The quest to find Pork Farms’ Hidden Gems unearthed some magical places and we hope that it sparked in you a desire to head out on your own adventures.
We have identified five hidden gems for each region across the UK making it that little bit easier for you to begin your own journey.
From all corners of Britain we have you covered. From classic British scenic treasures, to untouched corners of the British countryside, we have something to offer everyone. So why not head out yourself to discover what Britain has to offer, you never know, you might reveal another undetected hidden gem.
Hidden Gems Bucket List
We’ve collated the top five Hidden Gems submitted by Pork Farms fans and tourist boards, now you have to go and find them yourselves to be in with a chance of winning Pork Farms vouchers.
How to use your Bucket List:
First off, download and print out the bucket list of our top five Hidden Gems here by clicking the link below.
Then, we want you to pack up a picnic (don’t forget your Pork Farms goodies!) and spend the Summer discovering each Hidden Gem on the list, and what better way to spend time with your loved ones than getting out and about in the fresh air?
When you visit each place, be sure to take a picture of you there to be in with a chance of winning Pork Farms vouchers. When your bucket list is complete, submit all of your photos via social media using #HiddenGems
The U.K.’s northernmost country, the land of spirit, mystery and wilderness.
Perhaps you’ve visited Scotland’s peaceful glens and lochs, or you’ve discovered some hidden nightlife in the bustling cities of Edinburgh or Glasgow?
Wherever you may have been, there are still plenty of Hidden Gems to find in and around the mainland and its Islands.
Covering Northumberland, County Durham, Tyne and Wear, and the Tees Valley, the North East is the place British history changed forever when the Vikings invaded in 793AD. Home to ancient castles, Roman forts and some of best stargazing spots in the UK, thanks to the darkest skies in England, the North East is full of undiscovered Hidden Gems, waiting for you to find them.
Home to the mighty Lake District National Park, the North West is also home to 7,052,000 people, the third most populated region in the UK.
A wonderful mix of rural and urban landscape, and some of the most distinctive accents you’ll hear, the North West boasts beautiful coastline, rolling countryside and cosmopolitan cities nestled between the Pennines and the Irish Sea.
Yorkshire & North Lincolnshire
Known for its Roman and Viking heritage, as well as its Norman castles, medieval abbeys and two national parks, Yorkshire has many, many Hidden Gems across its 4,595 square miles, nestled in which is North Lincolnshire; home to ghost walks, cultural centres and an abundance of farmers markets.
Two of the English Civil War’s main battles were fought in the East Midlands and it is the birthplace of perhaps the most prolific scientist in history, Isaac Newton. But instead of sitting around under apple trees, why not venture further afield and discover the Hidden Gems across the region that we’ve whittled down for you?
Hawkstone Park, the first ‘theme park’ in Britain, rolls across the West Midlands, a county that is famed for being a centre of commerce and industry since the Middle Ages. On your way around the county to discover our Hidden Gems, don’t be surprised if you come across a rhino or lion, as the West Midlands is also home to a rather special safari park!
Rugged coastline, medieval castles and maybe a dragon or two in those mountains, Wales is full of Hidden Gems waiting to be discovered.
Try to turn your tongue to the Welsh language as you navigate the valleys, or maybe try and find the Tardis in Cardiff, the place where Dr. Who calls home.
Known for its rich folklore, including the legend of King Arthur and Glastonbury Tor, the South West is steeped in historical and mythical stories. You will never be hungry in the South West with Cornish pasties, Cheddar cheese, cream teas, crab, and, of course, lovely cider to wash it all down! Certainly strong contenders to pack in your picnic basket alongside your Pork Farms pork pies!
Filled with rolling countryside such as the North Downs, and two national parks, the South East region is steeped in both sporting and maritime history as well as being home to many of England’s greatest Monarchs.
The most populated of the nine official regions of England, the South East is home to perhaps the most iconic part of the UK coastline, the White Cliffs.
Notable for being home to The Fens, the lowest point in the UK that is nine feet below sea level, the Eastern region of the UK is a vast area filled with historical Hidden Gems. A mammoth skeleton, the most complete in the world was found here, as well as fossilised footprints nearly 900,000 years old, the oldest evidence of early humans outside of Africa. What might you discover when you set off on your Bucket List adventure?