THE GARDENS of an iconic Dorset landmark have been voted among the country's best.

Dorset's Corfe Castle have been voted the second most popular National Trust garden in the UK in a recent study carried out by Rated People.

To help inspire both UK trips and garden renovations, Rated People created an index based on how picturesque and how well rated the National Trust gardens are to reveal which ones came out on top in the country. Every National Trust garden in the UK was analysed, using both the number of Instagram hashtags and quality of Google reviews to create a unique index of the best gardens in the country.

According to the research, Dorset's Corfe Castle was only just beaten to the top spot by Tatton Park in Cheshire.

The gardens feature a model village, which shows what the Castle and village would have looked like before its destruction by Cromwell’s troops in 1646. Other attractions in the gardens include giant games, a croquet lawn, fossil corner, enchanted fairy garden, wildlife garden and a terrace for refreshments with sweeping views of the surrounding hills and castle.

The full top 10 revealed in the study by Rated People is as follows: Tatton Park in Cheshire, Corfe Castle in Dorset, Stourhead Landscape Garden in Wiltshire, Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden in north Yorkshire, Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire, Lyme Park in Cheshire, Waddesdon Gardens in Buckinghamshire, Calke Gardens and Parklands in Derbyshire, Hardwick Gardens and Parkland in Derbyshire, and Chartwell Garden in Kent.