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Which English County Should You Actually Live In?

Find out which of England's green and pleasant lands is right up your street.

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Which English County Should You Actually Live In?

You got: Berkshire

You are refined, but outdoorsy. You’re not afraid to get your hands, and your Barbour dirty - as long as you can wash up afterwards. Go on, hug a swan for us.

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You got: Cambridgeshire

You’re a clever thing, aren’t you? But you don’t go on about it. You know there’s more to Cambridgeshire than its most famous city.

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You got: Cheshire

You know how to to flaunt what you have, but you’re not brash. Footballers love you, and so did the Romans. My, what lovely walls you have.

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You got: Cornwall

You’re independent but not solitary. You don’t like being boxed in, and enjoy the freedom that comes with living by the sea. And the beautiful landscape doesn’t hurt either.

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You got: Cumbria

You like your own space, but you’re not a loner. By the way, we don’t mean to be rude by phwoar you’re a good looking county.

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You got: Devon

You’re one of a kind, and you know what you like. And that includes putting cream on scones before the jam.

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You got: Dorset

You’re secure in yourself, and you’re not fazed by being a little remote. Who needs 3G when you have forests, scrumpy and dinosaur bones?

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You got: East Sussex

You like to deviate from the mainstream, and you don’t take yourself too seriously. With the South Downs behind you and the sea looking out, you’re the Joey to Greater London’s Chandler.

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You got: Essex

People may have the wrong perception of you, but you don’t care. You’re frank, fun and open-hearted. Plus you’ve got the Central Line.

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You got: Greater London

You’re interesting and motivated. And why wouldn’t you be? The whole world is at your fingertips, and everybody else secretly wishes they were a bit more like you.

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You got: Gloucestershire

People wonder how you always stay so relaxed. They point out your cheese-rolling competitions. You sigh contentedly and smile to yourself, responding, "yes and Harry Potter was filmed here".

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You got: Hampshire

You may seem calm on the surface, but beneath the water it’s all go. Ports and forests and Austen - there’s more to you than meets the eye.

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You got: Hertfordshire

You are as welcoming and comforting as an episode of Women’s Hour on BBC Radio Four. Never change.

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You got: Isle of Wight

No man is an island, but you can be.

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You got: Kent

You’re so laid back. Others envy you. Maybe it’s the beautiful beaches, or the fact that on a clear day you can see France, but there’s nowhere else anyone would want to be.

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You got: Lancashire

You’ve got a rich heritage, and it shows. You’re not stuck up though - you know that for every Tudor Red Rose, you’ve got a Wallace and Gromit.

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You got: Merseyside

Spot the creative one. You’re not one to rest on your laurels though, you’re always moving on up - and always fantastic company.

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You got: Norfolk

Aha! Sorry, couldn’t resist. Seriously though, you’re good enough for the Queen to live in part-time, and you’re good enough for us.

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You got: Yorkshire

You like things a certain way, but only because you care. And if people rub you up the wrong way, you’re not afraid to pull rank. Two words: Yorkshire Puddings.

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You got: Surrey

You’re glossy, but not prissy. When people mouth "suburbs", you shout back, "Charles Dickens, John Donne and Douglas Adams”.

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You got: Somerset

You’re an attractive prospect, that’s for sure. Between the cider and the cheddar, you’re the perfect host. Oh, and did we mention Glastonbury?

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You got: Oxfordshire

People might think you’re stuck up because of your brainy background, but you point them to dreamy Henley-on-Thames during the regatta, and ask them to reconsider.

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You got: Northumberland

You don’t mind sticking out in a crowd. From the outstandingly beautiful moors, to the unmissable Hadrian’s wall, it’s hard to miss you. Oh, and you’re the only English county with its own tartan.

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You got: Warwickshire

Like a favourite auntie, you are posh, but tremendous fun. And that’s without even playing the ‘home of Shakespeare’ card.

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You got: Derbyshire

You’re a genius in your time, and deserving of everyday praise. Nothing is too good for the creator of the Bakewell Tart. Now, can we have another slice?

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You got: County Durham

You are the the Angel of the North. Congratulations!

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You got: Shropshire

You’re reasonable, and people seldom argue with you - not least because the RAF have two bases in you.

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