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