Happy fact: The people of Flintshire are so passionate about ploughing that every March they gather on a muddy field in Connah’s Quay for an annual ploughing competition. There have been 105 so far.
8. Bath and North East Somerset.
Happy fact: In 2008, in order to raise money for a a new cycling path, 104 decorated pigs were displayed around the Bath in a public art event called “King Bladud’s Pigs in Bath”.
Happy fact: Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody was recorded in Monmouthshire’s Rockfield Studios. Oasis, Manic Street Preachers and Spiritualized have also all recorded songs there.
6. Argyll and Bute.
Happy fact: Some of the late scenes in From Russia With Love were filmed around the lochs of Argyll and Bute.
5. Cheshire East.
Happy fact: Nantwich’s parish church’s misericord includes an image of a cheeky mermaid beating her husband with a ladle.
Happy fact: According to legend, the sword Excalibur was thrown into the lake Glaslyn in Snowdonia, Gwynedd after the death of King Arthur.
3. The Highlands of Scotland.
Happy fact: The Scottish Highlands are the home of the Scottish wildcat, the only member of the cat family native to Britain.
2. Dumfries and Galloway.
Happy fact: On a clear day, you can see Ireland, the Isle of Man and Cumbria from Dumfries and Galloway.