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Live out your period drama fantasies by booking a Bridgerton-inspired stay in Bath.
No.1 Royal Crescent was used in Bridgerton as the Featherington family's abode.
Bridgerton creator and producer Chris Van Dusen on set.
Bath has a starring role in Bridgerton, being used for much of the filming.
The series has been renewed for a second season after smashing streaming records.
If you visited Bath during the summer of 2019, you may have wandered past horses and carriages, and actors in exquisite period costume.
The camera crews were courtesy of Bridgerton, a series released on Netflix worldwide on Christmas Day 2020, and which swiftly became the network's biggest show to ever have aired, reaching 82 million households in its first 28 days.
Bath has a starring role in the series as much of the filming took place in the city, with the golden, Georgian stone and grand buildings used as a backdrop, standing in for Regency London.
Produced by Shonda Rhimes and starring none other than Julie Andrews as a Gossip Girl-style narrator, Bridgerton features plenty of romance and scandal, following the characters as they navigate the social scene in the 1800s.
The building’s elegant façade and gardens provided some Regency splendour.
Glittering chandeliers above the exciting buzz of a Georgian ball.
A bathroom showroom business on Trim Street stood in for a quaint period tea room.
Based on the bestselling books by Julia Quinn and produced by Shonda Rhimes (of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal), the period drama Bridgerton, set in England in the early 1800s, follows the Bridgerton family and their high society lives and romances.
From the cobbled and picturesque Abbey Green, which stood in for a market square in the series, to The Holburne Museum, which was Lady Danbury's grand mansion, and to Bath Street, the perfect Regency thoroughfare, various city locations in Bath were used extensively in the filming of Bridgerton.
We've earmarked them and provided information about each spot, which means planning a trip to see where Bath features on screen couldn't be easier...
Bath Street – Close to Thermae Bath Spa and the Roman Baths
An Aerial View of The Holburne Museum
The Royal Crescent From Above
Visit Bath and walk in the footsteps of Daphne Bridgerton and the Duke of Hastings, albeit virtually – from the comfort of your own sofa – with our Google Earth tour.
We've put together a walk-through of nine different city locations that were used when filming the series, which, thanks to Google Street View, lets you get a feel of the Georgian grandeur and golden Bath stone which attracted the producers to shoot Bridgerton in Bath.
From zooming in on Lady Danbury's mansion, at the head of the widest thoroughfare in the city, to checking out the exterior of the Featherington family's abode, by showing where all the spots are located, the tour gives you a visual idea of how they relate to one another in terms of distance, in a city which is compact and very walkable.
Zoom out to see all the location pins on the map, and then swoop in to street level, scoping out exact spots from the series!
The Bridgerton costume designers travelled all over the world prior to filming finding inspiration for the custom-made styles.
Take a closer look at some Georgian clothing at Fashion Museum Bath.
If, like us, you watched Bridgerton and marvelled at all the gorgeous period costumes, you’ve come to the right place!
In our blog post, one of the series’ costume dressers, Emma Horn, tells us how she got started in her career, and what it was like working on Netflix’s smash hit. From growing up in Bath and being inspired by Fashion Museum Bath and the city's vintage and antiques flea markets, to moving to London and starting work as a costume stylist in advertising, Emma tells all about her move back to Bath and her work on Bridgerton.
You can learn all about Georgian period dress and historic clothing at Fashion Museum Bath. Their latest exhibition is Shoephoria!, tracing the evolution of shoe design over the past 300 years.
It's no surprise that a series like Bridgerton required a mammoth production process behind the scenes, with a whole crew of designers, artists and technicians working hard to enable filming to run smoothly.
Check out this video Netflix have shared with us, giving an insight into a day behind the scenes with actor Nicola Coughlan. Playing Penelope Featherington in the series, the youngest daughter in the family, she takes us on a day in the life of production.
From 7am starts in the hair and make-up trailer, to dressing in the colourful, embellished costumes, and dance sequence run-throughs in full corsets, preparing for a Bridgerton ball takes a little bit of effort and dedication.
Keep an eye out for clips of Bath too!
The Grade I listed building was originally designed and constructed as a hotel, but is now home to a collection of fine and decorative art.
Built between 1767 and 1775, the Royal Crescent is a sweeping curve of 30 Grade I listed terraced houses.
Due to reopen in April 2021, No.1 Royal Crescent is a museum decorated and furnished just as it might have been in the late 1700s.
Bridgerton is the perfect series to watch for some travel inspiration.
While we may be biased, we think the star of the show is without a doubt the city of Bath, providing a stunning Georgian backdrop to the Regency romance plot.
If watching the series has placed Bath at the top of your list of places to visit when travel restrictions are lifted, you're in luck – many of the locations featured can be visited in real life, making your period drama fantasies come true!
From attractions, like the fascinating Holburne Museum, grand Assembly Rooms, and No.1 Royal Crescent – the Featherington family home in the series – to picture-perfect cobbled streets like those at Abbey Green and along the length of the Royal Crescent, you'll be able to walk in the footsteps of the Bridgerton family and the historic social elite of the time.
Many of the hotel's rooms boast floor-to-ceiling views of the Crescent lawn from grand Georgian windows.
Personal service and award-winning breakfasts await at this hotel on Great Pulteney Street.
The Kennard has a Georgian-inspired courtyard garden, perfect for promenades!
Hotel Indigo's Romance and Mischief-themed rooms are flirtatious and fun with a red velvet and playing card feel.
If you're yearning to visit Bath after watching the series, you'll need somewhere to stay. Luckily, we've found several hotels and guesthouses which make perfect Bridgerton-inspired boltholes for your trip...
From luxurious hotels like No.15 Great Pulteney and Bailbrook House Hotel, to boutique guesthouses such as Poplar House and Waterhouse, we can't promise a dashing Duke to welcome you, but you can expect luxury decor, decadent touches and first-class service!
Think four-poster beds, room service, scenic views, and a slice of history with modern comforts, and you'll be in for a treat.
The Royal Crescent Hotel's special package includes a decadent Champagne afternoon tea.
Enjoy a two-night stay at Brooks Guesthouse, with a city tour of fillming locations from a local guide.
Francis Hotel Bath's package features a signature cocktail, themed afternoon tea, entry to No.1 Royal Crescent and more.
Freshly inspired by Bridgerton, several special offers – that Lady Whistledown would undoubtedly approve of – have been put together by our wonderful Bath hotels.
Make like a Regency Duke or Duchess at The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, the iconic Georgian landmark which featured frequently in the series. Their 'Live Like A Bridgerton' package includes a two-night stay in one of their decadent rooms or suites, a Champagne afternoon tea in the sun-soaked gardens, and an exclusive private evening tour of the Featherington residence (No.1 Royal Crescent museum!)
Brooks Guesthouse Bath, on the edge of the leafy Royal Victoria Park, also have a special Bridgerton package to book. Their 'Bridgerton Walking Tour' deal includes a two-night bed and breakfast stay in a Four Poster King Room, plus a 90-minute walking tour with local guide, Fred Mawer, about the series' filming locations. Francis Hotel Bath's Bridgerton package features, amongst other perks, a signature cocktail on arrival, a themed afternoon tea and entry to No.1 Royal Crescent.
Hear music from the series as a local guide shows you the city sights.
Bath Walking Tours' Blue Badge Guide takes you on a two-hour wander, scoping out the filming locations.
Head on a two-hour walking tour of Bath, taking in the filming locations from the series.
Take in the city sights with Brit Movie Tours, as they show you all the filming locations on a two-hour promenade through the beautiful and historic streets, or book Bath Adventures' Bridgerton Sights & Music Tour. You'll be given over-ear headphones as your guide takes you on a guided walk through Bath, sharing locations, behind-the-scenes gossip and music from the show.
The two-hour Bridgerton Experience from Bath Walking Tours is led by a qualified Blue Badge Tourist Guide with in-depth knowledge of Bath. Re-live the scenes from the series as you see where they were filmed, and hear about the history of the featured buildings and life in the early 1800s. For some bonus trivia, other TV and film locations will be covered in the tour.
2008's The Duchess, starring Keira Knightley, made use of the Royal Crescent for filming.
ITV's 2019 drama about an unlikely detective duo was set in Bath.
Bath's honey-coloured stone provided the perfect backdrop to a scene being filmed in 2019.
Eight miles from Bath, Corsham's High Street doubled as a bustling eighteenth-century Truro.
Bridgerton isn't Bath's only on-screen credit; the city has a long-standing history of attracting directors and producers eager to feature its stunning Georgian architecture and surrounding manor houses and countryside on both the big and small screen.
Period classics are an obvious choice to be shot in Bath, with historic buildings providing the perfect backdrop. Jane Austen adaptations have been filmed here, including the 1995 and 2007 film versions of Persuasion, as well as the movie The Duchess, starring Keira Knightley. The nearby village of Corsham has also played host to Aidan Turner, too, when Poldark was shot there in 2015.
Hollywood hits have also used Bath for filming, including Pulteney Bridge appearing in 2012's Les Misérables, and The Little Theatre Cinema in Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox.