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The record-breaking, Netflix series Bridgerton with 82 million viewers features some of England’s most regal locations, all providing a lavish backdrop for the story of navigating Regency London’s competitive marriage market.
Relive the finest moments of the Duke of Hastings and Daphne Bridgerton love story or get excited for the new season by planning a visit to these popular Bridgerton filming locations.
From beautiful scenery to historical buildings, here’s where Netflix created this regency-era romance.
Real-life Bridgerton Filming Locations
Season 1 of Bridgerton is based in and around London, but it was shot in various locations around the UK. The show is based on Julia Quinn’s bestselling novels of the same name.
Outside The Bridgertons’ House
The Bridgertons (main family in the series) are housed in a stunning Georgian mansion which is actually the Rangers’ House on the outskirts of Greenwich Park in London. This elegant Georgian villa dating back to 1723, the red brick mansion was originally built by Captain Francis Hosier on wasteland adjacent to Greenwich park. At the time, it boasted easy access to London by road and river.
The Ranger’s House underwent many changes of ownership over the years. Since 2002, the mansion houses The Wernher Collection, a collection of over 700 world-class art accumulated by 19th-century businessman, Sir Julius Wernher.
Greenwich is also home to the UNESCO World Heritage site Cutty Sark, as well as a popular neighbourhood for independent markets, shops and cafes.
Inside The Bridgertons House
The inside of the Bridgerton family home was filmed at Halton House in Buckinghamshire, which is known for its *chef’s kiss* staircase.
The Duke of Hastings’ House
The house is actually Wilton House in Salisbury which dates back to 1544 when the house and land were gifted by King Henry VIII to Sir William Herbert.
The estate has remained in the family ever since. It has also featured in other dramas, including The Crown and Pride and Prejudice.
Lady Danbury’s Estate
You see the outside of this Georgian era home as the characters are coming and going on horse and carriages. One of the most memorable scenes at the estate is when Queen Charlotte awards Daphne as star debutant in the first episode.
Bridgerton scenes filmed at Lady Danbury’s Estate were shot at The Holburne Museum in Bath, Somerset, England.
The Grade 1 listed building was Bath’s first public art galley and is home to the fine and decorative arts collection started by Sir William Holburne (1793-1874).
The house was built in 1799, at the height of the Georgian era when George III was reigning, you can visit the Museum to see this fine example of Georgian architecture and his collections for an optional donation or book special paid exhibitions.
Located in Sydney Gardens, which is a public park, you can access the Museum from the front, where you get the view from Bridgerton filming from the gate to the right without needing to go inside.
You can also access the Museum from the Gardens behind and use their café which is decidedly modern in contrast! It was popular during the Georgian era to walk in Sydney Gardens, you can imagine promenading like they do in Bridgerton.
To get to the museum it’s a 10-minute walk from the center of Bath along Great Pultney Street, which is one of the most beautiful Georgian streets in the country. There are also bus stops nearby for the D1, U1, and U3 and a small amount of pay & display parking, which requires coins or use their bike racks.
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Painshill Park in Cobham was also featured in Bridgerton as Primrose Hill. The park was created between 1738 and 1773 by the Honourable Charles Hamilton after he was inspired by Renaissance landscape painting.
This magnificent award-winning 18th-century landscape garden is where the elite families in the show spend a lot of time strolling while sharing the latest gossip.
Castle Howard in Yorkshire is recognized as the Duke’s country estate where Simon Basset and Daphne go on their honeymoon. It was named “One of the top 10 buildings you must visit in your lifetime” by The Telegraph.
This historic estate took over 100 years to build and there was a time when it was bigger than the Queen’s residence.
The Gentleman’s Club
The show features many steam scenes at the Gentleman’s Club. These scenes were shot at Pall Mall’s The Reform Club in London, as well as in Lancaster House – a building owned by the government’s Foreign and Commonwealth office.
It’s said that Winston Churchill took time out of his ministerial duties at this club too.
The club used to be just an all-male membership for decades until it changed its rule to include admitting women in 1981. Today, the Reform Club is only open to private members.
The Fetheringtons’ House
The famous Royal Crescent in Bath is a curved row of terraced houses built by John Wood between 1767 and 1774. This is probably one of the most recognizable Bridgerton filming locations. The most famous landmark in Bath appeared as the backdrop in quite a few episodes of the famous Netflix series.
No 1 Royal Crescent, which is a museum showing the life of the wealthy Bath aristocracy in the 18th century, was also used to film the residence of the Featherington family.
The Royal Crescent is a row of 30 terraces houses built between 1767 and 1775 by architect John Wood the Younger. It is listed as a Grade I building, and it’s a fine example of Georgian architecture, with 114 columns that are 76 centimeters wide and 14.3 meters high. The idea of the building was to create a feeling of country living inside a town, by having the buildings facing the greenery.
Even if over the years the buildings have had several modifications, the appearance of the houses is not pretty much the same, with the exception of some small balconettes on the first floor. Many of the windows have been restored to how they would have looked like in the 18th century.
It is easy to identify which is the middle of the Crescent, as the house marking it has two sets of columns and a single window in between. Visiting the Royal Crescent is a must when you do a day trip to Bath, especially that is free of charge.
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Bridgerton Filming Location Lookalikes
These amazing locations around the world will have you feeling like you’re on set filming Bridgerton.
Buckingham Palace, London
Buckingham Palace is one of London’s Royal Palaces and the residence of the Queen. It is a must-see attraction when visiting London, but it is only open to the public between July and October.
During that time visitors have the chance to explore 19 lavishly decorated staterooms that are still used for official functions along with the Palace’s garden where the Queen’s annual parties take place. The rest of the year visitors can see the Palace from the outside or they can watch the Changing of the Guards ceremony.
Buckingham Palace was also one of the filming locations for the popular Bridgerton series on Netflix. During the time the series took place, Buckingham Palace was under construction as the royals at the beginning of the 19th century were moving from Buckingham House to Buckingham Palace. This change is also depicted in the series.
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Chateau of Le Preverger, France
Overlooking the lush hills of St. Tropez, Le Preverger is a 14-bedroom chateau on a 140-acre estate.This was once the home of iconic interior designer Laura Ashley.
The estate offers elegant bedrooms, a private chef, stunning reception rooms, an enviable library, a private helipad and hangar for the use of guests. If peace and privacy are what you seek, this estate will have you feeling like a Bridgerton character with fragrant lavender fields, dappled forest walks and hilltop vistas to explore and enjoy.
For fine dining, designer boutiques, and all-night entertainment, the Côte d’Azur is a 40-minute drive away.
Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, England
Chatsworth House is located in central England in the beautiful Peak District National Park in Derbyshire. Chatsworth House and its 737 hectares of gardens let off the Bridgerton vibe because of the 19th-century look.
Interestingly, Chatsworth House has been with 16 generations of the Cavendish family since the 1550s. The 12th Duke and Duchess of Devonshire still live there today, but the public can visit today because it is looked after by a charity – The Chatsworth House Trust. You can pay to go inside and explore its 30 rooms, including the Painted Hall, chapel, and Sculpture Gallery. The Painted Hall was used to impress guests and is one of the grandest rooms in the house. Therefore, it looks like it could be one of the ballroom scenes in the Bridgerton set.
The garden will remind you of the outdoor scenes in the show. This is because of the stunning greenery, bridges, river, and incredible water features. There are miles of footpaths to enjoy, outdoor art exhibitions and beautiful views of the Chatsworth House, and the park. It is a pleasure to walk around and next door you can have a traditional English afternoon tea in the Farmyard Café, so you can feel like you’re in the period drama.
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Giverny Gardens, France
The house and gardens of Claude Monet in Giverny is one of the most famous gardens in France with over 500 000 visitors annually. Claude Monet was a French painter most well-known for his series of serene water lilies paintings.
In 1980, Monet and his second wife Alice moved their family to the hamlet of Giverny where he set to work to create a private haven where he would produce some of his most well-loved works over the final decades of his life.
The Monet’s garden has an abundances of flowers, a lily pond with a picturesque Japanese bridge. Monet died in 1926 and The property has been open to the public since September 1980.
Courtyard of Central Library, Boston
The courtyard of the Central Library in Copley Square is one of Boston’s most beautiful havens from the hustle and bustle of the city. It blooms with fresh florals and lush greenery,
Apart from the breathtaking garden, this iconic space with stunning architecture has long been a favorite venue for events like fairy tale-esque weddings, and picturesque courtyard cocktail parties.
Inveraray Castle, Scotland
As well as being one of the best castles in Scotland, Inveraray Castle has some great Bridgerton vibes. While meandering through the exquisite gardens here, it’s easy to imagine you could be walking the grounds of one of the lavish stately homes synonymous with this incredible series. Or that perhaps you could bump into the Duke of Hastings!
While, unfortunately, you’re unlikely to meet the Duke of Hastings here, this impressive Scottish castle has been the ancestral seat of the Dukes of Argyll, Chief of the Clan Campbell, since the 18th century. Today, the 13th Duke still resides here with his family.
Inveraray Castle is a popular tourist attraction and it is possible to visit inside the castle and gardens. Tickets for access to the castle and gardens cost £13.50 or you can choose to just visit the gardens for £6. With two acres of immaculately maintained formal gardens, as well as 180 hectares of park of woodland, it is well worth at least visiting the gardens.
Within the castle you can also discover many of the extravagant rooms, as well as a collection of over 1,300 pikes, muskets, swords and other weapons.
There’s also a cafe, gift shops and bathrooms available for visitors.
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The Old Vicarage, Sussex
The Old Vicarage is a Grade II listed property located in the village of Icklesham in East Sussex, a short driving distance from the town of Rye, with boutique, historic pubs and antique shops.
This Georgian property was built in 1820 is an ideal place for someone looking for a vacation in an idyllic rural location. The property has 6 bedrooms and sleeps 12 people, and pets are allowed at an extra charge.
The Palace of Versailles, France
The Palace of Versailles in France is a picturesque Bridgerton-style royal residence. Once the seat of power for the French government, Versailles is now a testament to French history and grandeur. Located a 45 minute train ride south west of Paris, the palace dwells in the small town of Versailles.
Built in the 1600s and commissioned by Louis XIV (the Sun King), the Palace features French Baroque architecture, grand gardens, statues and marble courts. Rooms of particular interest are the Marie Antoinette living quarters, with it’s glamorous gold leaf and cream walls, green silk furnishings, exotic ceramics and wood panelling.
The Hall of Mirrors, where large celebrations were held, is famous for it’s intricately painted vaulted ceiling, luxurious wall of arched mirrors, and grand crystal chandeliers. Other rooms of note are the King’s quarters and the Chapel.
To the back of the palace are the Royal Gardens. Used for promenading with the who’s who of the time, these gardens are centred around a broad avenue. The avenue is flanked by rows of large trees and ends at the incredible Fountain of Apollo. Beyond the fountain is the Grand Canal, which featured golden Venetian gondolas slowly drifting through the glassy waters, a mere 400 years ago.
Don’t forget to visit the other attractions available on the Palace of Versailles grounds. The Estate of Trianon is also beautifully built and worth a peruse.
Versailles Entrance Fee starts at 18 euros and is open 9am-6:30pm Tuesday-Sunday.
The Somerset Castle, Bath
The Somerset Castle is located on a Historic 500 acre estate just 10 miles from the historic and popular city of Bath
The estate is well known for its romantic wedding ceremonies, 18 hole golf course, and luxury accommodation that sleeps up to 24 people. On this amazing estate, you’ll find parklands, architecture, and lakes.
This serene location is a great option for a weekend getaway for couples in Europe.
Parc de Bagatelle, Paris
This 18th-century park is situated at the heart of the Bois de Boulogne, and it’s one of Paris’s four botanical gardens. The word Bagatelle derives from the Italian bagattella, which means “a trifle”. In French, une bagatelle means something of little value or importance.
The Parc de Bagatelle was created in 1775, it was built in just 64 days following a bet between Marie-Antoinette and the Count of Artois.
The park contains a magnificent rose garden with 9000 plants, a Chinese style pagoda, and waterfalls. Today the park regularly hosts exhibitions and events as well as classical music concerts in the summer. This dreamy chateau could make a perfect location for filming Bridgerton.
Walton Castle, North Somerset
Walton Castle is a 17th Century, Grade II listed castle set upon a hill in Clevedon, North Somerset, England.
It has a unique blend of historic elegance and modern comfort, making it Ideal for weddings, holidays, celebrations and corporate events.
The picturesque Walton Castle looks like one of the Bridgerton filming locations as it was built on the site of an earlier Iron Age hill fort.