Follow in the footsteps of Daphne Bridgerton
If you’re one of millions that have been binge-watching Netflix’s hit series Bridgerton, then you will want to read on about how you too can experience a taste of Regency England with a trip to the glorious Georgian city of Bath, which played a pivotal backdrop to the life of Daphne Bridgerton. If you’re looking to escape the everyday here in the UK when restrictions ease, then Bath should be top of the list for fans of the period drama, as you explore the clear inspiration for the series and pay homage to the fascinating and iconic backdrops featured on-screen.
Inspired by historic scenery
Some of the sites which played a starring role include the sweeping curve of the Royal Crescent and in particular No.1 Royal Crescent, which was seen as the family home of the Featheringtons. Due to reopen in April 2021 – the museum‘s rooms are decorated to reveal what life was like for Bath’s fashionable residents, both upstairs and downstairs in years gone by. Cross to the other side of town, next to the tranquil waterway of the Kennet and Avon Canal, here you’ll find the Holburne Museum, i.e. Lady Danbury’s house, where viewers are first introduced to the Duke of Hastings.
Other prominent must-see sites include the beautiful Assembly Rooms, providing a grand backdrop for the glamourous ball scenes and were the true social epicentre of the social elite in Bath during the Regency era. Experience a calmer pace with a wander through the quaint cobbled streets of Abbey Green, in the heart of the city, tucked away next to the magnificent Abbey, where you’ll also find the Abbey Deli, aka. Modiste; a dress shop housed in this Grade II listed building.
Relax in Regency opulence
Bath Self Catering offer a diverse portfolio of accommodation options across the beautiful Georgian city, allowing you to binge-watch your favourite clips from the infamous series in-between visits to the real sights that helped make it. Why not top off the experience with a relaxing retreat in one of Bath’s many historic townhouses to set the atmosphere, which Lady Whistledown would undoubtedly approve of. However, no day in the life of Daphne Bridgerton would be without afternoon high-tea at one of Bath’s many historic tea rooms e.g. Sally Lunn’s or The Pump Room.