Where was Bridgerton filmed? This is why you might recognise some of Bridgerton filming locations

If the Bridgerton filming locations look a little familiar to you, this is why...

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If like us, you're still completely obsessed with Netflix drama Bridgerton  (and are patiently awaiting  for Bridgerton's second season), then no doubt you've probably googled 'Bridgerton filming locations'.

The popular series, based on Julia Quinn's bestselling novels and starring Regé-Jean Page and Phoebe Dynevor, tells the tale of eight siblings in the early 1800's, trying to find love in the world of high society London. As expected, it's set in a gorgeous fairytale-esque setting, with many of the homes and buildings looking quite familiar to some of us. Here's why... 

But where was Bridgerton actually filmed?

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Even though it's based in London, most of its filming was done outside of England's capital city - instead opting to film it in the picturesque city of Bath. 

In fact, the drama had around 100 filming locations - in Bath and around the rest of the UK.

The Somerset city set the backdrop for most of the show - with a museum in the city, called No.1 Royal Crescent, providing the exterior view of Featherington House - the family's main house.

Meanwhile the exterior of the  Bridgertons home, where Lady Bridgerton resides with her eight children, is Ranger’s House - an art museum located in Greenwich, London that was built in 1722. The scenes inside the home where filmed at RAF Halton—one of the UK’s largest Royal Air Force stations. 

One of the most extravagant homes on the show is of course, the Duke of Hastings' lifelong residence where he and Daphne move in together after their wedding. This was filmed in different locations: Wilton House, Syon House, and Badminton House, all of which are country estates built hundreds of years ago. 

As for Queen Charlotte's home, the exterior of this was  Hampton Court Palace - a Grade I listed site that was built in the 1500s for the chief minister of King Henry VIII, Cardinal Thomas Wolsey. The interior scenes where shot in both Lancaster House and Wilton House. 

Other locations used around the city including art galleries and museums were used for wedding scenes - including Holburne Museum.

Some of the locations have previously been used in other Netflix dramas

Many stately homes around England were also used to film the Netflix series in - including one next to Prince Charles' home. While the show's production designer Will Hughes-Jones kept the name of the house under wraps, we now know it is Badminton House which was partly used to film the Duke's residence. Hughes-Jones said during a press conference: "That [the house] is regularly used by the royal family, so we would get a very short period of time to get in there, get rid of the 20th century, take it back to our period."

The TV show also used Hatfield House, a mansion based in Hertfordshire. The house may look familiar - as it's been the location for other popular films including The Favourite, starring Olivia Coleman and also Netflix film Rebecca.

Another recognisable location in the TV series is Somerley House in Ringwood. If you're a fan of The Crown, then you'll recognise it as Charles and Princess Diana's Highgrove house in the popular show. The house is normally used for British weddings and events. Wilton House (used for both Queen Charlotte and the Duke's homes in Bridgerton)  has also been used by Netflix for The Crown, as well as being a shooting location for movies Emma, and Pride and Prejudice. 

We can't wait to see where they film the second season!