Where is Bridgerton filmed and when is it set?
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Palaces, ballrooms and grandeur galore – many fans are wondering where is Bridgerton filmed and when does it take place?
March 2022 has proven to be an exciting month for Netflix audiences as period drama fans. Bridgerton have FINALLY found Lady Whistledown and Tales of the Ton. the The romantic series captivated everyone when it was released on Christmas Day 2020. With viewers enthralled by both the storyline and its clever classic spins on pop songs – which continues into the Bridgerton Season 2 soundtrack.
Aside from the music and action, fans have also become obsessed with the beautiful historic buildings and settings that appear in the show. The first series was shot in around 100 locations, many of which can be visited in person. And while we enjoy the New Bridgerton cast of season 2 – minus the Duke of Hastings – we thought we’d share the exact locations where the series was filmed.
Where is Bridgerton filmed?
The most of Bridgerton is filmed in Bath. However, they also use other locations across the UK including London, Hertfordshire, Yorkshire, Hampshire, Kent, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Surrey. Many of these filming locations are historic stately homes, some of which have also featured in The crown.
The series explores the lives of affluent city dwellers in the Mayfair district. But while the majority of the scenes were filmed in London, most were actually filmed outside the capital.
Nicola Coughlan, who plays Penelope Featherington in Bridgerton, revealed that Hatfield House in Hertfordshire was his favorite filming location. The exterior, West Garden, Marble Hall and Library of Hatfield were all used for the filming of Bridgerton. Although this is also the framework for other popular movies including The favourite with Olivia Coleman and the Netflix movie Rebecca.
Olivia Coleman fan Nicola said: “We filmed at Hatfield House, which was the house they filmed The Favourite. I snuck upstairs because I wanted to see Olivia Colman’s room. I was trying to rub the walls so that her acting talent would rub against me!
Where is Bridgerton’s house filmed?
The exterior of the Bridgerton family’s Grosvenor Square mansion is filmed at Ranger’s House in Greenwich, southeast London. Back then Bridgerton takes place, the Georgian villa was inhabited by King George III’s sister, Princess Augusta. Although today the opulent residence is managed by English Heritage.
Built in 1722, Ranger House houses a world-class collection of art, including medieval sculptures, ornate jewelry and fine French tapestries. For the appearance of the property in Bridgertonwisteria and ivy have been added to the exterior to give it a more enchanting look.
The interiors of the Bridgerton family home were filmed at RAF Halton – one of the UK’s largest Royal Air Force stations – in Buckinghamshire. Scenes featuring the Great Hall, Stairs, Hallway, and Smoking Room were all filmed here.
The same location was also used to film some of the interiors of the Featherington House. The wedding reception of Daphne Bridgerton and the Duke of Hastings was also filmed there. RAF Halton has been in use by the Army since 1913 and has also been used in Downton Abbey and The King’s Speech.
Jonathan Bailey, who plays Anthony Bridgerton, revealed his experience filming in such beautiful locations:
“We toured these amazing National Trust sites and filmed in places where I had lived nearby,” he said. “At Greenwich Rangers Lodge, which was literally a four minute walk from where I was staying. We filmed right next to Buckingham Palace, Hampton Court Palace. It was just amazing.
Where is the Duke’s Bridgerton home filmed?
The Duke of Hastings’ residence, Clyvedon Castle – where he and Daphne move in together after their wedding – was filmed at Wilton House, Syon House, Castle Howard and Badminton House. The 18th century estate Castle Howard in York is what fans will recognize as the exterior of the Duke’s home.
The portrait hall, hallway, dining room and entrance hall were all photographed at Wilton House in Salisbury. While the office and dressing room of the Duke of Hastings was filmed at Syon House in London. Badminton House in Gloucestershire was also used for the interior plans of Clyvedon Castle, including the Duke’s Drawing Room and Morning Rooms.
Phoebe Dynevor, who plays Daphne Bridgerton, revealed that her very first Bridgerton scene was filmed in the fictional Clyvedon Castle. And that was for one of the most racy scenes on the show.
She explained, “My very first scene was in episode six, where Simon bumps into Daphne. And it was so awesome, because it was safe and fun: you choreograph it like a stunt or a dance.
Where is the Queen’s house in Bridgerton?
Hampton Court Palace in Richmond is Queen Charlotte’s actual residence in Bridgerton. The 47,000 square meter palace just beside the River Thames once belonged to King Henry VIII. Making it the perfect setting for the regal character of the show.
While the Grade 1 listed Hampton Court Palace – built in the 1500s – forms the exterior of Queen Charlotte’s home, another period property has been used for the interior scenes. Wilton House – aka the Duke of Hastings’ estate – also served as the backdrop for his bedroom, drawing room and garden. While the house’s unique cube room with its lavish ivory and gold decorations hosted Queen Charlotte’s throne room.
Queen Charlotte was a true royal married to King George III. And his portrayal in the series turned out to be quite accurate, with the Bridgerton Tobacco sniffing queen known for her habit at the time.
She married her 17-year-old husband and within six hours of meeting them on September 8, 1761. But while the series’ Queen Charlotte (played by Golda Rosheuvel) lived at Hampton Court Palace, the real Queen resided at Buckingham Palace.
Where were the Bridgerton ballroom scenes filmed?
Most of the ballroom scenes were shot in the various rooms of Leigh Court, a historic 19th-century property 45 minutes west of Bath. However, other Bridgerton the balls were filmed in the Meeting Rooms Ballroom and the Guildhall Banqueting Hall in Bath. And the first ball of the season was filmed at the Holburne Museum of Art in Bath.
Production designer Will Hughes-Jones revealed how they fired the bullets:
“We fired three bullets in three days,” he said. “These three – the Ingénue ball [episode 3]which was blue and white with the grand staircase, the crystal ball [episode 2], which was the one that obviously contained a lot of crystal. And the ball of the birds [episode 3] with terracotta walls and a bird theme with live birds that were very loud during filming – it was all done in one building at Leigh Court in Bristol.
Where are the Bridgerton street scenes filmed?
Like most series, the streets of Bath provided plenty of filming locations for Bridgerton’s street scenes. The city’s Royal Crescent was the location for exterior shots of Grosvenor Square and Featherington House. The seamstress and tearoom we see in the first series are also located in Bath.
Far from Mayfair, the ramshackle streets of London are filmed at the Chatham Historic Dockyard in Kent. This is also where Simon and Will’s boxing matches were filmed. And the scenes where Daphne meets the villagers of Clyvedon Village, after moving in with Simon, were filmed in Coneysthorpe in Yorkshire.
As for the exterior spaces of Bridgerton, Painshill Park in Surrey features Primrose Hill in the series and Stowe Park in Buckinghamshire was used to portray Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens. Several exterior scenes were also shot in Windsor Great Park.
What period is Bridgerton set in?
Bridgerton is set in 1813, which puts it in the Regency era. This was when Britain and Ireland were coming to the end of the Georgian era. Regency is originally a political term used to describe when a person was appointed to administer the affairs of the country during the ruler’s minority, absence or incapacity.
Regstar-Jean Page, who played the Duke of Hastings in the first series, spoke about the period of the series. He said, “You realize that these characters face some very 21st century issues on the show.
“People have always had the same wants and needs, whether 200 years ago or now. It’s just dressed in different clothes and shaped by different societal restrictions
“We see this Regency romance through a feminist lens, examining what masculinity means to a broken antihero like my character. And how he can then afford to change and be loved.
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