Windsor Castle The Queen's - and our - fave

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The Queen’s love for Windsor Castle is matched by the public as a poll reveals it is the nation’s favourite castle.

The Berkshire building is believed to be the Queen's favourite home, it was where the monarch chose to celebrate her 90th birthday in April.

Windsor was followed by Bodiam Castle, with Edinburgh Castle in third place, just ahead of Warwick Castle

Also featuring was Alnwick Castle, used as a Harry Potter film location.

The 11th century Dover Castle also figured, coming fifth. Nicknamed the "Key to England" due to its defensive significance throughout the centuries,. It is the largest castle in England.

Emma Boston, general manager of UKTV Play, said: "We are a nation of castle lovers and there are an incredible array of beautiful historical ancient treasures across the country.

"When we looked at the shows that proved really popular on the service we found that those set in or featuring castles often did really well.

"So we created the Castle Collection on UTKV Play, where you can find fantastic historical programming such as Time Team, Secrets Of Britain and Castle Builders - as well as the surprising, such as an episode of paranormal show Ghost Adventures set in a castle."

Ten best-loved British Castles:

1 Windsor Castle

2. Bodiam Castle

3. Edinburgh Castle

4. Warwick Castle

5 Dover Castle

6 Alnwick Castle

7 Leeds Castle

8. Caernarfon Castle

9. Bamburgh Castle

10. Stirling Castle