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List of volcanoes in the United Kingdom

There are no active volcanoes in Great Britain or Ireland, but there are a few in British dependent territories. One of the largest is 1,370-metre (4,490 ft) South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

Mount Michael (805 m (2,641 ft)), at on Saunders Island, 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.
Name Elevation Location Last eruption
meters feet Coordinates
Ardnamurchan - - c.55 million years ago
Arthur's Seat 251 824 Carboniferous
Borrowdale Volcanics (Cumbria) - Silurian or earlier
Cheviot Hills 815 2674 - Ordovician
Cuillin Hills (on Isle of Skye) Tertiary
Dundee Law extinct volcano in Dundee 500 Ordovician
Edinburgh Castle castle rock - - Lower Carboniferous
Giant's Causeway - - Paleogene
Glen Coe Caldera - - Silurian
Snowdonia mountains in North Wales Ordovician
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