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Top 15 Longest Rivers in the UK

Can you name the fifteen longest rivers in the United Kingdom? To make it easier, we give you the name of the most populous city or town that it passes through.
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First submittedJune 26, 2016
Last updatedJune 26, 2016
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Length
Largest city or town
River
354 km
Bristol
River Severn
346 km
London
River Thames
297 km
Nottingham
River Trent
230 km
Milton Keynes
River Great Ouse
215 km
Hereford
River Wye
208 km
York
River Ure /
River Ouse
188 km
Dundee
River Tay
176 km
Glasgow
River Clyde
Length
Largest city or town
River
172 km
Aviemore
River Spey
161 km
Northampton
River Nene
159 km
Coleraine
River Bann /
Lough Neagh
155 km
Galashiels
River Tweed
154 km
Rugby
River Avon
145 km
Carlisle
River Eden
140 km
Aberdeen
River Dee
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level 55
Sep 19, 2016
Although the Severn doesn't 'pass through' Bristol, the city council authority borders the Severn at Avonmouth, so I'll allow it
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level 66
Sep 2, 2019
... but Bristol is still definitely not the largest city on the Severn.
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level 74
Oct 4, 2016
Bristol is on the Avon, one of several Avons.
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level 66
Oct 4, 2016
This bugged me so badly
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level 79
Oct 4, 2016
My strategy didn't work very well....I figured I'd try the rivers that have a city name "on" or "upon" them. I guess Tyne, Kent, and Hull aren't long enough. I also tried Cam from Cambridge, but it didn't make the cut either!
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level 66
Oct 4, 2016
I thought the Mersey would be on here (having the whole county of Merseyside named after it) but it must be shorter than I thought.
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level 66
Oct 4, 2016
The biggest city on the Severn is actually Gloucester. It passes near Bristol but not through it - the Avon and Frome do though. If you want to have a guess at more British rivers you might like to try http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/33982/rivers-of-great-britain
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level 44
Jun 30, 2019
That’s my home Town.
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level 51
Jul 17, 2018
I found the towns/cities less than helpful! especially MK
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level 76
Jan 23, 2019
I found some of them helpful, like Northampton. I wouldn't have tried the Nene if that hadn't been there.
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level 45
Jun 2, 2019
Bristol is still on there for the Severn, which does not pass through Bristol. Bristol is on the Avon! The Severn passes through Gloucester!
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level 66
Aug 12, 2019
I agree. I'm currently in Bristol and can definitely say that the River Severn does not go through this city. The largest city on the Severn is still Gloucester. Also, why not include the distances in miles? It is a UK quiz after all and that's still the normal method for measuring distances here.