Bridgerton is a new kind of Regency drama, but its filming locations are anything but new. Those buildings saw much more than anything the Bridgertons have seen. They hosted grand parties and other events and housed some of the richest families in the U.K. If those walls could talk, they'd give us an even juicier drama.
However, Bridgerton's filming locations aren't the only great Regency places still around. There's no shortage of places you can visit in the country that will make you feel like Queen Charlotte or Daphne Bridgerton.
7. Castle Howard
In North Yorkshire sits the impressive Castle Howard. The grand 17th-century estate stands in for Clyvedon Castle, the Duke of Hastings' ancestral home. Exploring the grounds, Bridgerton fans will undoubtedly recognize the Temple of the Four Winds, where one of the most memorable love scenes happened.
Construction on the castle began between 1699 and 1702 and took a century to be completed. According to Viator, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert visited during the summer of 1850.
6. The Ranger's House
If you ever wanted to enter the Bridgerton's home for yourself, you can. All you have to do is visit the regal London borough of Greenwich, where a historic Georgian mansion sits. The building, now known as the Ranger's House, was used as the fictional family's home. Greenwich is a great place to visit if you love the Regency era.
5. Hampton Court Palace
Hampton Court Palace wasn't built during the Regency era, but it is the stand-in for St. James' Palace, where Queen Charlotte welcomes debutantes. According to Viator, most of Queen Charlotte's interior scenes were filmed at Lancaster House, a private neoclassical mansion in London's West End, which was also featured in Downton Abbey and The Crown.
Still, Hampton Court Palace is one of the most famous palaces in the U.K. It was the home of King Henry VIII and embodies the grandiosity of the Tudor era.
4. The Royal Crescent Hotel
Bath is one of the most important places for Bridgerton fans to visit. It was used as a major filming location for Seasons 1 and 2, mostly because Bath has many Regency buildings, including the Royal Crescent Hotel. Its neighbor, No. 1 Royal Crescent, stands in as the Featherington home.
3. Leigh Court
Some might recognize Leigh Court, in Somerset, as the setting of the lavish balls in Bridgerton and where Daphne makes her grand entrance. The estate is something straight out of a Jane Austen novel, with nine rooms originally built to house Sir Philip John Miles in 1811.
2. Regent's Park
Regent's Park isn't a filming location for Bridgerton, but the London park and its surrounding buildings embody everything Regency. The idea for the area came from the Prince Regent himself, according to At Home in England.
Everything was formed by James Burton, the proprietor, Decimus Burton, the urban designer, and famous architect John Nash, who designed some of the most famous Regency buildings in Britain, including Buckingham Palace, the Marble Arch, and the Royal Pavilion.
Regency fans will recognize Chatsworth as the stand-in for Pemberley in the 2005 adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. However, the huge estate in the Derbyshire Dales is the seat of the Duke of Devonshire, not the ancestral home of the Darcy clan. Visiting the estate will make you feel like Elizabeth Bennett.