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Midweek quiz: Britain from above

Britain From Above quiz

Think you know Britain? Pretty good at geography? A new BBC One programme on Sunday, Britain From Above, offers a new perspective. Using birds-eye photographs taken for the programme, the Magazine tests your knowledge of the country from above.

London at night

1.) Multiple Choice Question

It could be a scene from an exotic island. And it is. Where in the UK is this?

Where is this?
  1. Cumbria
  2. Scilly Isles
  3. East Yorkshire

2.) Multiple Choice Question

Recognise this shopping centre?

Which shopping centre is this?
  1. Bluewater in Kent
  2. Meadowhall in Sheffield
  3. Metro in Gateshead


Bluewater is one of the biggest shopping centres in the UK. On average each shopper walks 2.25 miles in a visit. Click NEXT to continue.

Bluewater shopping centre

3.) Multiple Choice Question

Every day, traffic reports are made from the skies. How long will the average road user spend stuck in traffic jams, in his or her lifetime?

The A13 near Barking
  1. Two months
  2. Six months
  3. Ten months

4.) Multiple Choice Question

Which motorway junction is this?

  1. Junction of M5 and M6
  2. London orbital M25
  3. M73 in Lanarkshire

5.) Multiple Choice Question

Which musical festival is this?

A music festival
  1. Womad
  2. Isle of Wight
  3. Glastonbury


Glastonbury is the biggest music festival in the UK and its scale is best appreciated fully from above. It attracts about 175,000 people, making it as populous as Sunderland. Click NEXT to continue.


6.) Multiple Choice Question

There's a football ground, a busy road interchange and lots of water. Which city is this?

A city
  1. Manchester
  2. Cardiff
  3. Leeds

7.) Multiple Choice Question

This beautiful turquoise lake looks like a picture postcard from the Whitsunday Islands. Where in the UK is it?

A lake
  1. Scilly Isles
  2. Derbyshire
  3. Cumbria

8.) Multiple Choice Question

How many square miles of UK countryside are used only for landfill?

Landfill site
  1. 13
  2. 61
  3. 109


This is Mucking Marshes, near Tilbury in Essex. The former gravel quarry covers hundreds of acres and is one of the largest landfills in Western Europe. It services the London area. Click NEXT to continue.

Mucking Marshes in Essex

9.) Multiple Choice Question

What is this?

What is this?
  1. Sewage works
  2. Salt production unit
  3. Chemical works

10.) Multiple Choice Question

Which viaduct is this?

A viaduct
  1. Leaderfoot, Scottish Borders
  2. Ribblehead, North Yorkshire
  3. Breydon, Norfolk


  1. It's the Solway coast in Cumbria.
  2. It's the Meadowhall. Click NEXT to see an aerial photo of Bluewater.
  3. It's six months. That's a lot of sitting.
  4. It's the M5 and M6 junction near Birmingham.
  5. It's Glastonbury. Click NEXT to see the full picture.
  6. It's Manchester. The football stadium on the left is Old Trafford.
  7. It's near Buxton in Derbyshire.
  8. It's 109. Click on NEXT to see the full picture.
  9. It's the largest sewage works in Europe, in Beckton, east London.
  10. It's the disused Leaderfoot railway viaduct, Scottish Borders.

Your Score

0 - 4 : Grounded

5 - 8 : Airborne

9 - 10 : Sky high

For a complete archive of past quizzes and our weekly news quiz, 7 days 7 questions, visit the Magazine page and scroll down. You can also do this quiz on your mobile device.


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