How well do you know the UK's best views - An HF Quiz

Kynance Cove, Cornwall
From the Highlands of Scotland to the Cornish coast, the UK is full of stunning views and astounding sights. But how well do you really know this beautiful country and its best spots? Take our quiz to see just how well you know Britain and identify where each great view is. If you're stuck and need a clue, simply click on the image to learn more. It's just-for-fun, so score yourself and see what sort of travel buff you are...
Question 1
Summit of Snowdon

Which peak would you be stood on to catch this incredible view laid out below you?

A) Ben Nevis
B) Scafell Pike
C) Snowdon
D) Skiddaw

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C) Snowdon

The view from the summit of Snowdon tyaking in Llyn Llydaw in Snowdonia National Park is hard-earned but stunning.

Question 2
Three Sisters Glen Coe

The best view is from the old road, above where the gorge narrows, but what are you?

A) Glen Coe
B) Lake District
C) Snowdonia
D) Northern Highlands

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A) Glen Coe

The ridges of Beinn Fhada, Gearr Aonach and Aonach Dubh are collectively known as the Three Sisters of Glen Coe.

Question 3
Buttermere Lake District National Park

Which Lake District mere lets you gaze on this tranquil scene?

A) Buttermere
B) Grasmere
C) Thirlmere
D) Windermere

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A) Buttermere

The Lake District is fullof stunning stretches of water but beautiful Buttermere - the lake by the dairy pastures - takes top spot.

Question 4
Brecon Beacons

The climb to the top of which mountains lets you look out over this dramatic landscape?

A) Cheviot Hills
B) Pennines
C) Shropshire Hills
D) Brecon Beacons

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D) Brecon Beacons

With mountains and moorland, standing stones and castles, lively waterfalls and vibrant communities, the Brecon Beacons National Park has masses to offer walkers.

Question 5
Salt Cellar Peak District

This gritstone rock formation known as the Salt Cellar stands overlooking which landscape?

A) Cotswolds
B) Peak District
C) Exmoor
D) Yorkshire Dales

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B) Peak District

The magnificent Salt Cellar Boulder stands on Derwent Edge, high above Ladybower Reservoir, part of the long ridge of stone known as the Chatsworth Grit on the eastern edge of the Peak District.

Question 6
Durdle Door

This natural limestone arch is instantly recogniseable, but where is it?

A) Cornsih coast
B) Dorset coast
C) Pembrokeshire coast
D) Isle of Wight

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B) Dorset coast

Durdle Door is one of Dorset's most photographed and iconic landmarks. It is part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, just down the coast from our house in West Lulworth!

Question 7
Swallow Falls, Snowdonia

These churning waterfalls in a picturesque wooded setting are in which national park?

A) Brecon Beacons
B) Lake District
C) Snowdonia
D) Yorkshire Dales

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C) Snowdonia

Swallow Falls is the highest continuous waterfall in Wales. The falls are set on the River Llugwy two miles west of Betws-y-Coed.

Question 8
Castlerigg Stone Circle

Which famous stone circle with the dramtic backdrop and bathed in beautiful light is this?

A) Avebury
B) Castlerigg
C) Ring of Brodgar
D) Callanish

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B) Castlerigg

Backed by the dramatic setting of Thirlmere Valley, Castlerigg is one of the earliest British stone circles. It also boasts the third highest English peak, Helvellyn, as its background.

Question 9
Bamburgh Castle

Which castle stands at the end of this moody coastal view?

A) Eilean Donan Castle
B) Dunstanburgh Castle
C) Bamburgh Castle
D) Lindisfarne Castle

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C) Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh Castle is one of Northumberland's most iconic buildings. Once home to the kings of ancient Northumbria the castle boasts a long and bloody history as well as a stunning setting.

Question 10
Glenfinnan Viaduct

Which is this impressive viaduct, dubbed the Harry Potter Viaduct for its starring role in the films?

A) Kielder Viaduct
B) Ribblehead Viaduct
C) Harringworth Viaduct
D) Glenfinnan Viaduct

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D) Glenfinnan Viaduct

The famous Glenfinnan viaduct carries the railway to Glenfinnan Station across a 1,000 ft span, 100 ft above the ground.

Question 11
Kynance Cove

Cornwall is awash with pretty coves but which gorgeous bay is this?

A) Portcurno Cove
B) Prussia Cove
C) Kynance Cove
D) Trevaunance Cove

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C) Kynance Cove

Kynance Cove is situated on the south-east coast of Cornwall, near the tip of the Lizard peninsula by Mullion Cove. A tidal beach, it is famous for its white sand, turquoise sea and rock stacks.

Question 12
Cheddar Gorge

Which spectacular natural landmark etched into the British countryside is this?

A) Derwent Gorge
B) Padley Gorge
C) Cheddar Gorge
D) Hell Gill

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C) Cheddar Gorge

Cheddar Gorge features Britain’s highest, inland limestone cliffs rising up 450ft as well as stunning stalactite caverns below that were created by Ice Age melt-waters over millions of years.

Question 13
Sycamore Gap Hadrain's Wall

On which national trail does this much photographed tree stand in a scenic spot?

A) The Ridgeway
B) Hadrian's Wall Path
C) Pennine Way
D) Yorkshire Wolds Way

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B) Hadrian's Wall

The Sycamore Gap features a sycamore tree standing next to Hadrian's Wall near Crag Lough in Northumberland. It is located in a dramatic dip in the landscape and is one of the most photographed trees in England!

Question 14
Ironbridge Shropshire

This span, the world's first iron bridge, was erected in 1779 but where is it?

A) Cotswolds
B) Yorkshire Dales
C) Cornwall
D) Shropshire

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D) Shropshire

The Iron Bridge is a cast iron arch bridge that crosses the River Severn in Shropshire.

Question 15
Sgwd yr Eira waterfall Brecon

Where would you be to catch this watery view? You can even walk behind the cascades...

A) Brecon Beacons
B) Lake District
C) Scottish Highlands
D) North York Moors

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A) Brecon Beacons

Sgwd yr Eira, meaning 'fall of snow' is one of several spectacular waterfalls found in the Mellte Valley in the Brecon Beacons.

Question 16
St Michael's Mount, Cornwall

Where would you be stood in order to be looking on this impressive view?

A) Northumberland
B) Pembrokeshire
C) Cornwall
D) Dorset

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C) Cornwall

St Michael's Mount is a tidal island in Mount's Bay in Cornwall, connected to the mainland by a causeway is crowned by a medieval church and castle.

Question 17
Chatsworth House

Which sumptuous country house would you be stood in front of to gaze on this view?

A) Chatsworth
B) Hardwick Hall
C) Longleat
D) Hatfield House

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A) Chatsworth

Chatsworth is a stately home in Derbyshire, renowned for the quality of its art, landscape and hospitality.

Question 18
Wheal Coates, Cornwall

Which of Cornwall's famous landmarks associated with tin mining is this?

A) Poldark Mine
B) East Pool Mine
C) Wheal Coates
D) Geevor

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C) Wheal Coates

Wheal Coates is a former tin mine situated on the north coast of Cornwall, on the cliff tops between Porthtowan and St Agnes and is perhaps Cornwall's most iconic engine house.

Question 19
Seven Sisters

Where would you catch this view stretching in to the distance above the sea?

A) Jurrasic Coast
B) Tennyson Downs
C) South Downs
D) North Devon

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C)  South Downs

The Seven Sisters are a series of chalk cliffs by the English Channel. They form part of the South Downs in East Sussex, between the towns of Seaford and Eastbourne.

Question 20
Limestone Paving Yorkshire

This haunting view looks out over which part of the English countryside?

A) Peak District
B) Exmoor
C) North York Moors
D) Yorkshire Dales

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D) Yorkshire Dales

The clints and grykes of the limestone pavement around Malham are a classic feature of the Yorkshire Dales countryside.

Question 21
Needles, Isle of Wight

These three chalk stacks jutting out of the sea can be spotted where?

A) Isle of Wight
B) Cornwall
C) North Devon
D) South Downs

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A) Isle of Wight

The Needles rise about 30m out of the sea off the western extremity of the Isle of Wight.

Score Yourself

So, how did you do? There are no prizes so, just for fun, score yourself...

1-4: Ah, that's not great! Brush up on your knowledge and have another go!

5 - 8: Could do better...hmmm, you've got lot's to learn about the UK's views and landscapes. Guess you should start planning a trip...

9 - 12: Not bad but there's room for improvement and there are lots more places to discover so keep on exploring!

13 - 17: That's great, well done! You know lots about the UK, time now to get to grips with the last few.

18 - 21: Excellent, what a result! Great knowledge, you clearly know your stuff and are a travel pro.