The Real-Life Locations Where ‘Bridgerton’ Was Filmed


If nothing else, 2020 was the year of the binge-worthy TV series, some of which most notably included Tiger King, The Undoing, Emily in Paris, The Mandalorian, Normal People, The Queen’s Gambit and Unorthodox. 

A killer line-up for a year spent mostly on the couch indoors, one last show snuck in, on Christmas Day, mere days out from the end of the year. Despite its December arrival to Netflix, Bridgerton made a huge impact, and it’s fast gaining popularity from streamers all around the world who tune in for the romance, the costumes, or the sense of escapism the picturesque settings bring to our current, monotonous routines.

While from another time — the early 1800s, to be exact — the settings and locations where Bridgerton was filmed still exist in real life. While much of the scenery was shot in Bath, London and Yorkshire, England, a number of historic homes and castles were also used to bring the director’s vision to life.

Below, we take a closer look at where Bridgerton was filmed. If these spots look familiar, it’s because you may have already seen a few of these on-screen in other period dramas including The Crown, The Favourite and Enola Holmes.

The Bridgerton Home

The Bridgerton Home exterior was shot at Ranger’s House. Built in 1722, the Georgian manor is now an art museum in Greenwich, London. Per House Beautiful, wisteria and ivy were reportedly added to the exterior to give the dwelling a more lived-in feel. According to the publication, the Bridgerton home interior was created within RAF Halton, which is one of the UK’s largest Royal Air Force stations.

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The Featherington Home

RAF Halton was transformed once more to create the stunning backdrop that is the Featherington Home interiors, according to House Beautiful. Per Bustle, a series of rooms in Hatfield House in Hertfordshire were also used. As for the manor’s exterior, the front doors of No. 1 Royal Crescent in Bath were filmed, while Hatfield House served as the location for the wider shots. The Hertfordshire manor has been used in countless TV shows and films, including The Favourite, V for Vendetta, The Crown, Harry Potter, Batman and The King’s Speech.

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The Hastings Home

According to Bustle, the real-life location of Simon Basset’s Hastings House is the 450-year-old Wilton House in Salisbury. It’s the current home of the 18th Earl and Countess of Pembroke, boasts historic 17th-century interiors, and is set on over 22 acres of parkland and gardens. It’s said some of the Queen’s scenes were also filmed here in the Single Cube Room.

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Bath, England

With cobblestone paving and colonnades that flank the road, Bath Street in Bath makes for a picturesque backdrop to a number of the street scenes in Bridgerton.

Bath’s Royal Crescent is another recognisable spot from the series. The curved row of homes, built around 1767, is a five-star hotel today, while a museum sits at No. 1 Royal Crescent.

Bath’s Pickled Greens cafe was transformed into gown shop, Modiste, for the series while the Banqueting Room at the Guildhall was used for a handful of the ballroom scenes. The interior of Bath’s Holbourne Museum was used to film two ball scenes, while the exterior served as the setting of the Danbury House, where Lady Danbury resided.

The beautiful city of Bath in Somerset, England, has been used in a handful of notable productions, including Les Miserables, Harry Potter, and Sherlock. The lack of telephone wires and the city’s old-worldly charm makes it a popular filming location for period pieces.

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