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Quiz: How well do you know Devon?

From Grade II-listed viaducts to one of Britain’s oldest national parks, there’s more to Devon than beautiful beaches and villages – although it has those too. Put your knowledge of the county to the test

Clovelly, Devon (Shutterstock)

1. Why is High Willhays Tor in Dartmoor National Park significant?

It’s the start of the Dart River

It’s the end of the Teign River

It’s the park’s highest point

It’s the site of the park’s visitor centre

2. Underground Passages is a medieval system of pipes designed to transport drinking water. If you wanted to tour the passages, where would you visit?

Exmouth

Exeter

Plymouth

Paignton

3. What is the name of the labyrinth of Stone Age caves inside the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark, which is on the outskirts of Torquay?

Kents Cavern

Clinnicks Cavern

Carnglaze Caverns

Wookey Hole

4. Devon is home to a model village with 400 UK landmarks, stately homes and houses in miniature. Where is it?

Buckfastleigh

Belstone

Broadwoodwidger

Babbacombe

5. A disused railway track forms part of a 290km bike and walking trail that loops in a figure of eight from Barnstaple. What’s its name?

Taw Bridge Train

Barle Valley Circuit

Westward Ho Way

Tarka Trail

6. Where is the Royal Albert Memorial Museum?

Exmouth

Plymouth

Exeter

Paignton

7. How long is Exmouth Beach’s promenade?

1.6km

3.2km

4.5km

6.4km

8. The National Trust property Coleton Fishacre was built in 1925 as a family home for Lady Dorothy and Rupert D’Oyly Carte, who owned which London hotel?

Savoy

The Ritz London

Claridge’s

Brown’s Hotel London

9. This coastal village has a working forge, restored mill and old bakery. Where is it?

Dawlish

Paignton

Budleigh Salterton

Branscombe

10. Derriton Viaduct opened in 1898 to transport a train over the River Deer. Which town is it closest to?

Hopworthy

Holsworthy

Hollacombe

Holemoor

11. What’s the name of this beautiful village?

Welcombe

Westwood Ho

Clovelly

Appledore

12. Lundy Island is named after the Norse word for a breed of wildlife it attracts. What’s the breed?

Puffins

Seals

Sika deer

Bottlenose dolphins

13. Which author lived at Greenway, a Georgian house on the River Dart?

John Betjeman

Thomas Hardy

Sylvia Townsend

Agatha Christie

14. Where in Devon does the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the Jurassic Coast – which reveals geological records from 265 million years ago – begin?

Orcombe Point

Old Harry Rocks

Swanage

Purbeck

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