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  1. Which Italian-style village on the North Wales coast was designed in the 20th century by architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis?
  2. Which village in the far north of Scotland takes its name from a 15th-century Dutchman who ran a ferry from the Scottish mainland to Orkney?
  3. The small village of Hambledon in Hampshire is best known for the birth of which sport?
  4. Which fictional village is located 3 miles from the village of Robblesfield?
  5. Which harbour village in North Devon charges an entrance fee to enter and is known for its steep pedestrianised cobbled main street?

  6. As one of the prettiest villages in the UK, which village is often referred to as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’?
  7. In 1920, Crosse & Blackwell made a successful bid to acquire a factory site in which Staffordshire village which they promised to turn into the best and largest food preserving plant in the UK? (Hint: Take a guess, we all know the name!?)
  8. What is well-known as being near the village of Crathie?
  9. Llanfairpwllgwyngyll is a large village on which island?
  10. Which small Yorkshire coastal village and tourist attraction is located 6 miles south of Whitby?
  11. Which small village in Hampshire is home to the British National Motor Museum?
  12. Mousehole is a village in which English county?
  13. Which capital city began as the village of Edo?
  14. The Archers is set in which fictional village in the fictional county of Borsetshire?
  15. Following the old coaching route from London to Edinburgh what historically was the first village in Scotland?
  16. Name the Victorian model village named after Sir Titus Salt near Bradford in West Yorkshire?
  17. Poet William Wordsworth lived in which village in Cumbria for 14 years and called it "the loveliest spot that man hath ever found."?
  18. Which North Wales village called the 'Gateway To Snowdonia' is a centre for outdoor activities and is where the River Conwy meets its three tributaries?
  19. The picturesque village of Turville, near High Wycombe, in the Chiltern Hills provides the backdrop for which fictional TV village?
  20. Village People is a well-known American disco group. The group's name actually refers to what village?
  21. Which 1960 science fiction horror film was adapted from the 1957 novel The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham?
  22. Which country's name comes from the Huron-Iroquois word meaning "village" or "settlement"?


  1. Portmeirion
  2. John o' Groats
  3. Cricket (Known as the 'Cradle of Cricket'. Formed circa 1750, Hambledon was England's leading cricket club until the formation of the MCC.)
  4. Emmerdale
  5. Clovelly
  6. Bourton-on-the-Water
  7. Branston
  8. Balmoral Castle (a residence in Scotland, owned by Queen Elizabeth II)
  9. Anglesey
  10. Robin Hood's Bay
  11. Beaulieu
  12. Cornwall
  13. Tokyo
  14. Ambridge
  15. Gretna Green
  16. Saltaire
  17. Grasmere
  18. Betws-y-Coed
  19. Dibley (The Vicar of Dibley)
  20. Greenwich Village (in Manhattan)
  21. Village of the Damned
  22. Canada (from the North American Indian word "kanata" meaning "village")

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