How much do you really know about UK traditions?

From royal coronations to Morris dancing, the UK is as famous for its traditions as it is for its fish and chip shops. Time to sit down with a cup of tea and delve into the quirky and bizarre…


1. Which London location has been the setting for royal coronations since 1066?


2. The UK is famed for its public houses, but do you know the pub with the longest name?


3. What would you do if you found yourself on Cooper Hill in Gloucestershire with a ball of Double Gloucester Cheese?


4. No English village green is complete without a bit of Morris Dancing. Which of the following is not a style of this traditional folk dance?


5. The Boat Race is an annual rowing contest between crews from Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Clubs. What started this tradition back in 1829?


6. Invented in the UK, Cricket is a long game at the best of times. How long did the longest game ever recorded last?


7. What will you never find on a plate of Ulster Fry, one of Northern Ireland’s traditional breakfast dishes?


8. What is the official start time for the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace?


9. Why is Worthy Farm in Southwest England one of the most famous farms in the UK?


10. The tallest Maypole in Britain is said to be 27 metres high. In which county would you be able to see it in action?


11. What activity is not part of the famous Scottish Highland Games?


12. What is the main difference between a Cornish pasty and a Devonshire one?


13. What tradition takes place at the Tower of London every night at 9.53pm?


14. Waen Rhydd is home to one of the UK’s quirkiest traditions. What is it?


15. In what decade did the first fish and chip shop open in London?


16. Which of the following is NOT a traditional British sweet treat?


17. In which of the following locations might you go barrel racing on Boxing Day?


18. On what day of the year might you stab a haggis with a dirk?


19. The world’s longest-running pancake race still takes place every Shrove Tuesday in which county?