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Geography fails!

12th August 2019
Posted by Aston Avery

The average Brit is lacking in their general knowledge of UK geography, unable to pinpoint the locations of major cities and landmarks. New research has found that one in six Brits are unable to identify Hadrian’s Wall on sight, and nearly half can’t recognise Edinburgh Castle – with one in five confusing it with Dover Castle.

Two-thirds of those who took part in the National Express study recognised Bristol’s iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. But in comparison, a whole third of Brits were unable to tell the striking architecture of Glastonbury Tor from locations like Tintern Abbey and Ludlow Castle.

Aston spoke to Alex Staniforth, adversity adventurer and motivational speaker about as to why there is a lack of knowledge within the UK geography scene.