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Christmas Quiz 2021

See the questions and answers to our official 2021 Christmas Quiz series

Christmas at Bamburgh Castle. Photograph: Stuart Boulton.

The Historic Houses Christmas Quiz is an opportunity to have a bit of fun and test your knowledge about history and our member houses and gardens. Scroll down this page to see the questions and answers from our Christmas Eve e-bulletin, and find a link to the official Historic Houses Christmas Quiz.

Merry Christmas from all the Historic Houses team.

Anagrams

Can you decipher these anagrams? Simpy rearrange the letters in each anagram to spell out the name of a Historic Houses member house.

Question one: apes conceal

Clue: Many kings crowned here.

Answer: Scone Palace

Question two: aldo watchers

Clue: Popular on Netflix.

Answer: Castle Howard

Question three: chester vale

Clue: Home to a famous Tudor family.

Answer: Hever Castle

Question four: beefy board

Clue: Tapestries copied from cartoons by Raphael.

Answer: Forde Abbey

Question five: capable hemline

Clue: A famous battle in Germany.

Answer: Blenheim Palace

Question six: calmest centaurs

Clue: Still appoints an official 'fool'.

Answer: Muncaster Castle

Question seven: toupee soon, huh?

Clue: The work of Sir William Bruce and William Adam.

Answer: Hopetoun House

Question eight: sick parody

Clue: Georgian house with a modern attitude.

Answer: Iscoyd Park

Decipher the house

Each of the below lines of images spells out the name of a Historic Houses member house. Can you decipher their meaning? If you’re reading this on a mobile device, pinch out on the screen to enlarge each image.

Can you guess the name of the house?

Answer: Rockingham Castle

Can you guess the name of the house?

Answer: Burghley House

Can you guess the name of the house?

Answer: Abbotsbury Subtropical Garden

Can you guess the name of the house?

Answer: Combermere Abbey

Can you guess the name of the house?

Answer: Dalemain Mansion

The 2021 Christmas Quiz

How well do you think you know history and Historic Houses? It's that time of year again when we put your knowledge to the test with our annual Christmas Quiz. There are thirty questions to answer, split into six rounds of five questions. So make sure you've given yourself ten to twenty minutes to sit down, relax, and enjoy our annual quiz. Feel free to take the quiz with friends and family, or forward this newsletter to them if you can't be with them this Christmas.

Christmas at Bamburgh Castle. Photograph: Stuart Boulton.

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Christmas at Bamburgh Castle. Photograph: Stuart Boulton.

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