Mill Garden in Warwick.
I do like to be contrary though. And Warwick Castle does just fine without me hyping it. So this view may be the most dramatic, but wasn't my favourite. That honour goes to the vista from the Mill Garden summerhouse looking across the mill pond and ruined bridge - best enjoyed whilst some welcome sunlight warms your face and the rush of water over the weir provides a soundtrack. You have your back to the castle but the natural charms of the riverside make up for it.
Forget visiting the Castle dungeons - the garden boasts its very own set of stocks. And I'm too old for playing at princesses. Let's face it: it's more likely that most of us would have been working for the folk at the castle than living there. So hanging out at the Mill Garden makes far more sense. The thought that the tiny entrance fee goes to charity, rather than lining the castle coffers, just adds to the delight.