- Amid all the scandal and romance the Netflix drama Bridgerton also has some swoon-worthy settings.
- From the streets of Bath to the gardens in Hyde Park to a real-life royal castle.
- If you're a fan of the show take notes and add it to your travel bucket list.
Everyone's talking about Bridgerton, London's high society's scandalous affairs, the fashion, the epic romance, and the steamy scenes.
And while that is all captivating, the show is also shot in stunning filming locations and settings.
From the streets of Bath to the gardens in Hyde Park to a real-life royal castle – take a trip through the world of Bridgerton.
The Streets of Bath
Although most of Bridgerton is set in London in 1813, most of the street scenes were 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 sets for Bridgerton 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 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 for filming Bridgerton. 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 house 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, Somerset
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 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.
Royal Crescent, Bath
From the very beginning of the series, Grosvenor Square is named as the epicentre 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 Queen Charlotte in the series. The palace is open for visitors and has its own history of scandal to uncover on your visit.
Chatham Dockyard, Kent
The Chatham Dockyard served as the filming location for many of the boxing scenes with the Duke and his friend Will. They were also the location that Marina is taken to to be scared straight by Baroness Featherington.
Castle Howard, York
Castle Howard in York served as the filming location for Clyvedon, the marital home of Daphne and Simon, and it's open to the public for visits. You can explore the beautiful grounds and pray for a rainstorm of your own.
If you’re feeling inspired to play out your own Bridgerton fantasies hop on a Contiki tour and take in the sights. The Great Britain and Ireland will give you a fantastic insight into the British Isles while the London for New Year will have you exploring the capital in search of the Duke and Lady Daphne.
Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht (Source: The Travel Corporation South Africa)