Where? – 5 – Towns

Over the past few weeks we have found out the location of some of the mountains and hills, and rivers and the National Parks in the British Isles, as well as the names of the surrounding sea areas. Today we are going to discover the location of the main towns and cities.

Print out a blank outline map.  You can use the one below.

The best way to learn where things are is to put them on a map, but if I just give you a completed map, that won’t help much, so grab a blank map and a pencil, find somebody for a bit of competition, and let’s see what you know already.

These are 20 of the biggest towns in the British Isles.  For each one, put a small circle where you think it is and write the name next to the circle.

  1. London
  2. Birmingham
  3. Glasgow
  4. Leeds
  5. Bristol
  6. Liverpool
  7. Dublin
  8. Manchester
  9. Sheffield
  10. Edinburgh
  11. Cardiff
  12. Leicester
  13. Stoke-on-Trent
  14. Bradford
  15. Coventry
  16. Wakefield
  17. Nottingham
  18. Kingston-upon-Hull
  19. Belfast
  20. Newcastle-upon-Tyne

And if you haven’t already done so mark your own town too.

When you are ready, scroll down, past my pictures of London, to find the answers.

My inland spots may not be spot on so give yourself 2 points if you are within 1cm (you may be closer than me!)  If you are having a competition, and everyone is way out, then the nearest gets 1 point.

Check your inbox for a map with all the dots in roughly the right place, ready for labelling.  (Scroll up and fill in the form in the side bar if you want to be added to my mailing list.)  Alternatively have a go at copying the dots into the right place on a blank map, using only the coastal outline to help you.