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Counties - English Counties 2
In which county is the Lake District?

Counties - English Counties 2

There are different uses for the word 'county'. These quizzes are about the 48 geographic counties of England - sometimes known as the ceremonial counties.

How well do you know the English counties - here is your chance to find out!

1.
What is the name of this geographic county?
Berkshire
Oxfordshire
Worcestershire
Wiltshire
  • Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge born at Reading
  • Dulux Paints manufactured in Slough
  • High-tech industries based in Bracknell
  • World headquarters of Vodafone at Newbury
  • Traditional cheese made at Riseley and Barkham
  • Ricky Gervais born in Reading
  • Ascot Racecourse
  • Windsor Racecourse
  • Greenham Common
  • Windsor Castle
2.
What is the name of this geographic county?
Suffolk
Surrey
Essex
Cornwall
  • Highest point at 484 feet is near Langley
  • Contains part of Epping Forest
  • Contains London Stansted Airport
  • Electronic companies at Harlow
  • Garrison town of Colchester
  • Production of bank notes at Loughton
  • Basildon and Harlow were built after WW2
  • Lakeside Shopping Centre at Thurrock
  • Royal Corinthian Yacht Club at Burnham-on-Crouch
  • Audley End House in Saffron Walden
3.
What is the name of this geographic county?
Berkshire
Northumberland
Devon
Cornwall
  • Has only one border with another county
  • Has only one city
  • The largest town is St Austell
  • Tin and copper mining were important
  • Mines are now a World Heritage Site
  • Home to the Eden Project
  • China clay extraction at St Austell
  • 'Best UK Holiday Region' in 2010
  • Courts of Justice are in Truro
  • Famous surfing at Newquay and Bude
4.
What is the name of this geographic county?
Hampshire
Leicestershire
Rutland
Lancashire
  • Europe's largest outdoor covered market
  • National Space Centre in the county city
  • Home of the Quorn Hunt
  • Highest point is Bardon Hill – 912 feet
  • Symbol of the county cricket club is the fox
  • 'Great Paul' bell was made in Loughborough
  • New National Forest around Coalville area
  • County hall in Glenfield
  • Dunelm Mill at Syston
  • Belvoir Castle near Grantham
5.
What is the name of this geographic county?
Northumberland
Gloucestershire
Tyne and Wear
Isle of Wight
  • "Angel of the North" near the A1
  • Locals called Geordies
  • Contains part of Hadrian's Wall
  • Metro centre at Gateshead
  • Bede's World at Jarrow
  • Daniel Defoe lived in Hillgate
  • Stephenson's Rocket was built in Newcastle
  • The first public demonstration of a light bulb was in Newcastle
  • First church in Britain to have stained glass windows was Monkwearmouth
6.
What is the name of this geographic county?
Shropshire
Staffordshire
Durham
Hertfordshire
  • Contains part of the Peak District National Park
  • The Pennine Way goes through the County
  • Highest village in Britain is Flash
  • Highest point is Cheeks Hill
  • Area of natural beauty is Cannock Chase
  • Keele University in Newcastle-under-Lyme
  • In 2009 Anglo-Saxon gold was found near Lichfield
  • Largest city is Stoke-on-Trent
  • Alton Towers at Alton
  • Football club founded in 1863 at Stoke
  • Only synagogue is in Newcastle-under-Lyme
7.
What is the name of this geographic county?
Leicestershire
Dorset
West Yorkshire
Rutland
  • Smallest English county
  • Only county in England that doesn't have a McDonalds
  • Only two towns – Oakham and Uppingham
  • County motto translates as 'Much in Little'
  • Residents known as Raddlemen
  • Contains the UK's largest man made lake
  • Breeding site for ospreys
  • Stephen Fry was expelled from Uppingham School
  • Cement quarry at Ketton
  • Prison at Stocken
8.
What is the name of this geographic county?
Lincolnshire
East Riding of Yorkshire
Suffolk
West Yorkshire
  • Economy is mainly based on agriculture
  • Admin. Headquarters at Beverley
  • University at Hull
  • Heritage coast at Flamborough Head
  • Natural gas terminal at Easington
  • Market towns at Driffield, Goole and Pocklington
  • Contains Beverley Racecourse
  • Yacht club at Bridlington
  • Flying and Gliding at Eddsfield Airfield
  • Suburban villages at Cottingham and Willerby
9.
What is the name of this geographic county?
Shropshire
Somerset
Dorset
Essex
  • No cities
  • 3 large ports – Poole, Weymouth and Portland
  • Poole is one of the largest natural harbours in the world
  • Experimental new town near Dorchester
  • Thomas Hardy born at Higher Bockhampton
  • Airport at Hurn
  • Popular tourist towns of Lyme Regis and Swanage
  • Seaside resorts of Bournemouth and Weymouth
  • Swannery at Abbotsbury
  • One of the most expensive places to live in Europe is Sandbanks near Poole
10.
What is the name of this geographic county?
Buckinghamshire
Tyne and Wear
Northumberland
Kent
  • Admin HQ at Morpeth
  • More castles than any other county
  • Contains some of the Cheviot Hills
  • County flower is the Bloody Cranesbill
  • Collieries and coal mines were at Ellington and Ashington
  • Bobby and Jack Charlton born at Ashington
  • 'Capability' Brown (landscape designer) born at Kirkharle
  • George Stephenson (engineer) born at Wylam
  • Grace Darling (Victorian heroine) born at Bamburgh
  • Tidal island at Lindisfarne

 

Author:  Colin King

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