3 mins

Quiz: How well do you know England’s counties?

Call yourself a UK expert? From Cumbria to Cambridgeshire, North Yorkshire to Norfolk – see how well you really know England’s counties and their historic flags…

Clovelly in Devon, England, UK (Shutterstock)

Many of us love to travel around England, and might even think we know it all about the UK as a whole. But when it comes to the extremely niche knowledge of England’s counties, it’s time to ask: do you know as much as you think you do?

P.S. This quiz is based on the 48 ceremonial counties of England, as opposed to the 39 historic counties, unless we state otherwise in the question. Good luck!

1. Of England’s 48 ceremonial counties, how many do you think are ‘shires’?

14

19

25

34

2. In which county would you find the picturesque village of Clovelly?

Cornwall

Devon

Dorset

Hampshire

3. Which county does this flag belong to?

Kent

Cambridgeshire

Oxfordshire

Berkshire

4. England’s smallest county is technically City of London. But do you know the smallest historic county?

Wiltshire

Tyne & Wear

Berkshire

Rutland

5. Which English counties share a border with Scotland?

Northumberland and Cumbria

Cumbria and Tyne & Wear

Northumberland and Tyne & Wear

Northumberland and East Riding of Yorkshire

6. Which county does this flag belong to?

Isle of Wight

Hampshire

Somerset

Bedfordshire

7. In which county would you find the city of Liverpool?

Merseyside

South Yorkshire

Cheshire

Nottinghamshire

8. In which county would you find the coastal town of Cromer?

Cornwall

Essex

Norfolk

Kent

9. Which historic county does this flag belong to?

Yorkshire

Oxfordshire

Lancashire

Hertfordshire

10. Which of these English counties is NOT landlocked?

Worcestershire

Lincolnshire

Staffordshire

Northamptonshire

11. Which of these English counties does NOT share a border with Wales?

Shropshire

Gloucestershire

West Midlands

Herefordshire

12. Which county does this flag belong to?

Devon

Warwickshire

Surrey

Nice try! You’ve made it up

13. The Peak District reaches into five counties. Which of the below ISN'T one of them?

Derbyshire

Cheshire

Greater Manchester

Leicestershire

14. How many counties called 'Sussex' are there?

Just East

Just West

East and West

East, North and West

15. Which county does this flag belong to?

Wiltshire

Buckinghamshire

Bedfordshire

Hampshire

16. Finally, in which county would you find the Cheviot Hills?

Northumberland

Suffolk

North Yorkshire

Somerset

Related Articles