Can you name them all?

10 pictures of natural landmarks in the UK as part of the UK geography quiz.
UK Natural Landmarks Picture Quiz

UK Manmade Landmarks Picture Quiz

Below are 10 pictures of manmade landmarks in the UK, can you name them?

10 pictures of manmade landmarks found in the UK as part of a UK geography picture quiz.
UK Manmade Landmarks Picture Quiz

UK Castles and Cathedrals Picture Quiz

Can you name the 10 castles and cathedrals found across the UK?

10 photos of castles and cathedrals located in the UK as part of the UK geography picture quiz.
UK Castles and Cathedrals Picture Quiz

UK Geography Quiz Answers

UK Mountains, Hills, and Cliffs Answers

1. Name the highest mountain in the UK.

Ben Nevis (stands at 1,345m)

2. Yr Wyddfa is the Welsh name for what?

Mount Snowdon

3. What is the largest gorge in the UK?

Cheddar Gorge

4. What are the white cliffs of Dover made of?

Chalk

5. Which range of hills is commonly referred to as the ‘backbone of England’?

The Pennines

6. In which UK country are the Sperrin mountains found?

Northern Ireland

7. Cairngorms National Park means ‘Blue Hills National Park’ in Gaelic – True or False?

True

8. What is the name of the interlocking basalt columns found on the coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland?

Giant’s Causeway

9. Scafell Pike is a mountain located in which national park?

Lake District National Park

10. What is the name of the area of rolling hills mainly found in Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire?

The Cotswolds

UK Waterways Answers

11. Which river runs along the border of England and Scotland?

Tweed

12. Which two rivers meet in Tewkesbury?

Severn and Avon

13. Which canal runs from Birmingham to London?

Grand Union

14. Which river is also known as the River Isis in Oxford?

River Thames

15. Which is the largest lake in the British Isles?

Lough Neagh

16. In which British country would you find the highest canal aqueduct in the world?

Wales – the Pontcysllyte Aqueduct in Wrexham

17. What is the name of the largest artificial lake in the UK?

Kielder Water in Northumberland

18. What is the longest river in Scotland?

River Tay

19. The Firth of Forth is a fjord. True or false?

True

20. Name the sea off the east coast of Britain.

North Sea

British Counties Round Answers

21. In which county will you find Land’s End?

Cornwall

22. What is the largest historical county in the UK?

Yorkshire

23. In which county will you find Sherwood Forest?

Nottinghamshire

24. East Anglia is home to which two historic counties?

Norfolk and Suffolk

25. In which county would you find the Jurassic Coast?

Dorset

26. Kirkwall is found in which island county?

Orkney

27. Name an English county that borders Wales.

Cheshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, or Shropshire

28. What is the collective name for the counties closest to London?

Home Counties

29. In which county would you find the town of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch?

Anglesey

30. In which county would you find Bishop Auckland, Chester-Le-Street, and Barnard Castle?

County Durham

British Cities Round Answers

31. What is the capital of Scotland?

Edinburgh

32. What is the second-largest city in England?

Birmingham

33. Croxteth, Kirkdale, and Dingle are areas of which English city?

Liverpool

34. What was the first capital of England?

Winchester

35. Newport, Bangor, and St. Davids are cities in which country?

Wales

36. Douglas is the capital of which island?

Isle of Man

37. What is the smallest city by area in the UK?

City of London

38. Name a UK city that is four letters long.

Bath, Hull, and York

39. Which is further west – Bristol or Edinburgh?

Edinburgh

40. What is the capital of Wales?

Cardiff

Places in the UK Round Answers

41. Which countries make up Great Britain?

England, Scotland, Wales

42. Scratchy Bottom is a place name in England. True or false?

True

43. In which national park would you find the villages of Brockenhurst, Beaulieu, and Godshill?

New Forest

44. In which seaside town would you find Pleasure Beach?

Blackpool

45. Great Dozing is a village in England. True or false?

False – but there is a village called Great Snoring.

46. There is a village in Scotland called Lost. True or false?

True

47. Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, and Sark are collectively known as what?

The Channel Islands

48. Name the islands just off the coast of Cornwall.

Isles of Scilly

49. Westward Ho! is the name of the English village. True or false?

True

50. Which countries make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain?

England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland

UK Geography General Knowledge Round Answers

51. Which neolithic site is located near the city of Salisbury?

Stonehenge

52. On an ordnance survey what does PH stand for?

Public House (the pub!)

53. What is the oldest national park in the UK?

Peak District

54. What does AONB stand for?

Area of Natural Beauty

55. How many tube lines are there in London?

11

56. What is the most populous city in Scotland?

Glasgow

57. Which is the largest public park in the UK?

Windsor Great Park

58. Who designed the Clifton suspension bridge in Bristol?

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

59. Where would you find Britain’s only hot springs?

Bath

60. What Roman wall was built near the border of England and Scotland?

Hadrian’s Wall

UK Geography Multiple Choice Round Answers

61. What are ‘the Broads’ in Norfolk? a) Inland waterways b) Hills c) Canals d) Marshland

a) Inland waterways

62. What is the largest lake in the Lake District? a) Ullswater b) Buttermere c) Grasmere d) Windermere

d) Windermere

63. What are the Brecon Beacons? a) mountain range b) islands c) waterfalls d) lighthouses

a) mountain range

64. Where in England is the Black Country? a) Northumberland b) Yorkshire c) Midlands d) Cumbria

c) Midlands

65. What are the Fens, found in eastern England? a) river valley b) reclaimed marshland c) tin mine d) mountain range

b) reclaimed marshland

66. What are ‘The Needles’? a) lowland hills b) freshwater lakes c) row of chalk stacks d) coastal path

c) row of chalk stacks

67. The Humber estuary is located between which two counties? a) North Yorkshire and Lincolnshire b) East Riding and Lincolnshire c) North Yorkshire and Durham d) East Riding and South Yorkshire

b) East Riding and Lincolnshire

68. How many islands make up the Outer Hebrides? a) 25 b) 75 c) 120 d) 220

d) 220

69. What is the northernmost town in England? a) Berwick-upon-Tweed b) Carlisle c) Newcastle Upon Tyne d) Durham

a) Berwick-upon-Tweed

70. How deep is Britain’s deepest lake, Loch Morar? a) 500 ft b) 1000 ft c) 1500ft d) 2000ft

b) 1000ft

UK Geography Picture Rounds Answers

UK Natural Landmarks Picture Quiz Answers

There are 10 pictures below of natural landmarks in the UK. Can you name them all?

10 pictures of natural landmarks in the UK as part of the UK geography quiz.
UK Natural Landmarks Picture Quiz

1. Durdle Door, Dorset

2. Giant’s Causeway, Country Antrim

3. Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh

4. The Needles, Isle of Wight

5. Cheddar Gorge, Somerset

6. Devil’s Bridge, Worm’s Head, Swansea

7. Dark Hedges, County Antrim

8. Malham Cove, North Yorkshire

9. Fingal’s Cave, Isle of Staffa

10. Seven Sisters, East Sussex

UK Manmade Landmarks Picture Quiz Answers

Below are 10 pictures of manmade landmarks in the UK, can you name them?

10 pictures of manmade landmarks found in the UK as part of a UK geography picture quiz.
UK Manmade Landmarks Picture Quiz

1. The Shard, London

2. Brighton Pavillion, Brighton

3. Blackpool Tower, Blackpool

4. Glenfinnan Viaduct, Glenfinnan

5. The Kelpies, Falkirk

6. The Iron Bridge, Ironbridge

7. Portmeirion, Gwynedd

8. Glastonbury Tor, Glastonbury

9. Tower Bridge, London

10. Stonehenge, Salisbury

UK Castles and Cathedrals Picture Quiz Answers

Can you name the 10 castles and cathedrals found across the UK?

10 photos of castles and cathedrals located in the UK as part of the UK geography picture quiz.
UK Castles and Cathedrals Picture Quiz

1. Caernarfon Castle, Caernarfon

2. Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury

3. Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh

4. St. Paul’s Cathedral, London

5. Lindisfarne Castle, Holy Island

6. Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury

7. Bamburgh Castle, Bamburgh

8. York Minster, York

9. Warwick Castle, Warwick

10. Coventry Cathedral, Coventry

 

We hope you enjoyed this UK geography quiz with 100 questions and answers for you to test your knowledge on. We know that UK geography trivia can be fun and interesting so hopefully, you may have learned something along the way.


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