'The Queen lives at Downton Abbey and Land's End is a place in Game of Thrones': Study reveals Brits are boggled by locations of UK tourist landmarks
- Study by Marriott also found a third of Brits didn't know where Stonehenge was
- Some Brits thought that Land's End was a fictional place from Game of Thrones
- While 39 per cent of British adults said they had not been on the London Eye
Britain is filled with historical landmarks and buildings that have foreign tourists flocking to the UK.
But it appears that its Brits themselves who are often left boggled by the geography of their own country with some not having any clue where the best-loved attractions actually are.
And shockingly, new research has revealed that some believe that the Queen lives at Downton Abbey, Land's End is a fictional location from hit TV show Game of Thrones and that the Angel of the North is just the nickname of popstar Cheryl.
Highclere Castle which doubles as the stately home in TV series Downton Abbey. A new study has revealed some Brits thought it was the home of the Queen
The study, by Marriott Hotels, also found that almost a third of those quizzed (30 per cent) did not know that Stonehenge was in Wiltshire.
Meanwhile one in eight people, including some people living in nearby Plymouth, failed to spot Land's End was in Cornwall, while one in twenty (five per cent) thought it was an imaginary place in Game of Thrones.
When it came to places in London, 10 per cent of those interviewed thought the Beatles recorded their first album in Pudding Lane - becoming confused with the group's song Penny Lane.
While six per cent of people thought Pudding Lane in the City of London was where the Great British Bake Off is filmed rather than the place where the Great Fire of London began in 1666.
In northern geography, a quarter of those questioned failed to recognise that Eccles cakes hail from Manchester.
New research has revealed that almost a third of British adults did not know that Stonehenge, pictured, was in Wiltshire
While one in five people quizzed thought the Severn Bridge connected Glasgow and Edinburgh not England and Wales.
The study also looked at which UK-based attractions Brits had visited in the own countries.
And the research revealed that 60 per cent of UK adults had never been to the Eden Project in Cornwall and 53 per cent had never made the trip to Loch Ness.
A further 39 per cent of adult Brits had failed to experience the London Eye with almost three in ten having never walked on Tower Bridge.
The study, carried out by Marriott Hotels, also showed that 60 per cent of British adults had never been to the Eden Project in Cornwall, pictured
Michel Miserez, Marriott UK and Ireland's Area Vice President, said: 'It's understandable that many Brits feel more acquainted with popular overseas holiday destinations than they do with their own homeland.
'We're a country of well-travelled individuals, and over the past decades the likes of Spain, France and Greece, even the USA, have very much become our homes away from home.
'But with more and more people opting to take breaks on home soil, starting with next month's half term holidays, it's clear we need to brush up on our geographical knowledge of the UK.'
'We may not always get the best weather on these shores, but we're extremely lucky to have a rich and varied landscape – from stunning beaches in Cornwall and Wales to gorgeous woodland in the Lake District, and how about the hustle and bustle of big cities like Leeds, Edinburgh, London or Manchester.'
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