Where is the exact middle of the UK?
For more than 500 years Meriden, near Coventry has marked the traditional centre of England. However, the Ordnance Survey has calculated the exact geographical centre to be in a field at Lindley Hall Farm, in Fenny Drayton, Leicestershire.
How wide is the UK at its narrowest?
It is about 350 miles (560 kilometres) long and varies in width from 150 miles (240 kilometres) at its widest to 21 miles (34 kilometres) in the Strait of Dover. It is the smallest of the shallow seas around the continental shelf of Europe, covering an area of some 29,000 square miles (75,000 square kilometres).
What are the two furthest points in the UK?
The expression “from Land’s End to John o’Groats” (a distance of about 870 miles [1,400 km]) means “from end to end of Great Britain.” However, the northernmost part of the British mainland is in fact Dunnet Head, and the point on the mainland farthest from Land’s End is nearby Duncansby Head.