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British Places A-Z

Based on the clue and the starting letter, name these British cities, towns, and villages.
If multiple answers fit the clue, guess the more prominent one
Last updated: September 12, 2018
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Hint
City
A
Scotland's third biggest city
Aberdeen
B
Where Brummies live
Birmingham
C
Capital of Wales
Cardiff
D
Famous for white cliffs
Dover
E
Tony Blair's home town
Edinburgh
F
Town that "guards" the southwest
coast of Wales
Fishguard
G
Cathedral city on the river Severn
Gloucester
H
Where Harold met his end in 1066
Hastings
I
Capital of the Scottish highlands
Inverness
J
Town in Tyne and Wear
Jarrow
K
Full name of Hull
Kingston
upon Hull
L
Capital of England
London
M
City at the forefront of the
Industrial Revolution
Manchester
 
Hint
City
N
City upon the Tyne
Newcastle
O
Most likely place to find a Don
Oxford
P
Where Drake awaited the
Spanish Armada
Plymouth
Q
Home of Black Dyke Mills
Queensbury
R
Town that gave its name to a sport
Rugby
S
Shakespeare's home town
Stratford-
upon-Avon
T
Cathedral city in Cornwall
Truro
U
Town in West London
Uxbridge
V
Seaside resort on the Isle of Wight
Ventnor
W
Home of football's Wolves
Wolverhampton
X
 
 
Y
Famous walled city of
Northern England
York
Z
"Zealous" village in Wiltshire
Zeals
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level 73
Jul 18, 2013
Too British-Centric...
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level 59
Aug 6, 2013
Lol.
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level 35
May 10, 2014
It is a quiz about BRITISH cities
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level 68
Sep 14, 2017
yeh, right
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level 58
Mar 20, 2018
Woooosh
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level 51
Mar 11, 2019
What would you expect from a quiz on British places
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level 51
Mar 11, 2019
r/woosh
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level 59
Dec 10, 2013
18/25 isn't bad for a Yank.
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level 55
Mar 15, 2014
Not bad at all :)
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level 53
Oct 28, 2018
21/25 isn't too bad either.
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level 45
Dec 10, 2013
Not even that easy for Brits, good luck Yankees
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level 48
Dec 13, 2013
Scored 13. Yank that lived there for 5 years. I should have done better
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level 75
May 30, 2014
I'm a Yank who's never crossed the pond, and I was happy with 13.
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level 66
Jul 18, 2014
I got 12 and I've never been even close to "the pond." And I should've gotten 4 more. Much better than I expected. I'm not at all good with European geography (though UK is probably the part of Europe I do best). :D
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level 32
Dec 10, 2013
i got 12 and im english not good
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level 67
Dec 10, 2013
Didn't get Queensbury or Zeals.
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level 67
Nov 28, 2014
Same here!
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level 45
May 3, 2015
Nor me!
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level 75
Oct 29, 2018
I figured in England a town beginning with q had to have queen in it, then that was an easy jump to remembering the Marquess of Queensbury rules. (Only later did I discover I was thinking of Marquess of Queensberry, but spelling it wrong - thank goodness.)
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level 50
Jun 2, 2014
Jarrow is in County Durham. "Tyne and Wear" is just made up and has no geographical standing whatsoever.
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level 58
Oct 28, 2018
Tyne and Wear is a metropolitan county that was brought into being in 1974. Not sure why anyone felt the need to introduce more counties or move towns from one to another, but it does exist.
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level 71
Oct 28, 2018
Did. Abolished in 1986
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level 66
Oct 28, 2018
ChipOtley No the county council was abolished in 1986 but the county itself still exists and is recognised
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level 44
Jun 21, 2014
A very good quiz. I have one comment on the picture, however. It is probably supposed to be of Oxford (cf. the "city of dons" hint), but it shows the chapel of Peterhouse college in Cambridge. Could you perhaps change it, Quizmaster?
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level ∞
Jun 21, 2014
Nice catch. I changed the picture to one of Oxford.
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level 39
Apr 25, 2015
I looked up Zeals and it is a village with a population of nearly 600 . Who on earth would know it, except people who live in the local area?
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level 75
Jan 5, 2016
I never heard of it, but it was easy for me to guess from the clue. "Zealous, Zealot, Zealots, Zeal, Zeals - aha!"
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level 58
Oct 28, 2018
Anyone who travels regularly down the A303 to the west country would know it because you pass through it. But otherwise, I agree. However, Zed? or Zee as they say across the pond. It's a hard one to find a clue to fit.
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level 71
Oct 28, 2018
I live in Wiltshire and only got it by guessing! Was wondering why it wouldn't accept Zeal Monachorum until I realised it was in Devon!
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level 67
Jun 27, 2015
Now I now what it's like to be a non-american taking a USA geography quiz. I am humbled.
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level 59
Jul 17, 2015
Nice to do a UK based quiz after just seeing a vigorous debate about the quizzes here being too strongly based on the US. (Don't know if Jarrow is big enough to be called a town, though!)
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level 52
Oct 29, 2018
I would have thought Jarrow was pretty well known because of Bede and the Jarrow Crusade. But then I missed Fishguard and that's currently at the same percentage, so I guess not!
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level 71
Aug 29, 2015
Jesmond is also in Tyne and Wear.
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level 35
Nov 24, 2015
Too stinkin' hard!
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level 50
Oct 18, 2016
21/25
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level 59
Oct 31, 2016
Clue for Oxford should be 'The City of Dreaming Spires' (I'm from there ;) )
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level 65
Apr 19, 2017
I´ve done 13/25 and I´m not yank or brit.... not bad ah ?
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level 78
Oct 28, 2018
You must not be Canadian either, or you would have said, "Not bad, eh?" ;)
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level 43
Jun 30, 2017
Got all excpet Zeals. Never heard of it. Born and bread in Wiltshire.
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level 45
Aug 7, 2017
I got Queensbury by randomly typing it in because it's a district of London that I live near.
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level 38
Feb 5, 2018
The few that I missed were in the south, proud northerner here! c'mon 'u 'ull!! :D
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level 61
Feb 22, 2018
I was so disappointed that Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch wasn't the answer to the L question.
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level 73
Oct 28, 2018
Pretty tough even for a British geography geek, Ventnor? Fishguard? Not a clue
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level 67
Oct 28, 2018
Very good quiz. Now one purely for Scotland thank you.
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level 62
Oct 28, 2018
I tried Zeal Monachorum, and Zennor - never heard of a village just called Zeals! :D
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level 19
Oct 28, 2018
I'm from Gloucester. It's so small, im surprised it got a shoutout.
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level 32
Oct 28, 2018
I'm English and I got 5, one by accident!
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level 40
Oct 28, 2018
Only 18... I feel like a bad British citizen lol ;)
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level 43
Oct 29, 2018
I have no idea why I tried "Oldham" before "Oxford" for the O clue.
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level 28
Oct 29, 2018
Got 15 and I am British. Where should I hand in my passport?
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level 43
Oct 30, 2018
I've lived in wiltshire all my life and not heard of that Z place. Nice to have a quiz about British places for a change
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level 65
Jan 1, 2019
We do have universities other than Oxford. There are dons in (say) Cambridge too. If you ask me, Oxford's just overrated...
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level 61
Mar 11, 2019
I genuinely thought Jarrow would have the lowest percentage guessing it correctly, so was pleasantly surprised to see it wasn’t! (I’m from there!)
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level 75
Mar 11, 2019
You could find a Don Duck in Orlando