2023 Dartmouth Quiz

2023 Dartmouth Quiz

As we conclude yet another fantastic year in Dartmouth, we’ve crafted a quiz highlighting our charming town and its picturesque surroundings. The questions are inspired by topics discussed in our diverse blog posts from 2023, so we trust you’ve been keeping a keen eye! Feel free to print it out for a friendly challenge with your friends or grab a pen and paper to record your answers and gauge your score.

Remember, no cheating allowed! Enjoy the quiz!

 

1.    Which of the following local beaches near Dartmouth is known as ‘clothing-optional’? 

a)    Blackpool Sands

b)    Slapton Sands

c)    Strete Gate Beach 

 

2.    The son of a famous author moved to Stoke Fleming and opened up Harbour Bookshop in Dartmouth in the 1950s, but who is the famous author? 

a)    AA Milne

b)    Agatha Christie

c)    Flora Thompson 

 

3.    Bayards Cove Fort was built in what century? 

a)    14th

b)    15th

c)    16th

 

4.    Dart Music Fest takes place in what month of the year? 

a)    April

b)    May

c)    June 

 

5.    There are two National Trust properties very close to Dartmouth, one in Kingswear and one near Galmpton, but what are they called? 

a)     Brownway Estate & Coleton Fishacre

b)    Greenway Estate & Coleton Fishacre

c)    Greenway Estate & Coleton Crabacre

 

6.    The village of Stoke Gabriel, up the River Dart from Dartmouth, is home to how many pubs? 

a)    0

b)    1

c)   

 

7.    Which of the following places abroad is NOT twinned with Dartmouth? 

a)    Courseulles-sur-Mer, France

b)   Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA

c)    Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

 

8. Dartmouth Ice Cream Company have been making and serving ice cream in Dartmouth since what year? 

a)    1908

b)    1928

c)    1948 

 

9.    What small shopping centre in Dartmouth is home to the second hand clothing store, Twisted Sisters? 

a)    Palladium Arcade

b)    Victorian Arcade

c)    McCoys Arcade

 

10.  Visit South Devon and Discover Dartmouth hosted a beach clean on what beach in September? 

a)    Castle Cove

b)    Blackpool Sands

c)    Torcross Beach 

 

11.   The beautiful Dittisham Hideaway is home to various types of places to stay. Including treehouses, shepherds lodges and what other unusual type of accommodation? 

a)    1950s American Airstream

b)     1920s Vardo Wagon

c)     Geodesic Glamping Dome

 

12. What big Dartmouth event will celebrate it’s 20th anniversary in 2024? 

a)    Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta

b)    Dartmouth Food Festival

c)    Dart Music Festival 

 

13.  St Saviour’s Church is a historic structure in the centre of the town, but what century does it date back to? 

a)    14th

b)    15th

c)    16th 

 

14.  A Sherman amphibious tank and several plaques stand at Torcross Car Park as a memorial to what significant WWII training exercise? 

a)    Exercise Tiger

b)   Exercise Lion

c)    Exercise Leopard

 

15.   The Dartmouth Steam Railway travels through the Greenway tunnel after leaving Churston, how long is this tunnel? 

a)    250 metres

b)    350 metres

c)    450 metres 

 

ANSWERS 

 

1.    Which of the following local beaches near Dartmouth is known as ‘clothing-optional’? 

a)    Blackpool Sands 

b)    Slapton Sands

c)    Strete Gate Beach 

Just a short way up from Torcross and Slapton, you’ll find Strete Gate Beach. Whilst this beach is known as an ‘clothing-optional’ beach, it’s also popular with dog walkers as it’s quieter than the neighbouring beaches, the waters are calm, and the area is sheltered by high cliffs at the northern end. 

The blog post this question relates to is: Dog Friendly Dartmouth

 

2.    The son of a famous author moved to Stoke Fleming and opened up Harbour Bookshop in Dartmouth in the 1950s, but who is the famous author? 

a)    AA Milne

b)    Agatha Christie

c)    Flora Thompson 

Son of the author AA Milne, Christopher Robin Milne is most well known for being the inspiration behind Christopher Robin in his father’s stories of Winnie-the-Pooh and two books of Poems. At the age of 31, Christopher and his wife Lesley moved to Stoke Fleming and opened Harbour Bookshop in Dartmouth. They continued to run the bookshop until Christopher’s retirement in 1983 and the Harbour Bookshop remained open with its most recent owners until it sadly closed in 2011.

The blog post this question relates to is: 5 Famous Literary Links to Dartmouth

 

3.    Bayards Cove Fort was built in what century? 

a)    14th

b)    15th

c)    16th

Perched on the water’s edge, Bayards Cove Fort is a 16th century fort which was once the last line of defence against enemy ships who evaded the Dartmouth and Kingswear Castle defences.   

The blog post this question relates to is: Best Places to Watch the Sunset in and Around Dartmouth

 

4.    Dart Music Fest takes place in what month of the year? 

a)    April

b)    May

c)    June 

In May we see the ever-popular Dart Music Fest, a three-day event where music and a buzzing atmosphere permeates the town. A huge bonus is that it’s free to attend! 

The blog post this question relates to is: Top Family Friendly Activities to Enjoy in and Around Dartmouth

 

5.    There are two National Trust properties very close to Dartmouth, one in Kingswear and one just up the Dart near Galmpton, but what are they called? 

a)    Brownway Estate & Coleton Fishacre

b)   Greenway Estate & Coleton Fishacre

c)   Greenway Estate & Coleton Crabacre

Just a short trek from Dartmouth you will also find a couple of National Trust properties; Coleton Fishacre and Greenway Estate on the opposite side of the river.

The blog post this question relates to is: Top Family Friendly Activities to Enjoy in and Around Dartmouth

 

6.    The village of Stoke Gabriel, up the River Dart from Dartmouth, is home to how many pubs? 

a)    0

b)    1

c)   

Further up the River Dart you’ll find Stoke Gabriel. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, this rural parish is tucked between rolling hills and a picturesque creek. Despite being such a small village, it’s jam-packed with plenty of amenities. Two pubs, a riverside café, a church and a community apple orchard can be found here.  

The blog post this question relates to is: Wild Swimming Spots in and Around Dartmouth

 

7.    Which of the following places abroad is NOT twinned with Dartmouth? 

a)    Courseulles-sur-Mer, France

b)   Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA

c)    Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

Crossing the seas to Normandy, France, the coastal town of Courseulles-sur-Mer stands linked with Dartmouth since 1977. In May 2016, Dartmouth, UK, solidified its twinning with Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA, in a sister city signing ceremony that brought together people from both sides of the Atlantic.

The blog post this question relates to is: Dartmouths Around the World 

 

8. Dartmouth Ice Cream Company have been making and serving ice cream in Dartmouth since what year? 

a)    1908

b)    1928

c)    1948

Proudly making and serving ice cream since 1928, the Dartmouth Ice Cream Company still make all their delicious flavours at their on-site dairy in the heart of Dartmouth.

 

The blog post this question relates to is: Food & Drink Producers in and Around Dartmouth

 

9.    What small shopping centre in Dartmouth is home to the second hand clothing store, Twisted Sisters? 

a)    Palladium Arcade

b)    Victorian Arcade

c)    McCoys Arcade

Situated in the Palladium Arcade, just off Dukes Street, Twisted Sisters is a second hand clothing store filled to the brim with unique and funky fashion and mystical jewellery.   

 

The blog post this question relates to is: Second Hand Shopping in Dartmouth 

 

10.  Visit South Devon and Discover Dartmouth hosted a beach clean on what beach in September? 

a)    Castle Cove

b)    Blackpool Sands

c)    Torcross Beach 

We and Visit South Devon partnered with The 2 Minute Foundation for our inaugural beach clean event at Blackpool Sands! 

The blog post this question relates to is: Take Part in a Beach Clean Near Dartmouth

 

11.   The beautiful Dittisham Hideaway is home to various types of places to stay. Including treehouses, shepherds lodges and what other unusual type of accommodation? 

a)    1950s American Airstream

b)     1920s Vardo Wagon

c)     Geodesic Glamping Dome

 

Experience luxury and charm in the heart of the Devonshire countryside. Just a mile from the waters’ edge of the beautiful River Dart, overlooking a private sun-dappled wooded valley, sits the stunning Dittisham Hideaway. Nestled in this stunning location are four luxury cedar-clad treehouses, idyllic shepherds lodges, and an iconic 1950s American Airstream; all imbued with comforts and touches of luxury.   

The blog post this question relates to is: Accommodation Near Dartmouth 

 

12. What big Dartmouth event will celebrate it’s 20th anniversary in 2024? 

a)    Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta

b)    Dartmouth Food Festival

c)    Dart Music Festival 

Looking ahead to next year, 2024 will mark Dartmouth Food Festival’s 20th anniversary. To celebrate this milestone, they’re crafting a special commemorative book that will weave together recipes, images, and stories collected over the past two decades. This book will be dedicated to the founding Patron, the late Joyce Molyneux.

The blog post this question relates to is: Dartmouth Food Festival 2023… And Beyond! 

 

13.  St Saviour’s Church is a historic structure in the centre of the town, but what century does it date back to? 

a)    14th

b)    15th

c)    16th 

St. Saviour’s Church, a captivating attraction, is a magnificent 14th-century structure in the heart of Dartmouth. This historic church stands as a testament to the town’s medieval past, offering a glimpse into its architectural and cultural heritage.

The blog post this question relates to is: Top 10 Historical Places to Visit in and Around Dartmouth

 

14.  A Sherman amphibious tank and several plaques stand at Torcross Car Park as a memorial to what significant WWII training exercise? 

a)    Exercise Tiger

b)   Exercise Lion

c)    Exercise Leopard

 

During the war, the residents of Slapton and nearby villages were evacuated for the areas to be used for a range of training exercises. A Sherman amphibious tank and several plaques stand at Torcross car park as a memorial to the lives lost in WWII “Exercise Tiger,” where German torpedo boats intercepted a convoy of vessels, sunk two tank landing ships and killed 749 American servicemen. 

The blog post this question relates to is: Top 10 Historical Places to Visit in and Around Dartmouth

 

15.   Trains on the Dartmouth Steam Railway travel through the Greenway tunnel after leaving Churston, how long is this tunnel? 

a)    250 metres

b)    350 metres

c)    450 metres 

As the anticipation builds after leaving Churston, you will be propelled through the 450-metre Greenway tunnel that at Christmas leads you to the enchanted forest which will be transformed by a multitude of lights with brand new feature displays – plus some old favourites!

The blog post this question relates to is: Christmas Events in Dartmouth and the Surrounding Area

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