Which Part of Great Britain Suits You Best?

By: Zoe Samuel

Which Part of Great Britain Suits You Best?
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About This Quiz

Great Britain has a large population, and indeed even its name is designed to convey substantial size — it's called "great" to distinguish it from Brittany in France. However, it's not actually a huge area. Thanks to the jetstream causing an ever-changing and frankly rather indecisive climate, all of its regions are a little different when it comes to the weather. Additionally, a triumph of good urban planning means that British cities do not sprawl like their American counterparts. You can be in central London and drive in any direction for one hour, and you'll be among farms and green fields.

This means that whatever sort of lifestyle you prefer, there's a place in the UK that might very well suit your needs. If you want wilderness and you don't care if you ever clap eyes on the sun again, head to the Highlands and Islands. If you want ambition and culture and money, go to London. If you want diverse opportunities in commuting distance from cute little villages, Manchester is your jam. Are you seeking sun, surf and quiet life? The Isle of Wight is right for you. It's all about finding the perfect combination for your preferences, family, and means. Let's get started!

1 sunbathing How long can you go without sunbathing?
I hate the sun! I may be a vampire.
I can just about survive the winter.
I like to get a week or two in August.
Sunbathing is something I do on holiday.

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2 culturally homogenous How soon would you go nuts in a place that was culturally homogeneous?
Never!
Slowly but surely
I would need the means to travel for variety.
Very fast!

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3 outlander Which British director's vision of Britain do you want to live in?
Everyone who worked on "Outlander"
Julian Fellowes
Richard Curtis
Amma Asante

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4 fireplace Your house is too cold. How will you warm it up?
I won't. I'll just wear more clothing.
Solar heating!
Fireplace
Central heating

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5 caber tossing Someone asks if you'd like to join them for a fun event on Friday. What do you hope it is?
Tossing the caber (literally)
Punting
Dinner party
Comedy show

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6 languages What languages do you want to speak on a regular basis?
Gaelic and English
French and English
Just English
English, Arabic, French, Polish ... I love them all!

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7 scones Which regional British dish would you like to eat regularly?
Haggis
Scones with clotted cream and jam
Traditional roast dinner
Chicken tikka masala

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8 career person What career stage are you at?
Mid
Established
Retired
Early

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9 wellies boots You're going for a lovely walk. What's your idea of the perfect footwear?
Walking boots
Boat shoes
Wellies
Trainers

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10 teatime Which is the most important snack of the day?
Elevenses
Teatime
I don't snack.
After-dinner drinks

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11 beaches What sort of public space do you want to experience in a normal day?
National park
Beaches
I want to own my own little slice of land.
Park and streets

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12 cleaning house How many square feet can a reasonable person be expected to keep clean and tidy?
1,000
1,500
2,000
850

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13 neighborly disputes What sort of neighbourly dispute could you stomach having to handle?
Them shooting birds on my land
I really can't.
Their tree growing into my field
Them being a bit loud on weekends

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14 twisty roads Do you feel equipped to drive on Britain's twisty back roads?
Sure, I can drive offroad too!
Not really
Yes, why not?
I don't even drive.

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15 home garden What do you want to grow in your garden?
My children
Veggies and flowers
Seasonal veggies
A couple of nice herbs

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16 stonehenge Which nationally important site would you like to visit fairly often?
Edinburgh Festival
Osborne House
Stonehenge
Chatsworth

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17 sailboat If you were to get a boat, what kind of boat would you want?
Fishing boat
Sailboat
Canal boat
Remote control boat

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18 concert How often do you want to see a large-scale stage show?
Never
Once a year
Four times a year
Monthly

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19 airport Britain only contains a few major international airports. How important is proximity to them?
Keep them away from me, please!
It's important to know I can get to them, even if I never do.
Pretty darn important
Essential

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20 boring person What sort of person do you need to avoid to stay sane?
Snobs
Frenetic people
Angry people
Bores

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21 snowed in What is a very good reason to remain stuck in your house for 24 hours straight?
Snow!
No reason! Walk the dog, people!
I'm reading a good book.
I have a day off and a show to binge.

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22 internet access How much does your job depend on access to fast internet?
Not at all
A bit
I'm retired.
I couldn't do without it.

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23 blizzard What sort of weather-related disaster are you emotionally ready to face?
Blizzard
Heatwave
Flooding
I'm not.

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24 ordering in How important is it that you can get access to any cuisine in the world at midnight?
Why would anyone need that?
Nice in theory, but I'd never use it.
It's nice but not essential.
Very important

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25 self employed Would you ever start your own business?
Probably not
No
Already did! Sold it, too.
Yes! I plan to!

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26 river If you encounter a beautiful river, what is the first thing you want to do?
Swim in it
Walk beside it
Fish it
Look at it for a moment

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27 france To which of Britain's foreign neighbours would you like to be closest?
Norway
France
I don't know that any of them want to see us right now.
All of them!

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Not at all
Average
I was, but I did that whole thing already.
Very

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29 british military Which major British institution would you most like to work for?
Countryside Alliance
Military
National Trust
BBC

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30 accents Which regional accent do you love most?
Glaswegian
Southwestern
West country
Northern

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