Beamish open air museum with its Victorian sweetshop and coal-powered fish and chip shop.
Cadbury World with its ridiculous amount of free chocolate; I made serious inroads into a 1kg bag of misshapes on the journey home.
Lindisfarne island and its nectar-like honey mead.
Talgarth Mill in Wales's Brecon Beacons (in between Brecon and Hay-on-Wye) also ticks all of my boxes when it comes to food tourism.
This historic watermill was restored using lottery funding and featured on the BBC’s Village SOS. A community enterprise, it’s staffed almost completely by volunteers and produces its own award-winning, additive-free flour. It also happens to have a frigging awesome café where you can sample their wares.
A guided tour (£4) from Jez, one of the volunteer millers, was a fascinating experience. We saw the whole process from winnowing the grain to bagging up the flour.
The big pay-off was lunch in the Baker’s Table Café where almost every dish involves some of the stonkingly good fresh bread.
Mrs G’s salad (£6.75) came topped with a whopping piece of grilled goat’s cheese and was flecked with pieces of sweet butternut squash.
Crisp crusted slices of seeded bread were slathered with thick butter.
My Miller’s lunch (£9) was exemplary. The groaning board was laden with locally baked ham, thick pieces of nutty Hafod cheddar and creamy Cenarth brie, a lightly vinegary carrot and cabbage slaw, chilli-laced piccalilli, well-dressed leaves, miscellaneous salad and a crisp apple. And of course, there were a couple of slices of the excellent bread.
Talgarth Bakery is my kind of tourist spot. You learn something, you eat something – what’s not to love?
Address - Talgarth Mill, The Mill House, The Square, Talgarth, Powys LD3 0BW
Web - http://talgarthmill.com/
Telephone - 01874 711125