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Quiz About British Towns

Town Questions

  1. Can you name the northernmost town on the British mainland?
  2. Which town is the largest town in Shropshire, and one of the fastest-growing towns in the UK? (hint: it was named after a Scottish civil engineer)
  3. Three towns have the prefix 'Royal' in front of them, can you name all three?
  4. Diss is a market town in which English county?

  5. Which town is known as the "Home of the British Army", a connection which led to its quick growth from a village to a Victorian town?
  6. Which town is the main town of North Devon?
  7. D. H. Lawrence, in Lady Chatterley's Lover, described which town as "that once romantic now utterly disheartening colliery town"?
  8. Can you name the largest town of Orkney?
  9. Which town's unofficial coat of arms shows a crocus within the walls of a castle?
  10. Which prefix put before a German town's name means it’s a Spa Town?
  11. Which town was described by Sir John Betjeman as "probably the loveliest town in England" and was once the only UK town with three Michelin-starred restaurants?
  12. Name the largest town in North Wales which is also home to the oldest international football ground in the world still in use?
  13. It gave its name to duffel coats and bags, but in which European country is the town Duffel?
  14. The third-largest town in the Northern Territory of Australia was known as Stuart until 1933, what is this town named now?
  15. Workington and Whitehaven are in which English county?
  16. Name Britain's oldest recorded town; it dates from the 5th century?
  17. Which Scottish market town is nicknamed Queen of the South?
  18. Which seaside town on the north coast of Kent is famous for its 'Native Oysters'?
  19. Which town is the northernmost town in England?
  20. Tenby is a walled seaside town in which Welsh county?
  21. Which Derbyshire town famous for its mineral water is also the highest market town in England?
  22. Leighton Buzzard is a town in which English county?
  23. Which large market town in Greater Manchester gets its name from an Old English word meaning castle, and is associated with the traditional local dish, black pudding?
  24. Which large spa town on the edge of the Cotswolds is home to the GCHQ?
  25. In which Cornish seaside town did a branch of the Tate Gallery open in 1993?
  26. Which town in Cheshire, 14 miles south-west of Manchester, was named after King Canute?
  27. In 1929, George V spent several months recuperating from a serious illness in which seaside resort, and as a result renamed it?
  28. Which town, located on the eastern shore of Loch Linnhe, is the second largest settlement in the Highland council area?
  29. Scunthorpe is an industrial town in which English county?
  30. Which town, renowned for its mild climate, has the nickname the English Riviera?
  31. Which town is the largest town in the county of Cheshire?
  32. Which Norfolk town has the motto "Gem of the Norfolk Coast" highlighted on its road signs?
  33. Blandford Forum is a market town in which English county?


  1. Thurso
  2. Telford
  3. Royal Leamington Spa, Royal Tunbridge Wells, and Royal Wootton Bassett
  4. Norfolk
  5. Aldershot
  6. Barnstaple
  7. Mansfield
  8. Kirkwall
  9. Saffron Walden
  10. Bad
  11. Ludlow
  12. Wrexham
  13. Belgium
  14. Alice Springs
  15. Cumbria
  16. Colchester
  17. Dumfries
  18. Whitstable
  19. Berwick-upon-Tweed
  20. Pembrokeshire
  21. Buxton
  22. Bedfordshire
  23. Bury
  24. Cheltenham
  25. St Ives
  26. Knutsford
  27. Bognor Regis
  28. Fort William
  29. Lincolnshire
  30. Torquay
  31. Warrington

  32. Cromer
  33. Dorset (note: the Latin word Forum means market)