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Around The British Isles - Landmarks

This quiz addresses part of the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 for children aged 5 and 6 in years 1 and 2 in Geography. Specifically it looks at some of the important landmarks in the British Isles. It is one of 50 quizzes to help you understand the world around you.

It is good to know about the country you live in. It is also good to find out about other parts of the world. At school and at home you will have seen important landmarks. Landmarks are important buildings or things like mountains. They help you find out where you are. This quiz is all about some important landmarks around the British Isles.

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What sights will you see as you travel around the British Isles in this quiz?

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  1. On the north coast of Ireland there is a famous causeway. It is made of blocks of rock. What is it called?
    Look up Giant’s Causeway on the internet
  2. Sam’s family are going to see their cousin in Scotland. They are on a train. The train is going from Edinburgh to Aberdeen. What famous bridge does the train cross just north of Edinburgh?
    Have you seen a picture of the Forth Rail Bridge? What does it look like?
  3. In which English county is the Channel Tunnel?
    The Channel Tunnel starts near Folkestone in Kent
  4. Which famous lake in Scotland is meant to have a monster?
    Do you believe in the Loch Ness monster?
  5. In which city is Buckingham Palace?
    The Queen lives at Buckingham Palace
  6. Stone circles were built thousands of years ago. Which one of these is a famous stone circle in Wiltshire?
    Have you seen Stonehenge? What word describes it?
  7. The Romans built this wall across the north of what is now England. What is it called?
    Hadrian’s Wall runs from the Irish Sea to the North Sea
  8. What is Big Ben?
    Big Ben is the clock in the Houses of Parliament, in London
  9. The London Eye is a big wheel. Which river is right next to the London Eye?
    Have you been on the London Eye?
  10. Which is the highest mountain in the British Isles?
    Ben Nevis is in Scotland

Author: David Bland

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