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Quiz I

  1. What is the largest settlement and county town of Cumbria?
  2. Can you name the largest Roman archaeological feature in Britain?
  3. Which village did William Wordsworth call "the loveliest spot that man hath ever found"?
  4. Which mountain in Cumbria is the highest point in England?

  5. Arthur Jefferson, who became better known as Stan Laurel, was born in which market town in 1890?
  6. What is the name of the famous horse fair that is held each year in early June?
  7. Which firth forms part of the border between England and Scotland, between Cumbria and Dumfries and Galloway?
  8. Which ancient market town gets its name from being at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent?
  9. Which national park was established in 1951 and designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017?
  10. Which writer and broadcaster was born and lived his early life in the town of Wigton?


  1. Carlisle
  2. Hadrian's Wall (it runs a total of 73 miles)
  3. Grasmere
  4. Scafell Pike (978 m)
  5. Ulverston
  6. Appleby Horse Fair
  7. The Solway Firth
  8. Cockermouth
  9. The Lake District National Park
  10. Melvyn Bragg

Cumbria Quiz II

  1. Mildred Gale is buried in St Nicholas Church, Whitehaven - who was her famous grandson?
  2. William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey were principle members of which group of early nineteenth century poets?
  3. The county of Cumbria was created in 1974 through an amalgamation of which two administrative counties?
  4. Which town has the second largest urban area in Cumbria after Carlisle?
  5. What sort of museum opened in 1981 in Keswick?
  6. What were the Windscale Piles on the northwest coast, which were shut down after a fire in 1957?
  7. For a few months in 1567, who was imprisoned in the Warden's Tower within Carlisle castle?
  8. Which lake is the largest natural lake in England?
  9. What sort of archeological site is located on the western side of the Hardknott Pass in Cumbria?
  10. Which motorway runs through Cumbria?


  1. George Washington
  2. The Lake Poets
  3. Cumberland and Westmorland
  4. Barrow (Barrow-in-Furness)
  5. Pencil museum
  6. Nuclear reactors
  7. Mary, Queen of Scots
  8. Windermere
  9. A Roman Fort (Hardknott Roman Fort)
  10. M6

Cumbria Quiz III

  1. '' is the website of which Bowness-on-Windermere family visitor attraction?
  2. There are up to 50 in the Lake District and Cumbria region, with the best examples being Castlerigg, Swinside and Long Meg - what are they?
  3. Which former Catholic monastery dates back to 1123 and was once the second-wealthiest and most powerful Cistercian monastery in England?
  4. Which local football club was replaced in the Football League by Wimbledon F.C. in 1977?
  5. Which chain of British kitchenware stores is still based where it was founded in Windermere?
  6. In the 20th century which body of water became the scene of many attempts to break the world water speed record?
  7. Which well known dessert was developed by Francis Coulson and Robert Lee at the Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel in the Lake District, in the 1970s?
  8. Name the second largest lake in the Lake District? (It's about nine miles long.)
  9. Which world championships take place in Egremont each year?
  10. In the Lake District there is actually only one body of water that can be classified as a true lake, can you name it?
  11. Which Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is on the border between Lancashire and Cumbria, adjoining Morecambe Bay?
  12. Which forward-thinking Victorian polymath lived in Cumbria for nearly thirty years until his death in 1900?


  1. The World of Beatrix Potter
  2. Stone circles
  3. Furness Abbey
  4. Workington A.F.C.
  5. Lakeland
  6. Coniston Water
  7. Sticky toffee pudding
  8. Ullswater
  9. The World Gurning Championship
  10. Bassenthwaite Lake
  11. Arnside and Silverdale
  12. John Ruskin