300 UK Trivia Questions and Answers

Let’s talk kingdoms! You’ve just thought of  Buckingham Palace and Queen Elizabeth? Well,  how about you receive our virtual hi-fives because we are about to talk about the United Kingdom.

The United Kingdom is an island nation in northwestern Europe made up of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. It is home to great people, cities, and heroes to mention the least. Did you know that  England is the birthplace of Shakespeare, yes the famous English writer, and it is also home to The Beatles, the University of Oxford, and the University of Cambridge among so many other remarkable places?

I mean, if the United Kingdom was a girl, it would definitely be one of the prettiest and actually make it to the cover of Vogue magazine.

UK Facts Trivia Questions and Answers

Have you visited the United Kingdom? If not, is it on your bucket list? Which specific places are your dream destinations? In general, how much do you know about it? Its rich history, traditions, culture, and people?

From food, history, music, sports, politics, to geography and famous people, these quiz questions will test how deep your waters run as far as the United Kingdom is concerned.

We understand that time spent with our loved ones is forever golden, why not gather them and try answering these questions? We promise it’ll be fun! Oh! A trip to the U.K. will definitely be the highlight of all the knowledge you’ll gain from this trivia quiz.

1. What is the national animal of England?



2. What is the highest mountain in Great Britain?

Ben Nevis


3. What is the name of England’s Saint Patron?



4. Catatonia is a famous band from Wales, but who is their lead singer?

Cerys Matthews


5. What is the largest lake in the UK?

Lough Neagh, Northern Ireland


6. Which colors are on the English flag?

Red and white


7. What is the most common street name in Great Britain?

High Street


8. What is the longest canal in the UK?

The Grand Union Canal


9. What is the population of England?

56 million


10. Which village in Wales shares its name with a term meaning to ‘say something indistinctly and quietly’?



11. In which British country can you find the fastest zipline in the world?



12. How many land borders does England have?



13.  Which is the only village in England with a name ending with an exclamation mark?

Westward Ho!


14. What is the capital of Wales?



15. What city was the capital of England before London?



16. The River Severn is the longest river in Britain at 354 km, but which is the second-longest?

River Thames at 246 km long


17. What is the smallest city in the UK?

St David’s, Wales


18. Who is the current monarch of England?

Queen Elizabeth II


19. Which famous jazz club has the address 47 Frith Street, London?

Ronnie Scott’s


20. What is the smallest county in England?

City of London


21. When is England’s national day?

Saint George’s Day. 23rd of April


22. In which county would you find the White Cliffs of Dover?



23. What is the highest mountain in Wales?

Mount Snowdon


24. Which anthem is used when England is represented at sporting events?

God save the Queen


25. Who was the first monarch to use Buckingham Palace as their official residence?

Queen Victoria


26. What is the name of the estuary located between Cardiff and Bristol?

Severn Estuary


27. How many administrative counties are there in England?



28. 8 Ball, Easy Peeler, and Clockwork Tangerine are all types of British what?

Craft beer


29. How tall is Mam Tor, Peak District?

517 metres


30. Which English artist sang “Shape of you” and “Perfect”?

Ed Sheeran


31. What is the national flower of Wales?



32. How tall is Pen-Y-Fan, Brecon Beacons?

886 metres


33. Where were the Beatles from?



34. What is the capital city of Scotland?



35. Which Yorkshire town is associated with Dracula?



36. In which country was Freddie Mercury born?



37. Which metal shares its name with a famous London theatre?



38. In which seaside town can you find the North Bay and South Bay beaches?



39. Which English singer was born in Brixton, London, and died in 2016?

David Bowie


40. Which mountain range is often described as the ‘backbone of England’?

The Pennines


41. Which national park in England is the oldest in Britain?

Peak District


42. What’s the name of Ginger Spice?

Geri Halliwell


43. What’s Danny Dyer’s daughter called?

Dani Dyer


44. In which county is Manchester?



45. What is Elton John’s real name?

Reginald Kenneth Dwight


46. Who is Abbey Clancy married to?

Peter Crouch


47. What is the southernmost county in the UK?



48. Who’s Coldplay’s lead singer?

Chris Martin


49. Natalie Cassidy played which character on which soap?

Sonia, EastEnders

50. What is the second-largest city in Northern Ireland?



51. In which English city were Liam and Noel Gallagher born?



52. How many wives has Rod Stewart had?



53. In which Scottish lake can you find Nessie?

Loch Ness


54. In which county is Glastonbury?



55. Paul O’Grady used to be known as?

Lily Savage


56. What is the largest freshwater lake in Northern Ireland?

Lough Neagh


57. In which city does BoomTown festival take place?



58. Which Loose Woman has a son called Rex?

Stacey Solomon


59. In which national park can you find Loch Lomond?

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland


60. In which country was J.R.R. Tolkien (author of the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings) born?


61. Which English celebrity made her TV debut on Blind Date?

Amanda Holden


62. What is the name of the lake in Malham, Yorkshire Dales?

Malham Tarn


63. Who’s famous English author wrote Oliver Twist?

Charles Dickens


64. Name Adele’s albums.

19, 21 and 25


65. What is the second largest lake in the Lake District?

Ullswater Lake


66. In which city was Shakespeare born?



67. Who played Ali G and Borat?

Sacha Baron Cohen


68. Which artificial lake submerged the village of Llanwddyn?

Lake Vyrnwy


69. Which famous English female author is buried in Winchester cathedral?

Jane Austen


70. Who played Harry, Ron, and Hermione?

Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson


71. In which national park can you find Llyn y Fan Fach?

Brecon Beacons


72. What was the pen name of the English novelist and critic Eric Arthur Blair?

George Orwell


73. Which English celebrity has been on the cover of Vogue over 300 times?

Kate Moss


74. In which national park can you find Ladybower Reservoir?

Peak District


75. Which English book series is known as the best-selling book series in history?

Harry Potter


76. Which super-cool English DCI John is also a DJ, playing at festivals and clubs all over the world?

Idris Elba


77. Which lake was built for rowing and financed by Eton College?

Dorney Lake


78. What is the largest artificial lake in the UK (bonus point for the county)?

Kielder Water, Northumberland


79. Where does Sherlock Holmes live?

221B Baker Street, London


80. Which English actor is better known as Captain Jean-Luc Picard?

Patrick Stewart


81. How many national parks are there in the UK?



82. In which city was Charles Darwin born?



83. Who played one of the most famous characters to come out of England, with a TV show shown in over 200 counties, perhaps most famous for having a turkey on his head?


84. What is the highest point in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park?

Ben More (1174 metres)


85. In which city was the first free library of Britain?



86. Who played the mum who stole our hearts in Love Actually, when she received a Janis Joplin CD instead of a necklace?

Emma Thompson


87. Which national park can you find in Hampshire?

New Forest


88. In which English city is  Europe’s largest library located?



89. Which English actress doesn’t actually live with her husband Tim Burton, but lives in adjoining houses?

Helena Bonham Carter


90. What is the most northerly National park in the UK?

The Cairngorms


91. Where are the Harry Potter Studios located?

Watford, London


92. Which English actor is the youngest to play the part of Dr Who?

Matt Smith


93. In which national park can you find the most ancient monuments?



94. Who presents Task Master on Channel 4?

Greg Davies and Alex Home


95. Who wore a Nazi uniform to a party?

Prince Harry


96. What is the most populated national park in the UK?

South Downs


97. What is the UK version of “Dance with the stars”?

Strictly come dancing


98. Who paddleboarded naked, with it allll out?


99. What is the most visited National Park in the UK?

Lake District

100. In which English city is “Peaky Blinders” set?


101. Who is Taylor Swift said to be singing about in ‘Style‘ (“You got that James Dean daydream look in your eye…”)

Harry Styles


102. In which national park can you find Stalham and Wroxham?



103. Which English show is the world’s longest-running television soap opera?

Coronation Street


104. Which English celebrity tweeted that London was no longer an ‘English city?’

John Cleese


105. How many national parks are there in Wales?



106. Which TV show features entrepreneurs pitching their business ideas for investment?


107. Which singer apparently wrote a song about Ellie Goulding cheating on him? (“We were staying on the same ** hotel floor”)

Ed Sheeran


108. Which river flows through London?

River Thames


109. Which English actor is known as Mark Darcy in Bridget Jones?

Colin Firth


110. Which controversial celebrity was born Katrina Amy Alexandria Alexis?

Katie Price


111. What is the longest river in Great Britain?

River Severn


112. Which English actor portrayed James Bond in Casino Royale?

Daniel Craig


113. Which famous actor recently attempted to become Mayor of London?

Laurence Fox


114. Which river flows through Newcastle?

River Tyne


115. Which king does Colin Firth play in the King’s Speech?

George VI


116. Which member of S Club 7 joined in with Jade Goody in the racist attack on Shilpa Shetty?

Jo O’Meara


117. Which river flows through Bristol?

River Avon


118. Which English actress plays in both Harry Potter and Downton Abbey?

Maggie Smith


119. Which English celebrity ‘fainted’ on I’m a Celebrity to get out of the bushtucker trials?

Gillian McKeith


120. Which river flows through Edinburgh?

Water of Leith


121. Who was England’s Prime Minister in 2000?

Tony Blair


122.  Mischa Barton was born in England. True or False?



123. In which countries can you find the River Wye?

England and Wales


124. Which is the oldest university in England?

University of Oxford


125. Gillian Anderson fled England for the USA in 1980 after seeing a UFO over the Chiltern Hills. True or False?



126. What is the longest river located only in England?

River Thames


127. Who is the UK’s longest-serving monarch?

Queen Elizabeth II


128. Meghan Markle visited England as a teenager and went to Buckingham Palace. True or False?



129. Which river flows through York?

River Ouse


130. In which year did the Great Fire of London take place?



131. Jerry Springer was born in England. True or False?



132. Which group of islands lies southwest of Cornwall?

Isles of Scilly


133. In 1940-41, London was bombed. How is this event called?

The Blitz


134. Keira Knightley emigrated because she couldn’t stand the English obsession with tea. True or False?



135. Which company operates the ferry to go to the Isle of Wight?



136. In which abbey was Queen Elizabeth II coronated?

Westminster Abbey


137. James Cordon is liked more in the USA than in England. True or False?



138. What is the name of the archipelago where you can find the site of Skara Brae?



139. When and where did Princess Diana die?

1997 in Paris


140. Despite playing his ‘English gentleman’ roles, Colin Firth is actually American. True or False?



141. What is the largest Channel Island between England and France?



142. Which house was represented by a red rose during the Wars of the Roses?

The house of Lancaster


143. Thandie Newton’s name has been spelled wrong after all this time after it was spelled wrong in the credits of her first movie and stuck. True or False?

True, it’s Thandiwe Newton


144. Of which island is Douglas the capital?

Isle of Man


145. When was the Brexit Referendum?

23rd June 2016


146. Kate Winslet and Daniel Craig went to school together. True or False?



147. On which island can you find Quiraing?

Isle of Skye


148. Who was Henry VIII’s first wife?

Catherine of Aragon


149. What does the HP stand for in HP sauce?

Houses of Parliament

150. What is the name of the cave owned by the National Trust for Scotland on the island of Staffa?

Fingal’s Cave

151. In which city was the soft drink Vimto invented?



152. Which breakfast item is proudly made in Burton on Trent?



153. On which island can you find the town of Tobermory?

Isle of Mull


154. What type of beans are baked beans?

Navy Beans


155. ‘Like Tea used to be’ refers to which tea?

Yorkshire Tea


156. What is the southernmost of the Inner Hebrides islands?



157.  What meat is used in a cottage pie?



158. What is a smoked herring also known as?



159. Dave Gahan is the lead singer with which band that got its name from a French fashion magazine?

Depeche Mode


160. What are the 3 main ingredients of an Eton Mess?

Strawberry, Meringue and Cream


161. What type of animal forms the basis of a kedgeree, be precise?



162. What is the name of the Northern Ireland band that released their debut single “Suspect Device” on their own label Rigid Digits?

Stiff Little Fingers


163. Which English dessert is made of banana, toffee, and cream?



164. What caused the holes in crumpets?

Bubbles in fermentation


165.  Which rock band from Manchester, England released songs such as “Wonderwall”, “Cigarettes and Alcohol” and “Champagne Supernova”?



166. What type of cheese is the Stilton?

Blue cheese


167. When it comes to breakfast, what are soldiers?


168. Ringo Starr was the drummer in this group before leaving to join The Beatles. Who were they?

Rory Storm and The Hurricanes


169. What are “bangers”?



170. Which is healthier, a croissant or an English muffin?

English muffin


171. Which band released a song with these lyrics? “In touch with the ground, I’m on the hunt I’m after you Smell like I sound, I’m lost in a crowd…”

Duran Duran


172. What is the British equivalent of Vegemite?



173. I’m stuffed with beef, turnips, potatoes, and onions, and was first served in south
England, what am I?

Cornish pasty


174. Cliff Richard, known as the “Peter Pan of Pop” in the UK, had his first hit in 1958. It is probably one of his few real rock numbers. What was it called?

Move it


175. What type of pastry is used in a Beef Wellington?

Puff pastry


176. I’m found in Devon and people often argue about which is spread on me first, what
am I?



177. “Tell Laura I Love Her” was a US top ten hit for Ray Peterson in 1960. Who recorded a cover version which reached number one in the UK in September 1960?

Ricky Valance


178. Which Indian dish was invented in the UK?

Chicken Tikka Massala


179. I have a thin layer of fat, and am kinda a big deal in Melton Mowbray, what am I?

Pork pie


180.  Billy Fury had numerous UK chart entries but never had a number one hit. Which of his hits reached the highest position at number two?



181. What are the 2 football clubs in Manchester?

Manchester United and Manchester City


182. I’m a bit like a pasty, but I have a savoury filling at one end, and sweet at the other,
what am I?

Bedfordshire Clanger pastry


183. As a traditional ballad, the lyrics of “All Through the Night” were translated from the native language of a particular part of Britain. Which was that?



184. What is the largest stadium in England?


185. I’m a delicacy, found in Colchester, and the Romans loved me, what am I?



186. In 60th place on the chart is “Voodoo Child” by The Jimi Hendrix Experience. Jimi Hendrix was born in Seattle, USA. Where did he die?

London, UK


187. When did Wimbledon (tennis tournament) start?



188. I famously appeared on Wallace and Gromit, what am I?

Wensleydale cheese


189. What was The Beatles first UK number one?

From Me To You


190. In which year did England win the football World Cup?



191. I’m made from bread, cheese, beer, and pickles, and served as a lunch, what am I?

Ploughman’s Lunch


192. Which Britpop band featured the former girlfriend of Brett Anderson?



193. Which countries compete in the Six Nations tournament?

England, Wales, Scotland, France, Italy and Ireland


194. Fortnum and Mason claim to have invented me in 1738, I’m round, I divide the nation,
what am I?

Scotch egg


195. Which punk band performed the songs “White Riot”, “Clampdown” and “Guns of Brixton”?

The Clash


196. Which former football player is married to a Spice Girl?

David Beckham


197. What meat is used in a Shepherd’s Pie?



198. Where in Wigan could you find Wigan Casino?

Station Road


199. Who was the England manager in charge when England won the World Cup?

Alf Ramsey

200. Which day do English people traditionally eat fish and chips?



201. ‘In the Year 2525’ was a huge hit in the UK and in America for whom?

Zager and Evans


202. How many times has England hosted the Olympics?

3 times (1908, 1948 and 2012)


203. What is beef wrapped in pate and pastry, and usually served with potatoes and veg

Beef wellington


204. With which Smiths song did Sandie Shaw score a hit in 1984?

Hand in Glove


205. How many players are there in a cricket team?



206. Do you use yeast in Yorkshire Pudding?



207. After a brief spell in prison, this singer helped to found Black Sabbath. His outrageous antics both on and off stage led to a split with the band. Who is he?

John “Ozzy” Osbourne


208. How many times did England win the Rugby World Cup?

Once. In 2003


209. I’m made of potatoes and cabbage, and usually made from leftovers, what am I?

Bubble and squeak


210. Which band released ‘Blue Monday’ in 1983, which quickly became the UK’s biggest-selling 12-inch record of all time?

New Order


211. Who is the head of state of the UK?

The Monarch, currently Queen Elizabeth II


212. Which vegetable was first known as ‘Italian asparagus’?



213. Who had hits in the 90s with ‘Sit Down’, Sound’ and ‘She’s a Star’?



214. When did Margaret Thatcher serve as Prime Minister?

1979 to 1990


215. What does BISTO stand for?

Browns Instantly, Seasons and Thickens in One


216. Which UK singer did The Cardigans collaborate with on their hit single ‘Burning Down the House’?


217. Where is the residence of the Prime Minister?

10 Downing Street, London


218. Which county is most famed for its hotpot?



219. “Young Parisians”, “Car Trouble” and “Deutscher Girls”. Which band had hits with these songs?

Adam and the Ants


220. Who was the Prime Minister when the Brexit Referendum was held?

David Cameron


221. What is a panackelty?

A casserole dish consisting of corned beef and root vegetables slow baked over a low heat


222. Who had a UK hit called ‘Time (Clock of The Heart)’ in 1982?

Culture Club


223. How many referendums were held in the whole of the United Kingdom?



224. What type of food does the UK spend £4.7 BILLION on a year?

Ready meals


225. Which group’s hits included “Tobacco Road” and “Google Eye”?

The Nashville Teens


226. Who was London’s Mayor in 2020?

Sadiq Khan


227. What’s it called when you put meringue with cream and strawberries and coulis?

Eton Mess


228. Who sang, ‘Don’t need to be on somebody’s arm to look good.’?

Natasha Beddingfield – ‘Single’


229. How many members of parliaments are there in the House of Commons?



230. You can buy lemon Angel Delight, true or false?



231. Who is the main organizer of the Glastonbury Festival, and the owner of the farm on which it is held?

Michael Eavis


232. How often are general elections held?

Every 5 years


233. ‘Colin’ is synonymous with which supermarket?



234. The Gentle Waves is one of several offshoots or spin-offs of what original band?

Belle and Sebastian


235. Which British prime minister declared war on Germany in 1939?

Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain


236. Battenberg cake is traditional which two colors?

Yellow and pink


237. Whose blues band has featured guitarists like Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Mick Taylor, and Jack Bruce?

John Mayall


238. How many years did Churchill serve as Prime Minister?

9 years


239. Name five ingredients in trifle?

Sponge cake or fingers, cream, fruit, sherry, strawberries, custard


240. Who recorded “Pappas Got A Brand New PigBag” in the 1980s?



241. Which actor played Harry Potter?

Daniel Radcliffe


242. I sound like an STI, what am I?

Spotted dick


243. Who sings ‘What I Go To School For’?



244. Where was Emma Watson born?

Paris, France


245. What’s the English word for when you have loads of ice cream, fruit and sauce in a
tall glass?

Knickerbocker Glory


246. Mikey Craig, Roy Hay, Jon Moss, and George O’Dowd comprised which group?

Culture Club


247. When did Prince Harry and Meghan Markle get married?



248. Who is England’s most capped football player?

Peter Shilton


249. Complete this lyric to give you the title of this hit from 1961. ‘If you think his lips can kiss you better than my lips can kiss you’…

Run to Him

250. Which actor played in both Twilight and Harry Potter?

Hugh Laurie

251. When was the Calcutta Cup first played between England and Scotland?



252. Who had a hit in 1963 with ‘Don’t you think it’s time’?

Mike Berry and The Outlaws


253. Which British actor played Doctor House?

Robert Pattinson


254. How many grand slams has Andy Murray won?



255. Which label was able to boast both The Primitives and My Bloody Valentine on their roster at one point?



256. What event did Jessica Ennis-Hill win gold at the London 2012 Olympics?



257. Which British Group had their first UK top ten hit with ‘For Your Love’?

The Yardbirds


258. Who is Britain’s most decorated Olympian?

Bradley Wiggins


259. The lead singer with ‘X-Ray Spex’ was?

Poly Styrene


260. Who is England’s all-time top run scorer?

Alistair Cook


261. ‘An empty street, an empty house, a hole inside my heart. I’m all alone, rooms are getting smaller.’ Who sang this song?



262. Who was the first person to run under the four-minute mile?


263. Who sang ‘Right here, Right now?

Jesus Jones


264. How many players make up the Ryder Cup?



265. Who was Desmond Dekker’s backing group?



266. Where is the World Darts Championship famously held every year?

Alexandra Palace


267. Who is the late 80’s and early 90’s pop icon that is affectionately known as king monkey?

Ian Brown


268. Who is the Premier League’s all-time top scorer?

Alan Shearer


269. Who were the Stereophonics supposed to support on tour?



270. Who is Wales’s most capped rugby player?

Alun Wyn Jones with 143 caps


271. Where is the superclub CREAM based?



272. Which England footballer was famously never given a yellow card?

Gary Lineker


273. What producer connects The Stone Roses and Joy Division?

Martin Hamnett


274. What was the final score when England beat Australia in the rugby world cup final in 2003?



275. The Kinks hail from what lofty part of North London?

Muswell Hill


276. In what year were the Commonwealth Games first held?



277. “Human”, “Mirror Man” and “Don’t You Want Me” were among the singles released by this group that originated from Sheffield.

The Human League


278. Who is the top scorer for the England Women’s national football team?

Kelly Smith


279. Poly Styrene was the lead singer of which visionary English punk rock band?

X-Ray Spex


280. Which WWE superstar did Tyson Fury wrestle in 2019?

Braun Strowman


281. Which rock band from Leeds, England have released songs such as “High Five, Swan Dive, Nose Dive”, “Hot Squash” and “V.E.N.O.M”?

Pulled Apart by Horses


282. Before Andy Murray, who was the last British tennis player to win a men’s singles Grand Slam tournament?

Fred Perry


283. Kingsize Taylor led a group with the same name as a game that you would have found in a UK pub at the time. What were they called?

The Dominoes


284. Who are currently the reigning champions of the Rugby League in England?

St Helens


285. The Who’s famous album “Live At Leeds” was recorded at which venue?

Leeds University

286. Who was the first Brit to win the Tour de France?

Bradley Wiggins


287. Not much more than a one-hit-wonder this singer is best remembered as “Bobby’s Girl”. Who is she?

Susan Maughan


288. The Grand National, held at Aintree, is raced over what distance?

4 miles and 2½ furlongs


289. Lulu is another singer who started very young. At the age of 15 years she had her first hit “Shout” in 1964. What was the name of her backing group on this recording?

The Luvvers


290. Who is the current head coach of the Scotland rugby team?

Gregor Townsend


291. What fast instrumental was a UK number one hit for B. Bumble and The Stingers in May 1962?

Nut Rocker


292. Who has won the most Sport’s Personality of the Year Awards?

Andy Murray


293. Craig Douglas had these four consecutive number nine UK chart hits in the early ’60’s. Which one of them was the last of the four and his last top ten hit?

Our Favourite Melodies


294. At 59 in the chart, which Elvis Presley single from 1960 shares the melody of an Italian standard “Oh Sole Mio”?

It’s Now Or Never


295. The first ‘All-Nighter’ started at what time?



296. What pirate radio station began transmitting on 16th December 1964 from the MV Galaxy?

Radio London


297. ‘Je T’aime Moi Non Plus’ was a raunchy hit for whom?

Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg


298. Which Britpop band introduced us to Danny, Gaz and Mick?



299. ‘Tell Laura I Love Her’ was a tearjerker, it hit the top spot in 1960 for which artist?

Ricky Valance


300. Which Brit-pop band performed the songs “Charmless Man”, “The Universal” and “Tender”?













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