Edinburgh Castle amongst Britain’s favourite buildings

EDINBURGH CASTLE has been ranked one of the UK’s favourite buildings following a poll of 2,000 British adults.

Edinburgh Castle has been voted one the UK's favourite buildings. Picture: TSPL
Edinburgh Castle has been voted one the UK's favourite buildings. Picture: TSPL

St Paul’s Cathedral in London was voted Britain’s favourite building, followed closely by Stonehenge.

The two creations ranked higher than The Shard and Westminster Abbey in a survey of 2,000 British adults.

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Sir Christopher Wren’s cathedral, which survived the Blitz unscathed, racked up 38% of the votes, with Stonehenge getting 30%

Edinburgh and Windsor Castles recieved 22% and 20% of the votes, respectively.

A host of other famous London landmarks also made the list, including the Palace of Westminster with just over a quarter of the vote, Buckingham Palace being picked by a fifth of those surveyed, and The Shard being voted for by 18% of people.

The OnePoll survey was carried out to mark the launch of the six-part series, Impossible Engineering, which will air on May 26 on 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.”

Stonehenge was also voted Britain’s favourite structure, with 54%, followed by Tower Bridge with 40%.