List of volcanoes in the United Kingdom

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There are no active volcanoes in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, but there are a few active volcanoes in some British Overseas Territories. The Soufrière Hills volcano on the Caribbean island of Montserrat erupted three times between 1995 and 2013. Mount Belinda in the British Overseas Territory of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, erupted between 2001 and 2007. Mount Michael, also in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, was active in 2005; its 700-metre-diameter (2,300 ft) summit crater is thought to possibly contain an active lava lake, one of only a handful in the world.

Below is a list of extinct volcanoes in the United Kingdom.

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Name Elevation Location Last eruption
metres feet Coordinates
Ardnamurchan - - 56°44′00″N 5°59′00″W / 56.73333°N 5.98333°W / 56.73333; -5.98333 (Ardnamurchan) early Eocene: c.55 million years ago
Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh 251 824 55°56′39″N 3°09′43″W / 55.94417°N 3.16194°W / 55.94417; -3.16194 (Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh) Carboniferous
Cheviot Hills 815 2674 - Ordovician
Cuillin Hills (on Isle of Skye) 57°12′N 6°12′W / 57.20°N 6.2°W / 57.20; -6.2 (Cuillin Hills) Palaeogene
Dundee Law extinct volcano in Dundee 500 56°28′11″N 2°59′22″W / 56.4698°N 2.9894°W / 56.4698; -2.9894 (Dundee Law) Ordovician
Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland - - 55°15′00″N 6°29′07″W / 55.25000°N 6.48528°W / 55.25000; -6.48528 (Giant's Causeway) Palaeogene
Glen Coe Caldera - - 56°40′08″N 5°01′34″W / 56.669°N 5.026°W / 56.669; -5.026 (Glen Coe Caldera) Silurian
North Berwick Law 187 613 56°03′05″N 2°42′58″W / 56.05139°N 2.71611°W / 56.05139; -2.71611 (Berwick Law, North Berwick) Carboniferous
Ben Nevis 1345 4411 56°47′49″N 5°00′13″W Carboniferous

(collapsed dome)

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