Star Wars Day: Ivinghoe Beacon named as one of UK’s hidden Star Wars destinations to visit

Money.co.uk have found some of the most memorable - yet hidden - gems from the films to visit

Friday, 30th April 2021, 1:10 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 7:58 am

Ivinghoe Beacon has been named as one of the top 5 undiscovered UK’ Star Wars destinations to visit.

To mark Star Wars Day (May 4), the mobile experts at Money.co.uk have scoured the globe for some of the most memorable yet hidden gems from the films to visit.

To do this, Money.co.uk sourced a list of Star Wars filming destinations and researched each one on Instagram to see which destination had the least amount of hashtag postings.

Ivinghoe Beacon was used recently for the 2019 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Episode IX)

Money.co.uk has revealed Ivinghoe Beacon as fourth on the list with 8,180 hashtags and used recently for the 2019 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Episode IX).

The place with the smallest number of hashtags is Bovingdon Airfield, in Hemel Hempstead, with 199 hashtags and can be seen in the 2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story film.

In second place is the RAF Greenham Common with 292 hashtags and can be seen in both Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Episode VII) and Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Episode VIII).

Placing third with 1,124 hashtags is Whippendell Wood, also situated in Hertfordshire, in Watford, and was used in the 1999 Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (Episode I).

In fifth place is Thirlmere with 18,104 hashtags, used for the 2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Episode VII).