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  1. The county of Somerset has two cities, name both?
  2. Which Somerset hill, approaching 1 in 4 in places, is the steepest A-road in the United Kingdom?

  3. Can you name Somerset's largest seaside town?
  4. Cheddar Gorge is a limestone gorge in which range of hills?
  5. Which battle, fought on 6 July 1685, took place near Bridgwater, and was the last battle of the Monmouth Rebellion?
  6. As of 2018, which Somerset football club is in League Two of the English football league system?
  7. The legend of King Arthur is linked to which Somerset town?
  8. Which area of hilly open moorland in west Somerset and north Devon has given its name to a National Park?
  9. Which village less than 3 miles from Wells, is dominated by its caves tourist attraction?
  10. Name the 175-foot-high triangular obelisk located on a point of the Blackdown Hills?
  11. Which large commercial airport is located at Lulsgate Bottom in North Somerset?
  12. What did William Herschel observe on 13 March 1781 from the garden of his house at New King Street in Bath?
  13. What was founded by dairy farmer Michael Eavis in 1970?
  14. Traditionally, what dialect term was used to refer to what was otherwise called "rough", a harsh cider made from unselected apples?
  15. Who was born in Weston-super-Mare in October 1939, just over 10 miles from Cheddar and with a father originally named Reginald Cheese?
  16. Which poet's ashes were buried in East Coker's village church on Easter Sunday in 1965?
  17. The opening of a Butlins holiday camp in 1962 has brought thousands of visitors to which town?
  18. Which river runs along Somerset's traditional border with Gloucestershire?
  19. What name is given to the masterpiece of Georgian architecture in Bath designed by the architect John Wood, the Elder, and completed in 1768?

  20. Where in Somerset was designated England's first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1956?
  21. What name is given to the coastal plain and wetland area running south from the Mendips to the Blackdown Hills?
  22. Which bun associated with Bath, made with a yeast dough including cream and eggs, is named after a young female bakery worker?
  23. Which politician became Member of Parliament for North East Somerset in the 2010 general election?
  24. What is Somerset's county town?
  25. Name the large open space in the centre of Bath, part of which is leased to Bath Rugby during the rugby season?


  1. Bath and Wells (Wells is England's smallest city)
  2. Porlock Hill
  3. Weston-super-Mare
  4. The Mendip Hills
  5. The Battle of Sedgmoor
  6. Yeovil Town
  7. Glastonbury
  8. Exmoor
  9. Wokey Hole
  10. The Wellington Monument
  11. Bristol Airport
  12. Uranus (he discovered the planet)
  13. The Glastonbury Festival
  14. Scrumpy

  15. John Cleese
  16. T S Eliot
  17. Minehead
  18. River Avon
  19. The Circus
  20. The Quantock Hills
  21. The Somerset Levels
  22. A Sally Lunn bun
  23. Jacob Rees-Mogg
  24. Taunton
  25. The Recreation Ground (or, the Rec)

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