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Just for fun: A Lake District quiz

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and visiting the Lake District

The Lake District, and Cumbria as a whole, are currently under Tier 4 restrictions. For guidance and official advice on visiting the Lake District in the coming weeks and months, please take a look at the websites of the Lake District National Park Authority and Cumbria Tourism.

Occasionally I come across an image in my photo library and think, ‘that would make a good picture for a quiz! I wonder how many people would know where it was taken…’.

So following this line of thought, here are 12 photos I’ve taken on my gem-hunting travels, some of which have appeared on the blog already, but not all (just to test how much attention you’ve been paying!). How many places can you correctly identify?! You can find the answers at the bottom of the page…

And now for the answers…

(no peeking before you’ve finished though!)

The Stagshaw Garden is a natural woodland garden owned by the National Trust, and looks at its best in spring when its collections of azaleas, rhododendrons and camellias are in bloom. You can read more about the Stagshaw Garden in a post I wrote earlier this year.

You can read more about my visit to the viewing station and the Café in the Courtyard, and the many great options for getting there (walk, boat, ferry), in my post about Claife Viewing Station.

English Heritage’s Brougham Castle, near Penrith, is well worth a visit. I love the way you can climb up to the third floor of the Keep via spiral stairways and explore the stone passages, looking to the views below – find out more about Brougham Castle…

The Lingholm Kitchen and Walled Garden is one of the newest places to visit in the Lake District, opening in the summer of 2016. It looked great when I visited, and I’d highly recommend the food there – take a look in my post written shortly after the Lingholm Kitchen opened.

Even if you can’t make it to an open day, if you’re at all interested in gardens and plants you should make the time to visit this particular nursery. Its outdoor ‘rooms’ seem to go on forever – take a look at what I mean in my post about Larch Cottage...

Visit my blog post about Brantwood and its gardens, which I visited on one of the hottest days this summer!

I’m always amazed by how few people have heard of this garden, so it’s a true ‘hidden gem’ – you can see the spectacular range of planting on show here in my post about Holehird Gardens.

I think you can really appreciate Coniston best from Coniston Water itself – you can read more in my post about Steam Yacht Gondola from earlier this summer…

The Grot is just one of several ‘hidden gems’ to be found in the grounds of Rydal Hall.

So how did you do? Did I make it too easy or too difficult? Let me know in the comments below!


Mont Blanc, Haute-Savoie

Explored by Lee from The Travel Scribes

More than just the name of the luxury pen company, Mont Blanc is one of the most recognizable landmarks in France, and probably one of the most famous mountains in the world.

It’s the highest mountain in the Alps (and in Europe west of Russia), rising 4,808 metres above sea level.

Its name translates as ‘White Mountain’, because it’s always snowy up top, with the summit covered in a permanent layer of ice and snow.

The mountain offers more than just incredible beauty: it’s a place for keen hikers and skiers to spend some time outdoors. Actually about 20, 000 people climb it’s slopes each year! If you’re not a keen hiker, don’t worry. You can just take the cable car up the top, which gives you sweeping views of the alpine range.

Have we missed any key landmarks off French landmarks list? Do get in touch or give us all the information in the comments!

Also, if you’re looking for more landmark lists in other countries, head over to our articles on iconic places in Australia, China, Thailand, Germany London and many others here.

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Helix Bridge

The Helix Bridge is one of the most stunning displays of contemporary architecture in Singapore. The pedestrian bridge, completed in 2010, connects the Bayfront with Marina Center. This visual treat is hard to miss because it loops around other famous landmarks in Singapore – the Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay and the Singapore Flyer.

The bridge features two opposing spiral steel structures that conjure an image of a DNA, hence its name. The inner helix incorporates canopies that provide shade, allowing pedestrians to use the bridge comfortably even during daytime. However, the best time to walk through the bridge is during the night when the spiral strands gets illuminated with multiple colors.

Along the span of the bridge are four viewing platforms protruding out over the water where you can have amazing views of the colorful Singapore cityscape. The view from the platforms are also popular photography spots for creating images of the lighted spirals leading your eye towards the Marina Bay Sands.

The Helix Bridge is said to be a product of sustainable architecture, using 5 times less steel than conventional designs. Apart from the impressive engineering, for Singaporeans, the Helix Bridge symbolizes life and continuity, renewal and growth.


The chocolate bars quiz

Can you name these chocolate bars? Can you beat my 16/20 on this picture round from https://t.co/3S5YoAy244 pic.twitter.com/FltwnHbG0k

— Richard Osman (@richardosman) April 23, 2020

Richard Osman tweeted the chocolate bars picture and challenged followers to beat his 16/20 score.

One Twitter user replied: “Wow harder than I thought, but probably because I inhale my favourite chocolates and never take the time to decipher them .” While others tweeted that they now fancied chocolate.

The tweet proved so popular that the Ken’s Quiz website was temporarily unavailable, though it’s back now.

Richard also tweeted the answers, which can be seen here.

Let us know how you get on!

About The Author

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related.


The best general knowledge quiz questions

  1. What's the biggest animal in the world?
  2. For one point, put the following Kardashian-Jenners in order of age, oldest to youngest: Khloe, Kylie, Rob, Kourtney, Kendall, Kim, Kris
  3. How many times has Andy Murray won Wimbledon playing singles?
  4. Which country is brie cheese originally from?
  5. In what franchise would you find the character Katniss Everdeen?
  6. What year was Heinz established?
  7. At the time of writing (May 2020), who is fifth in line to the British throne?
  8. What is the capital of Iceland?
  9. Who came second in the FIFA Women's World Cup in 2019?
  10. What year did Margaret Thatcher die?
  11. What does IPA stand for?
  12. Who painted the Mona Lisa?
  13. Which planet is closest to the sun?
  14. What is Queen Elizabeth II's surname?
  15. Who plays Delboy Trotter in Only Fools And Horses?
  16. What is the largest country in the world?
  17. Which fashion designer reportedly had a relationship with Winston Churchill?
  18. How many valves does the heart have?
  19. What is the name of the school in Sex Education?
  20. In Harry Potter, what is the name of The Weasley's house?
  21. Put these Tom Hanks films in chronological order: Catch Me If You Can, Forrest Gump, The Terminal, Bridge Of Spies
  22. Typically, what four ingredients go into a cosmopolitan cocktail? (For one point)
  23. Who has been the First Minister of Wales since December 2018?
  24. Which city had the first ever fashion week?
  25. What nut is in the middle of a Ferrero Rocher?
  26. What's a baby rabbit called?
  27. How many minutes in a game of rugby league?
  28. Typically, what's the strongest muscle in the human body?
  29. Name one landlocked country in Europe
  30. Who did Anne Hathaway play in Les Miserables?
  31. What fruit takes the scientific name Mangifera indica?
  32. What does He stand for on the periodic table?
  33. What does LGBTQ stand for?
  34. What did Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams collectively create?
  35. To a single decimal point, many kilometers in a mile?
  36. Where in England would you find the themepark Dreamland?
  37. What month was Prince George born?
  38. For two points, if all of the states of America were placed in alphabetical order, what would be first and last?
  39. Who is the highest spiritual leader of Tibet?
  40. What is the Papaver rhoeas flower better known as?
  41. Who plays Emily in the hit Netflix show, Emily In Paris?
  42. Which rapper's real name is Dylan Kwabena Mills?
  43. Who is manager of the England football team as of 2020?
  44. For one point, which of these actors is Scottish? Jamie Dornan, Michael Sheen, James McAvoy, Daniel Craig
  45. How many episodes of Scrubs were there? Closest wins the point.
  46. What year was Google images invented, and for a bonus point, what prompted its creation?
  47. What was the most streamed show on Netflix in 2020?
  48. How many Olympic gold medals does Sir Mo Farah have?
  49. How many elements are there in the periodic table?

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