How well do you know these British landmarks?

How well do you know these British landmarks?


Geography may not be everyone's strong point but you would think when quizzed on a list of Great British landmarks, you'd probably expect the country's residents do pretty well.

Not so. Even world famous places like Stonehenge and Loch Ness leave many Brits baffled when it comes to pinpointing their whereabouts on a map.

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Rental company Holiday Cottages recently decided to test people's knowledge and found that up to half of us got some of the answers very wrong.

An amazing 52 per cent of people couldn't place the Yorkshire Dales on a map - and only 56 per cent of people managed to correctly guess the location of York Minster.

Just over half of those who took part correctly located Loch Lomond and the Trossachs... but amazingly only 75 per cent of people managed to pin point the location of Edinburgh Castle... in Edinburgh!

Do you think you're knowledge of UK geography is pretty good? Put it to the test and have a go at our quiz below, and let us know how you got on in the comments below.




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London Royal Parks Bike Tour – bookable on TripAdvisor for £22 per person

Take a four-hour guided ride through Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park and St. James' Park. Cruise past landmarks including the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. Along the way, learn about London’s rich history and contemporary culture from an expert local guide.

Tower of London and Thames River Sightseeing Cruise – bookable on TripAdvisor for £41 per person

Enjoy two classic London experiences with this combined Thames River cruise and Tower of London ticket. Visit the infamous Tower of London and explore the grounds, towers and Crown Jewels exhibition independently, followed by a leisurely sightseeing cruise on the Thames.

Tower of London and Tower Bridge Walking Tour​ – bookable on TripAdvisor for £79 per person

Take a three-hour walking tour of historic London, experiencing the official opening ceremony of the Tower of London and take a peek at the Crown Jewels, then tour the legendary White Tower and hear tales of torture and execution. Finally, head to the Tower Bridge Exhibition, where you can learn about the 120-year-old bridge from a professional guide with panoramic views over London.

Edinburgh Historical Walking Tour Including Skip the Line Entry to Edinburgh Castle – bookable on TripAdvisor for £29 per person

A two-hour walking tour with skip-the-line access to Edinburgh Castle with a guide who will share the history of the city.

Inside the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey Tour– bookable on TripAdvisor for £110 per person

A four-hour tour of Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. See the Coronation Chair, 900-year-old College Garden, Poets’ Corner and more. Enjoy a 1.5-hour tour of the Houses and Parliament and learn about British politics from an expert guide.

Stonehenge and Bath Day – bookable on TripAdvisor for £42 per person

Combine two of England’s most-visited UNESCO World Heritage sites on a full-day tour of Stonehenge and Bath. Visit iconic Stonehenge and learn all about the mysterious stone circle with an audio guide, then journey to historic Bath, where the tour includes entrance to the grand Roman Baths and time to explore the city’s shops and teahouses.

Walking Tour Including Fast Track Westminster Abbey Visit – bookable on TripAdvisor for £65 per person

On this 2.5-hour Westminster Abbey and Changing of the Guard walking tour, get fast-track admission to Westminster Abbey, see the Coronation Chair, see the College Garden and hear about the abbey’s long history from an expert guide. In addition, watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony outside Horse Guards Parade.

The Royal Yacht Britannia – bookable on TripAdvisor for £15 per person

Visit the Royal Yacht Britannia and get a glimpse of life for the Royal Family aboard the famous ship. The Royal Yacht Britannia was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family for over 40 years, sailing over 1,000,000 miles around the world.

River Cruise and Open Top City Sightseeing Bus Tour – bookable on TripAdvisor for £16 per person

On this river cruise and open top hop-on hop-off bus tour, see all Liverpool’s iconic waterfront and city sights, cruise by the UNESCO World Heritage-site waterside, including the Albert Dock and Liver Building, hear about Liverpool’s history from the onboard boat and bus commentary and see top Liverpool attractions including the Cavern Club.

Buckingham Palace Tour Including Changing of the Guard Ceremony – bookable on TripAdvisor for £56 per person

On this 2.5-hour Buckingham Palace tour including the Changing of the Guard ceremony, be led by a guide through St James’s Park and watch the famous Changing of the Guard. Explore the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace and learn about Queen Elizabeth II and the British Royal Family.

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