Derbyshire’s Chatsworth House voted one of UK’s top buildings

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A Derbyshire attraction which was recently a national award-winner has picked up another accolade - by being listed in the UK’s top 20 buildings.

Chatsworth House - which won Best In Show at the Chelsea Flower Show - has now been​ ​​listed alongside the likes of Buckingham Palace, Edinburgh Castle and Battersea Power Station as one of the country’s best buildings.St Paul’s Cathedral, in London, topped the list, followed by Stonehenge in Wiltshire and the Houses of Parliament.

The list was curated from a survey carried out by OnePoll to mark the launch of the six-part series, Impossible Engineering, which will air on May 26 on Freeview and Sky channel Yesterday.

Adrian Wills, general manager of Yesterday, said “Britain is so rich with great architecture and design, so we wanted to celebrate this by finding out our nation’s favourite.

“Impossible Engineering looks back at the social, political and technological elements that came together so the greatest inventions of our time could be realised.

“The fact that so many of these historical structures broke the architectural mould when they were built shows that really great, innovative design can span generations.”

Here is the full list:

Top 20 favourite British buildings

1 St Paul’s Cathedral, London

2 Stonehenge, Wiltshire

3 The Houses of Parliament, London

4 Edinburgh Castle

5 Buckingham Palace, London

6 Windsor Castle

7 The Shard, London

8 Westminster Abbey, London

9 The Eden Project, Cornwall

10 Blackpool Tower

11 Durham Cathedral

12 Chatsworth House, Derbyshire

13 The Gherkin, London

14 Kings College Chapel, Cambridge

15 Battersea Power station, London

16 The Royal Pavilion, Brighton

17 Alnwick Castle, Northumberland

18 The Royal Liver Building, Liverpool

19 The Mackintosh Building, Glasgow School of Art

20 Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth

Top 10 Favourite British Structures

1 Stonehenge (Wiltshire)

2 Tower Bridge (London)

3 Big Ben (London)

4 The London Eye (London)

5 Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol

6 Hadrian’s Wall (Cumbria - South Shields)

7 The Angel of the North (Gateshead)

8 Blackpool Tower

9 Ironbridge, Shropshire

10 Firth of Forth