Star Wars Day: Bovingdon Airfield named as one of UK’s hidden Star Wars destinations to visit

Ivinghoe Beacon also made the list

Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 7:58 am

Bovingdon Airfield 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.

Bovingdon Airfield can be seen in the 2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story film
Bovingdon Airfield can be seen in the 2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story film

Money.co.uk can reveal the UK’s Star Wars inspired destination with the smallest number of hashtags is Bovingdon Airfield (199 hashtags) and can be seen in the 2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story film. The location was placed fifth on the top 10 undiscovered Star Wars destinations to visit.

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 fourth is Ivinghoe Beacon with 8,180 hashtags and used recently for the 2019 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Episode IX).

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

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