Name a Valid English City

For each category, name any valid English city which fits.
Answer must correspond to the yellow box
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Last updated: May 25, 2020
First submittedMarch 6, 2020
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Name an English city that:
Valid answers
Begins with P
Peterborough | Plymouth | Portsmouth | Preston
Ends in CHESTER
Chester | Chichester | Manchester | Winchester
Ends in S
Leeds | St Albans | Wells
Is ranked in the top 5 most dangerous cities to live
(2018 poll, Crime+Investigation)
Birmingham | Leicester | London | Manchester | Sheffield
Is in a county that borders Wales
Chester | Gloucester | Hereford
Is in a county that borders Scotland
Carlisle
Has a coastline
Brighton & Hove | Kingston-upon-Hull | Liverpool |
Plymouth | Portsmouth | Southampton | Sunderland
Has a population greater than 150,000 but has never
had a football club compete in the Premier League
Bristol | Canterbury | Chelmsford | Oxford |
Peterborough | Plymouth | Salford | Wakefield |
Westminster | York
Has hosted the Commonwealth Games
London | Manchester
Has a population of below 150,000 but does
not have a cathedral
Cambridge | Lancaster | Preston
Does not have a mainline railway station
Ripon | Wells
Is East of London
Cambridge | Canterbury | Chelmsford | Ely | Norwich
Has a population of below 20,000
City of London | Ripon | Truro | Wells
Is north of London, but south of Cambridge
Chelmsford | Gloucester | Hereford | Oxford |
St Albans | Worcester
Was granted city status post-1999
Brighton & Hove | Chelmsford | Preston
Has been a city since "time immemorial",
other than London
Canterbury | Durham | Exeter | Hereford |
Lichfield | Wells | Winchester | Worcester | York
On the River Severn
Gloucester | Worcester
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Level 45
Mar 16, 2020
Great idea for a quiz, thank you As a Cardiff City fan I hate to give Bristol city credit but they’ve been in the top division of English football
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Level 43
Mar 16, 2020
Thanks a lot mate! Yeah the top division they have, but the question referred to the Premier League.
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Level 74
Mar 31, 2020
Good quiz

You have an additional R in River SeRvern
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Level 87
Mar 31, 2020
good catch. i read right past that.
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Level ∞
Mar 31, 2020
Fixed the spelling.
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Level 28
Mar 31, 2020
Good quiz, thank you - but the very Welsh Bangor has crept in as one of the answers
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Level ∞
Mar 31, 2020
My mistake. I added that question. Now fixed.
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Level 69
Mar 31, 2020
The estuary of the River Severn flows several miles to the west of Bristol and doesn't pass through the city boundary at any point. Bristol actually sits on the River Avon (and the smaller Frome). Looking at the answers they are all officially English cities apart from Shrewsbury (which is a town), and Bangor, which is in Wales. Good quiz though!
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Level ∞
Mar 31, 2020
Fixed, thanks!
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Level 76
Mar 31, 2020
Has a population of below 150,000 but does not have a cathedral Shouldn't that say "and" not "but?" What is remarkable about smaller cities not having cathedrals?
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Level ∞
Mar 31, 2020
Presumably, it would be rare for a smaller settlement to be named a city unless it had a cathedral.
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Level 69
Apr 3, 2020
Yep this is right. The only reason Truro, Ripon and Wells are cities (despite their tiny populations) is because they've got cathedrals.
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Level 48
Mar 31, 2020
Nice quiz! Could you also have 'Bath' for cities under 150,000 population without a cathedral (it has an abbey)? And also Bath for 'a city since time immemorial'? It's got the Roman Baths at least :)
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Level ∞
Mar 31, 2020
@LCstfc01 can you weigh in on the Cathedral question? The Abbey has been the seat of a bishop in the past, which is why I think it was excluded.

According to Wikipedia, Bath has only been an official city since 1090, but obviously the settlement goes back to Roman times.

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Level 76
Apr 1, 2020
Apparently CoE is quite strict with the usage of cathedral, like Catholics. Cathedral is only a seat of a diocese, so Bath Abbey (actually parish church) is only a former i.e. not current cathedral. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_former_cathedrals_in_Great_Britain
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Level ∞
Apr 1, 2020
Okay, Bath has been removed.
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Level 65
Apr 1, 2020
My 14 year old got 100%. I thought he did very Wells.
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Level 61
Apr 1, 2020
Lancaster has a Cathedral
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Level ∞
Apr 1, 2020
This has been added, thanks.
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Level 35
Apr 1, 2020
good quiz couldn't get one damn
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Level 76
Apr 1, 2020
Ugh. Started off so well. 7 of the first 9. Then crashed & burned. Knowledge of Premier League clubs was not particularly useful down the stretch here. Gloucester Albion and Canterbury United would've been helpful. :-(
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Level 62
Apr 1, 2020
City of London has less than 20,000 people...? Surprised to say the least. Perhaps I’m not entirely sure what City of London is.
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Level 69
Apr 3, 2020
Yeah City of London refers only to a small part of London, basically the historic and banking part (I think).
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Level 74
Apr 3, 2020
Correct - literally the square mile, containing St Paul's, amongst others
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Level 53
Apr 1, 2020
Growing up in Wells definitely helped with this
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Level 71
Apr 6, 2020
Slough.
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Level 43
Apr 8, 2020
Slough is a town
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Level 66
Apr 11, 2020
There is not english city called "London"! And I doubt that the "City of London" is one of the most dangerous cities to live and that the Commonwealth Games have been hosted by/in the "City of London". Both is rather true for the habitated "suburbs" of the cities of London and Westminster.
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Level 45
Apr 19, 2020
I tried typing Scarborough for city with a coastline so many times but I guess it's a town huh ^^
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Level 43
Apr 19, 2020
Yeah Scarborough is a town unfortunately
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Level 39
May 2, 2020
Does Bristol not have a coastline?
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Level 43
May 2, 2020
I wasn't sure about Bristol. Obviously the Bristol county has a coastline but I wasn't sure if the actual city of Bristol fell on the coast.