Where was Bridgeton filmed? That’s the question on everyone’s lips as fans around the world eagerly await season 3 of Netflix’s smash hit. Although we don’t yet have a date announced for the next instalment of Shonda Rime’s steamy period drama, we do have May 4th to look forward to as the first Bridgerton spinoff, revolving around Queen Charlotte, drops then. Eeek!
Best described as a captivating crossbreed between Gossip Girl and Downton Abbey, with a refreshing multicultural cast mix to boot, its little wonder the series has captured so many fans across the world. So, as we get ready for Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, and eagerly await season 3, let’s channel our inner Daphnes, and dream of the stunning Bridgeton filming locations and settings to add to our bucket lists for 2021.
The Streets of Bath
Although most of Bridgerton is set in London in 1813, a majority of the street scenes were actually shot 2.5 hours away on the streets of Bath. The city’s architecture is perfect for the time period of the show. It’s also an amazing town for good food, the arts and natural hot springs.
Rangers House, London
Surprisingly, one of the most prominent Bridgerton filming locations can actually be found right in London. The Bridgerton residence may lack stunning blooms in real life, but you can see it in the flesh at the Ranger’s House. It can now be visited as an art museum.
Wilton House, Salisbury
England has its fair share of 1800s-appropriate architecture to use as Bridgerton filming locations. But, in order to keep scenes authentic to the times, the interior shots proved to be more challenging.
Many of the shots of the characters’ various homes were all filmed inside the Wilton House. The estate dates back to 1544 and is open to the public. You can visit Wilton House and explore the rooms and grounds for yourself. Just don’t bother searching the drawers for love letters from Sir George.
Leigh Court, Sommerset
The drama-filled balls of Bridgerton needed an impressive setting, and they delivered. Leigh Court served as the perfect filming location for these ballroom scenes. It’s a popular wedding venue, and brides love to make an entrance down that staircase, just as Daphne did.
Holburne Museum of Art, Bath
Bridgerton, true to its era, had its fair share of balls, and many of the ballroom scenes were filmed inside Holburne Museum. Today, this museum holds an impressive collection of eighteenth-century art.
It was also the filming location for various scenes in Lady Danbury’s home as well. Maybe a portrait of the late Duchess will be added as an Easter egg for Bridgerton fans in the future…?
Royal Crescent, Bath
From the very beginning of the series, Grosvenor Square is named as the epicenter of the Bridgerton universe. Despite the name drop within the first minute, the real square isn’t found in the show. Bath’s Royal Crescent served as the filming location for many of the characters’ arrivals and departures home. It’s a beautiful place to walk, whether you call one of the 30 homes on the crescent your own or not.
Hyde Park, London
In addition to wardrobe envy, Bridgerton gave us major garden envy. The stunning English gardens were the backdrop for some of the most emotional moments in the series. London’s own Hyde Park served as the filming location for many garden scenes in the show. It is a lovely place to plan your own romantic picnic (or gossip session) as well.
Hampton Court Palace, Molesey
Only a palace is fit for a queen, and although Buckingham didn’t make any appearances in Bridgerton, another royal castle did. Hampton Court Palace served as the home of King Henry VIII in real life, and also served as the home of the queen in Bridgerton. The palace is open for visitors and has its own history of scandal to uncover on your visit.
Chatham Dockyard, Kent
If you appreciated the boxing scenes as much as I did, you’ll be inclined to explore this area of Kent, searching for Simon. The Chatham Dockyard served as the filming location for many of these scenes with the Duke and his friend Will. They were also the location that Marina is brought to be scared straight by Baroness Featherington.
Castle Howard, York
As things wrap up and our fave couple finally start their (complicated) lives together, we’re introduced to their marital crib, Clyvedon. Castle Howard in York served as the filming location for Clyvedon, and it’s open to the public for visits. You can explore the beautiful grounds and pray for a rain storm of your own.