A poll of 1,000 people by Virgin Trains found a particular lack of general knowledge among Britain's young people. More than a third of those quizzed under 30 think Land's End is in the north when it marks the northern-most tip of the country. And a north-south divide really does exist with two in three Londoners unsure about which city is the nearest to the Lake District.
With the 'staycation' now popular, perhaps it's time for us Brits to get to know our own country again?
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