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Ultimate County Towns Of England Quiz!

So you think you know about the county towns of England? Well it’s time to put that to the test! Let’s go!

Beano Quiz Team
Last Updated:  January 10th 2023

There are 48 counties in England, and each one has its own ‘capital’ of sorts! Some of them are big, some of them are small but only true geographers will be able to get all of these questions right! Let’s have a go and see how well you can do! Atlases at the ready!


Maidstone is the county town of Kent, but which famous footballer is from there?


What is the county town of Gloucestershire (also famous for cheese)?


Where is this famous building?


What county town name is also the verb for what we do when we enjoy a book?


Cardiff is a county town, but in which country is Cardiff?


Jorvik was the viking name for which city?


Truro is a county town in Cornwall - but what do you call someone from Truro?


Where is this famous bridge?


Lincoln is the home of which aesthetic?


Which town does the river Exe flow through?

Result: Oh dear

Uh oh! You could probably do with doing a little bit more research on some of the places that we’ve mentioned here - but don’t worry! Just because you’ve not done quite as well as you’d have liked, there is always space to improve, so why not have another go and see if you can do better?

Result: not bad

Nice! Now we’re getting somewhere! You’ve got a very impressive knowledge of these towns but we think that you can do even better?! Why not have another go and see if you can climb the ladder of knowledge just a bit further?

Result: high score

Awesome! Who’d have thought it?! You did! These aren’t simply questions but you’ve really shown everyone that you’ve got what it takes to learn cool stuff and then show off about it! You’ve so nearly scored full marks on this quiz, so why not have another try and see if you can get 100%? The glory of County Towns is within your reach! Grab it!

Result: full marks

Incredible! Is there anything you don’t know! You’ve shown some really great knowledge and understanding of English geography! We’re very impressed, and you should be too! Soak it up, you geographic genius! This is what glory and fame feels like! When you’re done gloating over your brilliant score, why not have a look at some of the other quizzes and facts we’ve got on the Beano site?!