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Around The Coast of Britain, Part 1
"A journey around the coast of Britain: The coastline of Britain is surprisingly long and has many fascinating places to visit. This tour will take in just some of the sights you can see on, or near, the coast."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
In the far north east of England you will find the second largest inhabited castle in the land. Where are we?
As we travel southwards from the far north east of England, we bypass the cities of Newcastle, Sunderland and Middlesborough to arrive at the relatively small seaside town of Whitby. It is has two very famous 'sons', one real one fictional. Who are they?
James Watt and Mr Bumble
Robert Clive and Frankenstein
Captain Cook and Dracula
Captain Cook and Dr Jeykyll
This part of the east coast is designated as a Heritage Coast. We are at Flamborough Head, a seven mile long spit of land near Filey, in Yorkshire. There are two lighthouses located on the Head. When was the later one constructed?
Travelling down the east coast we cross the Humber estuary and enter Lincolnshire. At the southern end of the county is a large, roughly square, body of water. It has an association with an old King of England. Can you name the King?
Norfolk is known for many things, including the Broads, Norfolk Lavender and Norwich with its Cathedral and Castle. It also has a seaside town that is unique in the UK in that it is the only east coast resort that faces west. Can you name the town?
Following the coasts of Norfolk and Suffolk southwards, we come to a small town in Essex that has had a long association with the sea. It was once a Royal Naval base, and, at one time, the only safe anchorage between the Thames and the Humber. There is still a ferry port with routes to both Holland and Denmark. Where have we arrived?
In the far south east of England there is a low lying area covering approximately 100 square miles. Its name is Rodney Marsh.
We are on the south coast of England. Our journey takes us past the ancient town of Rye and one of the original Cinque Ports, Hastings. Just past Eastbourne is an area of outstanding natural beauty that includes Beachy Head. There is also a range of chalk cliffs. What is the name of this range cliffs?
The White Cliffs
Continuing our trip westward along the south coast, we come to Britain's second smallest county, The Isle of Wight. Which of the listed facts is NOT true?
It has the second highest tide on the planet
The Roman name was Vectis
Queen Victoria died there
It holds a major annual rock festival
As we continue our journey westward along England's southern coast, we enter the beautiful county of Dorset. We have arrived on England's 'Jurassic Coast'. Just to the south of Weymouth is s small spit of land that is connected by a narrow causeway. At the southern tip of this isle is a lighthouse. Which lighthouse are we standing by?
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