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Britain is splitting at the seams with period drama locations waiting to be explored. Whether you’re gripped by the latest royal dramas in The Crown, fancy some classic match-making with Jane Austen, indulging in estates and parks of Bridgerton or admiring the Cotswolds villages for a taste of high Regency, now’s the time to discover the real-life castles, estates and stately homes that bring it to life.

Bridgerton filming locations

Explore this museum filled with over 10,000 treasures and immersive workshops.

Uncover the treasures of Holburne Museum
A speaker at holburne museum in Bath
Holburne Museum

Explore fashionable life in 18th century Georgian Bath at this restored town-house museum, which had a starring role in Bridgerton.

Discover Georgian architecture at No. 1 Royal Crescent
Aerial view of crescent-shaped building surrounded by grass
No. 1 Royal Crescent

Voyage to one of Britain’s docklands for a snippet of Georgian life.

Unlock history at the Dockyard Chatham
Children on a school visit at the Historic Dockyard Chatham
The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Explore this museum filled with over 10,000 treasures and immersive workshops.

Uncover the treasures of Holburne Museum
A speaker at holburne museum in Bath
Holburne Museum

Explore fashionable life in 18th century Georgian Bath at this restored town-house museum, which had a starring role in Bridgerton.

Discover Georgian architecture at No. 1 Royal Crescent
Aerial view of crescent-shaped building surrounded by grass
No. 1 Royal Crescent

Voyage to one of Britain’s docklands for a snippet of Georgian life.

Unlock history at the Dockyard Chatham
Children on a school visit at the Historic Dockyard Chatham
The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Immerse yourself in Bridgerton drama

From London to Bath, step into 19th century Regency on a Bridgerton exploration.

Bridgerton locations tour

Strut through Bath’s historic streets for a Bridgerton themed tour.

A group of people on a guided tour through the historic streets of Bath

Embark on a Bridgerton adventure like no other in Bath and London.

Real-life Bridgerton Tour

Five stately homes used for period drama backdrops

While Pemberley and Bridgerton House may be fictional, the houses which stood in for them and others on screen are definitely not – and they're just as inspiring in real-life. 
English Heritage Ranger's House

Ranger’s House, London 

The Bridgerton family’s wisteria-clad home isn’t in Mayfair but instead, a stately home on the edge of Greenwich Park. Visitors can tour The Wernher Collection, featuring more than 700 works by artists including Botticelli, Monvaerni and Metsu.

A field of sheep grazing in front of Chatsworth House in the Peak District.

Chatsworth House, Derbyshire 

The love story of Lizzy Bennet and Mr Darcy has always remained a period drama fan’s firm favourite. The 2005 film adaptation of Pride & Prejudice saw Chatsworth House taking the leading role as the iconic Pemberley. 

Newhailes House, Scotland

Newhailes House, just a few miles east of Edinburgh city centre, served as Governor Tryon’s home in North Carolina during season four of Outlander. It’s actually a 17th century Palladian villa open to visitors for guided tours and nature walks.

Castle Howard

Castle Howard, Yorkshire

This Baroque stately home is forever entwined with Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited. Starring as the grand house in both the 1981 TV series and 2008 movie, Castle Howard is a jewel of 18th-century architecture. 

Ardverikie, Scotland

The Crown’s Balmoral Castle is actually the expansive baronial shooting lodge of Ardverikie. Why not treat yourself to a royal getaway and stay the night in one of its enchanting holiday cottages? 

The Crown filming locations

Relive the finest moments of Netflix's most regal show, The Crown by planning a future visit to these popular filming locations.

Discover five filming locations of Emma

The 2020 period romantic comedy film, based on Jane Austen’s 1815 novel of the same name, is chock full of stately homes, villages and parks to inspire visitors.

Firle Place, Sussex

Situated near Brighton and within the grounds of South Downs National Park is Firle Place, the home of the 8th Viscount Gage. In Emma, it serves as the interior and exterior of Emma’s home, Hartfield.

Wilton House, Salisbury

Wilton House doubles as Donwell Abbey, also known as Mr Knightley’s estate. Home to the Earls of Pembroke since 1544, it has incredible 17th-century interiors and an extensive art collection.

Kingston Bagpuize House, Oxfordshire

Kingston Bagpuize House, built in 1542, serves as the interior and exterior of Mrs. Goddard’s school. Its entrance hall and drawing room also feature in Seasons five and six of Downtown Abbey.

All Saints Church, St Pauls Walden

The Queen Mother grew-up in the village of St Paul’s Waldon in Hertfordshire. She was baptised at All Saints Church in 1900. This 15th-century venue becomes Highbury Parish Church in Emma.

Chavenage House, Gloucestershire

Chavenage House features as Randalls, the neighbouring estate to Hartfield, and the home of Mr and Mrs Weston. Built in the 16th century, Chavenage House has been the real-life home of the Lowsley-Williams family since 1891.