5. Wilton House

Bridgerton filming location in Wilton House
Golda Rosheuvel as Queen Charlotte in Bridgerton. Photo: LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX © 2020

Some of the scenes with Queen Charlotte in her royal household are filmed in Wilton House, an extremely popular filming location in Wiltshire. Wilton House is the seat of the Earls of Pembroke, who received the land in the 1540s from Henry VIII. The estate was formerly part of the Wilton Abbey, a Benedictine monastery that was dissolved by Henry VIII when he split from the Catholic Church. You will recognize Wilton House as a filming location in The Crown, Pride and Prejudice (2005 version with Keira Knightley), the recent film version of Emma with Anya Taylor-Joy (from The Queen’s Gambit), The Madness of King George, and Mrs. Brown with Dame Judi Dench.

Bridgerton filming at Wilton House's Palladian Bridge
Jonathan Bailey as Anthony Bridgerton, filmed at the Palladian Bridge at Wilton House. Photo: NICK BRIGGS/NETFLIX © 2020

The ornate architectural design of the state rooms of Wilton House makes it a perfect filming location to represent the homes and palaces of the Royal Family. In particular, the Single Cube Room and Double Cube Room at Wilton House are the most popular. The scenes shot in Wilton House in Bridgerton include the first episode of the first season, when Daphne Bridgerton and other young ladies are presented to the Queen. The grounds are also popular, and as you see in the photo above, the Palladian Bridge at Wilton House can be seen behind Anthony Bridgerton. The exterior of the Duke of Hasting’s London residence where you see a fountain and garden is filmed at one of the facades of Wilton House as well, which faces the French gardens.