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Where was Bridgerton Season 3 filmed? Discover the lavish locations you can visit

Bridgerton is back and with it a chance to marvel at some of the most sumptuous country houses and grandiose palaces in the country

Dear reader, the Regency-era television series returns to our screens this month (with a further four episodes dropping on 13 June) and has likely left you asking the question, where was Bridgerton Season 3 filmed? As love, scandal and secrets are revealed in the Shonda Rhimes-produced Netflix show, we’re also treated to a visual feast of extravagant sets, from grandiose palaces and majestic castles to bucolic country estates. Here’s everything you need to know about the scene-stealing spots where Bridgerton Season 3 was filmed.

Where was Season 3 of Bridgerton filmed?

The third instalment of the quick-witted period drama focuses on the ‘will-they, won’t they’ romance between Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton) and Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan). But as well as its gripping storyline, Season 3 of Bridgerton is as sumptuous to look at as its predecessors – if not more so. Indeed as the couple’s sweeping love story unfurls, we’re invited into more palatial-than-ever mansions, grand castles, picturesque parks and some of the most opulent ballrooms you’ve likely laid eyes on. 

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As before, most of Season 3 was filmed in London and the UK, and you’ll likely recognise a few favourite haunts, as well as some less familiar ones. And as with the filming locations in the previous two Seasons, you can visit many of these historic properties. “With season three we wanted to make everything bigger, everywhere,’ says location manager Tony Hood, who’s worked on all three series, as well as the spin-off Netflix show Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story. “More colour, bigger costumes, bigger locations… more everything.” 

Which areas of London appear in Season 3 of Bridgerton?

One of the scene-stealers in the new series is Osterley Park and House, a sprawling Georgian pile in Isleworth. We first get a glimpse of the National Trust property in the second episode, at the Full Moon Ball. The formal gardens – returned to their 18th century grandeur following a six-year project – make the ideal location for the ethereal moonlit party. 

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Another palace to star is the red brick Tudor-era Hampton Court Palace in Richmond, which returns as Queen Charlotte’s palace (Lancaster House in Westminster is used for the interiors). Described by Hood as “very square, very neat, very Regency,” it is the scene of the Queen’s Greek myth ballet and ball in episode 4. Lord Burlington’s 18th century villa Chiswick House is also back for series 3 as a backdrop for church and carriage shots.

Where is the Bridgerton’s house?

As with the previous two series, the exterior of the London home of the Bridgerton family, said to be on Mayfair’s Grosvenor Square, is in fact Ranger’s House on the boundary of Greenwich Park and Blackheath. The asymmetrical 18th century red brick and Portland stone building (with added wisteria and ivy to make it more enchanting) is an English Heritage museum, housing the collection of 19th century diamond magnate Sir Julius Wernher.

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The third season of Bridgerton may be set in London but, as with the previous shows, Bath features heavily as a stand-in for the city. Hardly surprising, when you consider the city’s splendid Georgian architecture and its cobbled streets (complete with ‘period’ lampposts), which lend themselves perfectly to shooting historic town scenes

Which are the countryside stately homes in Bridgerton 3? 

Outside of London, one of the main stars of the new show is Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. Though we saw it in Queen Charlotte, this is the palace’s debut in Bridgerton, appearing as the exterior of Buckingham House. It’s also the most Instagrammable filming location of Season 3, with an impressive 201,951 posts featuring the hashtag. Wilton House, the Palladian style stately home near Salisbury in Wiltshire, returns as a stand-in for the interiors of Buckingham House.

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Though we caught glimpses of Basildon Park in Berkshire as the Featherington’s garden, in this series the 18th century mansion’s interiors also make an appearance as the home of wealthy widow Lady Tilley Arnold. Another new character in this series is Lord Hawkins, an eccentric invention enthusiast. Grimsthorpe Castle in Lincolnshire doubles as his quirky home, where he throws an Innovation Ball to display his futuristic designs. The cast have also been spotted filming at Claydon House in Buckinghamshire, which is slated to appear in the second half of the season.

Where are the garden and park scenes filmed in Season 3 of Bridgerton?

Bridgerton is as much about its picturesque park scenes and pretty-as-a-picture garden parties, as it is about its grandiose throne rooms and lavish balls. A new location in Season 3 is Squerryes Court in Sevenoaks. The ancestral home of the Warde family was transformed in a week into the setting for the deliciously over-the-top garden party after the ladies’ presentation to Queen Charlotte in episode 1, which saw 350 crew members actors and staff on site during filming.

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Also making an appearance is Painshill Park, Cobham. We saw its green gardens, tranquil lake and romantic 18th century bridges in Season 1 as a backdrop to flirting and family picnics. In the third series we see it again, this time as the site where Lord Hawkins debuts his hot air balloon.

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The Key Filming Locations for Bridgerton season 3

Ranger’s House, Blackheath, London

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The English Heritage museum is home to The Werner Collection – a unique art collection of 19th century diamond magnate Sir Julius Wernher. Often cited as one of the greatest private collections ever assembled in Europe, over 700 works are on display, including mediaeval sculptures, ornate jewellery, Renaissance paintings, Dutch Old Masters and French tapestries.

Bath

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The city’s Royal Crescent provides the backdrop to scenes set in Mayfair with the museum No1 Royal Crescent standing in as the Featheringtons’ home and, crucially, Penelope’s window, which we see her gazing out of wistfully. Also returning to our screens is Holburne Museum – the city’s first public art gallery – as the instantly recognisable exterior of Lady Danbury’s home.

Osterley Park and House, Isleworth, London

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This neoclassical country pile in Isleworth is one of the last surviving estates in London (though it’s so bucolic, you’d never guess you were minutes from Hounslow). Originally a Tudor house built in the 1570s by Sir Thomas Gresham, it was redesigned in the late 18th century by architect Robert Adam for the Child family to impress guests – now a National Trust property, it is presented as it would have looked in the 1780s.

Hampton Court Palace, Richmond, London

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Grade I-listed Hampton Court Palace is one of the most famous Tudor sites in the UK. Once the home of Henry VIII and his many wives, in the late 17th-century William III and Mary II commissioned Sir Christoper Wren to build a new baroque palace, which Queen Victoria decided to open to the public in 1838. To this day, its rooms are packed with art and history, while the 60 acres of grounds include a Magic Garden and the world’s oldest surviving hedge maze.

Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire

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The seat of the Dukes of Marlborough – Blenheim Palaceis impressive to say the least, a masterpiece of Baroque architecture with a park landscaped by Capability Brown. It was built as a gift to John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, from Queen Anne in the early 18th century. Today it houses one of the most important collections of portraits, furniture, sculpture and tapestries in Europe. There’s much to do here, whether exploring the opulent state rooms or walking around the grounds with its photogenic lake, cascading water features and huge adventure playground. 

Wilton House, Salisbury

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It’s not hard to see why producers have returned to Wilton House, the country seat of the Earls of Pembroke. It’s exquisite, both inside and out. There’s the landscaped parkland and 14,000-acre estate, but it’s the interiors which steal the show, including the ornate staterooms, most notably the Inigo Jones-designed Single Cube Room. With its gilded furnishings, Cavalier D’Arpino-painted ceiling, intricate wall carvings and magnificent white marble chimney piece, it makes for the perfect regal backdrop.

Basildon Park, Berkshire

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Set in 400 acres of parkland, the 18th century Basildon Park was acquired by Lord and Lady Iliffe in the 1950s, after it was de-requisitioned following the Second World War. The couple lovingly revived the estate over the following years, bringing it back to life  by acquiring a wonderful collection of fine furnishings and Old Master paintings. They also masterminded the landscaping, resulting in a spot that’s as glorious in winter as it is in the summer months. 

Claydon House, Buckinghamshire

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Claydon House – now in the care of the National Trust – was built in the 18th century by Ralph, 2nd Earl of Verney, as a way to flex his power and wealth. Though only about a third of it is still standing, it is still magnificent. Though the gardens are noteworthy (the South Lawn in particular), it is the extravagant interiors which shine with soaring double height rooms full of elaborate and exotic carvings. Indeed, the decor is said to be the most ambitious and lavish ever created in the 18th century.

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