Ever since Bridgerton premiered on Netflix on Christmas day, we’ve been as captivated by the series as the show’s love interests are with each other—and we’re particularly enthralled by the stunning filming locations seen in each episode. In total, 15 sites helped bring Bridgerton to life, some of which were also featured in The Crown, Rebecca, The Favourite, Enola Holmes, and even a Jonas Brothers music video. Below, take a trip to England with us and explore these impressive sites.
*Some spoilers ahead!*
The Bridgerton Residence
The very first home we see in Bridgerton is the wisteria-covered residence of the Bridgerton family, which includes Lady Bridgerton, her four sons (Anthony, Benedict, Colin, and Gregory), and her four daughters (Daphne, Eloise, Francesca, and Hyacinth). Turns out you can actually visit the site that acts as this home’s exterior: Ranger’s House is an art museum located in Greenwich, London that was built in 1722. For the home-turned-museum’s appearance in Bridgerton, wisteria and ivy were added to the exterior, to give it a more enchanting appearance. As for the interiors, RAF Halton—one of the UK’s largest Royal Air Force stations—takes on this role.
The Featherington Residence
Some of the filming locations for Bridgerton were used to depict more than one residence, like the aforementioned RAF Halton, which acted as both the Featheringtons’ dining room and the Bridgertons’ home interiors. Another potentially familiar site was also used for interiors of the Featheringtons’ residence: Hatfield House, which can also be seen in The Favourite, Enola Holmes, Rebecca, and the Jonas Brothers’ “Sucker” music video. The third and final location used to bring the Featheringtons’ home to life was No. 1 Royal Crescent, a museum in Bath, England—and it was solely used for its front doors.
The Duke of Hastings' Residence
The Duke of Hastings’ lifelong home consists of three filming locations: Wilton House, Syon House, and Badminton House, all of which are country houses that were built hundreds of years ago. If you’re a period drama connoisseur like we are, you’ve probably seen Wilton House in The Crown, Emma, and Pride and Prejudice, to name a few of its other starring roles. Wilton House serves as both the exterior and parts of the interior of the Hastings’ home, while Syon House and Badminton House were solely used for their interiors. (Fun fact: Badminton House is located just 20 minutes from Highgrove House, where Prince Charles and Camila live.)
Lady Danbury’s Residence
If you’ve already binge-watched all eight episodes of Bridgerton, you’ll know that Lady Danbury is like a mother figure to the Duke of Hastings, whose mother died shortly after giving birth to him—and the Lady and Duke’s connection doesn’t end there. It just so happens that two country houses that were used to create the interiors of Duke of Hasting’s residence were also used for the interiors of Lady Danbury’s home: Badminton House and Wilton House. As for the exterior of Lady Danbury’s pad, the Holburne Museum of Art perfectly played this part.
The Queen’s Residence
It only makes sense that any period drama that features a queen must seek out extraordinary sites to create Her Majesty’s royal abode, and Bridgerton did just that. An actual palace was used for the exterior of Queen Charlotte’s residence, known as Hampton Court Palace, a Grade I listed site that was built in the 1500s for the chief minister of King Henry VIII, Cardinal Thomas Wolsey. Both Lancaster House and Wilton House were enlisted to act as the interiors of the Queen’s palace.
The Duke and Duchess’ Residence
After two certain characters get married, they live in the fictional Clyvedon Castle, with the exterior being Castle Howard and the interiors being North Mymms Park, Wilton House, and Badminton House. All four of these sites are open to the public, and you can even get married at North Mymms Park—and bring your Bridgerton-inspired dreams to life. Clearly, Wilton House has the ability to play a range of roles, given that it acted as four different homes in Bridgerton.
The characters of Bridgerton spend plenty of time at home (and we can’t blame them—we wish our houses looked anything like theirs)—but they also attend balls quite regularly, in true Regency-era fashion. Leigh Court, Guildhall, the Bath Assembly Rooms, and the aforementioned Holburne Museum of Art were all selected to create the many ballroom scenes of Bridgerton—and we wouldn’t mind having no one to dance with if these interiors were our view for the evening.
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