Three Quarters Of Population Knows Scilly Is In Britain

tresco from aboveScilly has scored well in a national survey designed to assess Briton’s knowledge of this country.

Mercure Hotels commissioned a poll, which quizzed participants on whether places were really in the UK or were fictional.

Three quarters of people questioned recognised Scilly as a part of Britain, second only to Warwick Castle, which was identified as British by 79%.

At the other end of the scale only 13% of respondents thought that the Eastenders location Albert Square was a genuine place and 12% believed there was a Downton Abbey.



4 Responses to Three Quarters Of Population Knows Scilly Is In Britain

  1. Totnes Gardens (@totnesgardens) May 22, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    a lot of people don’t know where Cleethorpes is either – more a reflection of general place ignorance than anything else.

  2. Denise May 22, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    The other 25% think you are off the toe of Italy. I have relatives on St. Martins and the number of times the post office has insisted Scilly is in Europe would be laughable if it wasn’t so sad. Once the post office insisted there was no such postal code as TR25. It’s a miricle my grandchildren ever receive their birthday presents.

  3. SANT ELLI May 22, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Brittons are proud that THE Brittishs know IoSciily (Kernow)

  4. John Hicks May 22, 2015 at 8:50 am

    so that means 25% don’t have a clue where Scilly is….. Strikes me there is a lot of work to be done.