Dearest gentle reader, Bridgerton Season Three has arrived and once again we can marvel at the grand manor houses, palaces, castles, and estates that are used as filming locations for the Bridgerton world.

In season three, we follow the love story between Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) and Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton). The pastel-toned Regency world of Bridgerton has been the inspiration for many interiors in the past couple of years, and the historic houses where Bridgerton is filmed have been visited by many.

Some of these grand homes and gardens may look familiar as they are also film locations for other period dramas like The Crown or Pride and Prejudice. So if you’re looking to transport yourself into a (Regency) past, you may well want to visit these beautiful historic houses in England.

Ranger’s House as the Bridgerton’s Family Home (Exterior)

The Palladian-style Georgian mansion in London was used as the exterior for the Bridgerton family home. The grand drawing room of the Bridgerton family where you often see them meet, is actually a set built specifically for the show.

And while Ranger’s House is only used as inspiration for the exterior of the Bridgerton house, it is worthy of a visit as it houses the Wernher Collection, a world-class art collection curated by Sir Julius Wernher, a 19th-century businessman. The collection features 700 works of art like medieval sculptures, old Dutch Masters, and Renaissance paintings.

Most interior scenes from the Bridgerton home are filmed on a set. The color scheme for the house was specifically chosen to reflect the warm and friendly nature of the family. A new addition to the drawing room is the portrait of Violet and her husband above the fireplace.

In season three we are also introduced to the new quarters of Anthony (Jonathan Bailey) and Kate (Simone Ashley), the newly married couple has their own set of rooms in the Bridgerton house. According to production designer Alison Gartshore they wanted to create rooms with a British feel but a bit younger and livelier. To blend the world of Kate and Anthony they added peach tones and Indian references.    

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Wilton House as The Queen’s Palace

Wilton House is a favorite among period drama location scouts, as the house has appeared in Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and Sense and Sensibility and it is used for several fictional places in the Bridgerton universe like Hastings, Clyvedon Castle, and Lady Danbury’s Grand Hall.

In Bridgerton season three, Wilton House is used as The Queen’s Palace. In episode one, we can see the house used as the grand reception room where debutantes are being introduced to the queen. They filmed these scenes in The Double Cube Room at Wilton House.

But Wilton House also appears as the park where Eloise Bridgerton and Cressida Cowper take a stroll after the ball in the first episode. You can clearly see the Whispering Seat from the gardens of Wilton House.  

In the second episode, we can clearly see the Palladian Bridge of Wilton House for the park setting.

Wilton House is located in Salisbury and it has been owned by the Earl of Pembroke since the 16th century. The estate was never sold, and the current owner is the 18th Earl of Pembroke. Wilton House is a must-see for period drama enthusiasts, and luckily, the manor house is open to visitors.

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Squerryes Court as Livingston Estate

In the first episode of Bridgerton season three, we are witnessing a garden party of the Livingston family, which is filmed on the grounds of Squerryes Court. 

Squerryes Court is a late 17th-century manor house outside the town of Westerham in the North Downs of Kent. The Warde family has owned the estate for almost three hundred years and the early Georgian house owns a fine collection of Old Master paintings as well as historic furniture, porcelain, and tapestries.

Ever since the Warde family has owned Squerryes Court, it has been a working estate. It is now a vineyard, and events, tours, and wine tastings are offered. The estate can be visited through a guided tour. For more information, you can visit the website.

Squerryes Court is also used as a film location for the BBC Emma series and Downton Abbey

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The Holburne Museum as Lady Danbury’s House

Lady Danbury is the most influential woman in the Bridgerton world – after The Queen – and therefore she has the honor of organizing the first ball of the season, which is where Penelope makes her great entry. The Holburne Museum is used for the exterior scenes of Lady Danbury’s House.    

The Holburne Museum is located in the Sydney Pleasure Gardens, the only remaining 18th century pleasure gardens in England. The Holburne Museum is the first public art gallery in Bath. The collection of Sir William Holburne is the main attraction of the museum. During his Grand Tour, he acquired a taste for art and this is how he started his collection. He left his art collection, that features work by Gainsborough, Guardi, Stubbs, and Zoffany, to the city of Bath.

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Kingston Bagpuize House as the Kent Estate

Alice and Will Mondrich get a new house in season three. In the first episode we can see the arrival of the family at the Kent Estate which is filmed at Kingston Bagpuize House.

Kingston Bagpuize House is a red brick Georgian house in The Vale of The White Horse in Oxfordshi,re which is surrounded by beautiful gardens and parkland. Tony Hood, location manager of Bridgerton, chose the house for its authenticity: ‘You can see that the furnace has been used, the dining table has been used, it has a lived-in quality that felt very much like a home’.  

This historic charm hasn’t gone unnoticed with other location scouts as it is also used as a film location in Emma (as Mrs. Goddard’s School) and Downton Abbey (as Lord Merton’s home).

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Buckingham Palace Garden as The Queen’s Residence

We briefly see Buckingham Palace Garden at the start of episode two, the next scene sees Queen Charlotte with Lady Danbury inside the palace, which is filmed at Wilton House.

Buckingham Palace Garden is the largest private garden in the city of London with 325 wild plant species, 30 species of breeding bids, and over 1000 trees. The 39-acre garden is often used for royal events but it can also be partly visited in the Summer months.

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The Royal Crescent in Bath

The story of Bridgerton is set in London, but filming mainly takes place in Bath. Lovers of period dramas know Bath as the city is often used as a film location (f.e. Persuasion) thanks to its largely untouched architecture and the well-preserved Roman baths. It’s no wonder that Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Royal Crescent is a landmark in Bath and has appeared often in period dramas. The thirty terraced houses are laid out in a sweeping crescent shape and reflect the elegance and grandeur of the Georgian period.    

The architectural landmark was built between 1767 and 1774 and designed by architect John Wood the Younger. You can easily visit this landmark and film location, or you can stay at the luxury Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa. And if you want to know more about Georgian life, you can visit the museum at No. 1 Royal Crescent, which is also used as the exterior for the Feathertington family home.

Halton House as Bridgerton House Entrance Hall

When Penelope visits Colin at his family house, she stands in the great white central hall of the Bridgerton house. This scene is filmed at Halton House in the Chiltern Hills in Buckinghamshire.

Halton House is a manor house that was built in the late 19th century for Alfred Freiherr de Rothschild and it was inspired by Waddesdon Manor, another Rothschild home. Today, the manor house is used as the main officers’ mess for RAF Halton, but you can also often see it in period movies and television series such as The Crown, Downton Abbey, and The Queen.  

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Osterley Park and House

The ball in the second episode is filmed at Osterley Park and House in West London. The Georgian manor was originally built in the 1570s, but Robert Adam remodeled it in the 18th century. Today, the house looks as it would have done in the 1780s, and it is considered one of the finest and most complete houses designed by Robert Adam.

The estate is owned by the National Trust, and it is open to visitors.  

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Grimsthorpe Castle as the Hawkins Residence

The Innovations Ball of Lord and Lady Hawkins in episode three of Bridgerton is filmed at Grimsthorpe Castle in Lincolnshire. Despite its name, the country house is not a castle, instead it is built on the location of an early 13th century castle.

Grimsthorpe Castle has been the home of the de Eresby family since the early 16th century, and its currently the residence of the granddaughter of Nancy Astor, Jane Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby, 28th Baroness Willoughby de Eresby.

The castle is surrounded by 3,000 acre park of rolling pastures, lakes, and woodland landscaped by Capability Brown. The castle and grounds are also open to visitors, visit the website for more information.

Wrest Park as Lord Debling’s House

The library of Lord Debling is an impressive space that is filmed at Wrest House. Built in the early 19th century by Thomas de Grey and 2nd Earl de Grey, the house features some of England’s earliest Rococo Revival interiors.

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Hampton Court Palace

An actual palace was used as a film location this season of Bridgerton. Hampton Court Palace was used for the ball scenes in the fourth episode.

Hampton Court Palace was built for Cardinal Wolsey in the early 16th centu,ry buit quicklyit became the favorite palace of King Henry VIII. The palace is one of two surviving palaces that was owned by Henry VIII.  The palace is now a blend of Tudor and Baroque architecture after King William III rebuilt the palace. You can also visit the palace, go to the website for more information.

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