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British Rivers Quiz and Answers


  1. Flowing for about 120 miles, can you name Scotland's longest river?
  2. Both the Queensway and Kingsway tunnels run under which river?
  3. At 220 miles long, what is the longest river in Great Britain?
  4. What is the alternative name for the River Thames as it runs though Oxford?

  5. Which river, the tenth-longest river in the United Kingdom, is navigable from Northampton to The Wash?
  6. Which river is the third-longest in the United Kingdom?
  7. The source of the Thames is a group of springs in which county?
  8. Glasgow is located on the banks of which river?
  9. Which river in south west England forms most of the border between Cornwall and Devon?
  10. Which river flows entirely in the county of Suffolk, from Ipswich to Felixstowe?
  11. Which river, the fourth-longest in the UK, forms part of the border between England and Wales?
  12. Which river starts in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and flows through Preston, before emptying into the Irish Sea between Southport and Lytham St. Annes?
  13. Which river, 97 miles long, crosses the border between England and Scotland?
  14. Can you name the main river flowing through Cambridge?
  15. Which river flows through both Merthyr Tydfil and Pontypridd, and underneath the M4 Motorway?
  16. Which city has three water courses flowing through it: the River Tame, River Cole, and River Rea?
  17. The Water of Leith is the main river flowing near which city?
  18. Which river, the second longest and fastest-flowing river in Scotland, is important for whisky production?
  19. Which river in Derbyshire is 50 miles long and joins the River Trent south of Derby?
  20. Middlesbrough is located on the southern bank of which river?
  21. Author Virginia Woolf committed suicide in 1941 by drowning herself in which river at Lewes, East Sussex?


  1. River Tay
  2. River Mersey
  3. River Severn
  4. Isis
  5. River Nene
  6. Trent
  7. Gloucestershire
  8. River Clyde
  9. The Tamar
  10. River Orwell
  11. The River Wye
  12. River Ribble
  13. River Tweed
  14. The River Cam
  15. River Taff
  16. Birmingham
  17. Edinburgh
  18. River Spey
  19. Derwent
  20. River Tees
  21. River Ouse