QUIZ - Can you name these famous buildings in Yorkshire?

PUBLISHED: 09:02 16 May 2017 | UPDATED: 16:18 09 January 2018

Can you name these Yorkshire buildings? Photo: Emma Dodsworth

Can you name these Yorkshire buildings? Photo: Emma Dodsworth


Test your knowledge on Yorkshire with this picture based quiz.

What’s the most famous building in Yorkshire? There are so many candidates and each of the four counties can lay claim to be the home of the most iconic building in the white rose county.

As York is one of the most visited places in the whole of the United Kingdom, then inevitably York Minster is a strong candidate. The cathedral is probably the first thing to tick off the list when visiting the city. A collection of buildings in York could also lay claim to be the most recognisable in the city, the winding narrow street of The Shambles is another must visit in York.

Harrogate has a few candidates that are famous for the stories associated with them. The Old Swan Hotel is famous for its connections to Agatha Christie and the queues at Bettys support the notion that the tea room is one of the places that you need to tick off the list when visiting.

Heading east, it’s easy to see why Hull was named UK City of Culture for 2017, and there are dozens of famous buildings that are full of history. A more relatively recent addition to the landscape is The Deep at the meeting point of the Hull and Humber rivers. The familiar angular design has made it one of the city’s most recognisable buildings.

In the west of the county, Halifax has a whole range of architectural gems, the most famous of them all, Piece Hall is currently undergoing a multi-million pound renovation.

Leeds has a number of candidates for most iconic building in Yorkshire. The sporting fans among you would choose the hallowed turf at either Headingley or Elland Road, two venues that are famous around the world.

Staying on the sporting theme, the Crucible in Sheffield is another candidate, it’s a venue that is on the country’s television screens for two weeks every spring with the World Snooker Championships, and given the rising popularity of the sport in Asia, it has become a popular tourist spot to visitors from the Far East.

Sheffield has always had quirky architecture in modern times, it gained notoriety for its Brutalist constructions in the post-war era. While a lot of these are now disappearing from the landscape, a new series of unusual buildings such as the ‘Cheesegrater’ and the ‘Diamond’ are becoming synonymous with the Steel City.

Some of the buildings in this quiz are a little less well known, so you need to be an expert to get all ten right.

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