Bridgerton Season Three

Fancy a Bridgerton-inspired holiday? Here’s how to do it

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From historical manors to private castles, live out your Bridgerton fantasies on holiday at these stunning stately homes

As Bridgerton returns for its long-anticipated third season, we can’t help but yearn for ways to lose ourselves in the wistful glamour of Regency-era England, both on and off screen.

Whether you’re looking for a suitable base from which to explore the surrounding countryside or need a bigger reception room to hold court this social season, these historical homes and estates will help you turn your wildest Bridgerton dreams into reality.

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Dungartill House in Perthshire, Scotland

Built in the 1880s as a wedding present for Albert Edward Cox, a member of a prominent Scottish textile family, Dungarthill House is a characterful house perched on the outskirts of the town of Dunkeld. Accommodating up to 21 guests across 11 exquisitely decorated bedrooms, the property is perfect for hosting special occasions, from an anniversary to a family reunion, or just as a heavenly background for gossiping with friends. Inside you’ll find cosy fireplaces, a stylish billiards room and sumptuous living areas. The expansive grounds give you complete free rein to take in the dramatic Highlands scenery — think afternoon tea, deer-spotting and leisurely promenades about the estate. Book now on from £62 a night per person.

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Orlagh House in Dublin, Ireland

A truly unique Georgian mansion set across 100 acres of grounds in the foothills of the Dublin Mountains, near to Howth Head and the Irish Sea. Orlagh House, was built in 1790, sleeps 30 guests in 14 ornate and beautifully decorated bedrooms. Elsewhere, there are large entertainment rooms, reception rooms with wood fires, a dining room and even a magnificent ballroom fit for the debutante ball you’ve always dreamed of. Book now on from £164 a night per person.

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Norbury Manor in Ashbourne, Derbyshire

With views over the Peak District, this Grade 1-listed manor house offers the perfect countryside getaway. Retire to the summerhouse to read a book, sit by the wood burner in the wood-panelled living room or explore the stunning grounds. The property started out as a 14th-century stone house, which was renovated and added to throughout the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries.  Today, it still features a stone wing from the original medieval manor and a brick-built house of the 17th century structured around a central courtyard. This impressive holiday let sleeps up to 10 guests (and two dogs) in five bedrooms and is just a short drive from local attractions such as Thor’s Cave, Kedleston Hall and the White Peak area. Book now on from £42.80 a night per person for a minimum of seven nights.

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Gilmerton House in East Lothian, Scotland

A warm and welcoming Georgian mansion steeped in 13 generations of Kinloch family history, Gilmerton House is an exclusive country estate that preserves old-world tradition, enhanced with a touch of modernity and a sustainable ethos. Ten luxurious en suite bedrooms house up to 20 guests and six exquisite reception rooms provide the perfect backdrop for entertaining — and, of course, there’s a billiards room for post-dinner point-scoring. Savour the expansive grounds and woodland trail, a range of garden games and the brand new 200-yard driving range — the perfect addition for the social season. Book now on from £245 a night per person.

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Gordon Castle in Fochaber, Scotland

Combining historical charm with modern comfort and offering 13 spacious ensuite bedrooms for up to 26 guests, this enchanting Highlands castle is a regal escape fit for a king or queen. A grand living area complete with a roaring fireplace provides a glorious space to unwind after a long day traversing the lush grounds of the estate. For those getting into the true royal mindset who don’t fancy cooking, a chef is on hand to dish up delicious banquets using the best of local Scottish produce. Explore the surrounding countryside of Forchaber and relax in the picturesque gardens for a serene castle getaway worthy of royalty. Book now on from £272 a night per person.

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Shute Barton in Axminster, Devon

Parts of this medieval pied-à-terre date back to 1380, including the door of the original main entrance. The interiors have been modernised, but there are plenty of historic features that remain unchanged since the 18th century, including a vast fireplace, which is one of the largest in the UK at an impressive 22ft across, spiral staircases and original panelling. The property is littered with battlements and towers to explore.  This manor house has links to the ‘Nine Days’ Queen’ Lady Jane Grey, as it was owned by her great-grandmother Cecily Bonville in the 14th century. It was later acquired by the Pole family in the 1500s, who added a central tower and gatehouse buildings. This gorgeous stack can accommodate up to 10 guests in five tastefully decorated bedrooms, and features sprawling lawns, an impressive dining room, a games room and many modern amenities. Book now on from £56.30 a night per person.

Carlton Towers in Yorkshire, England

Transport yourself back in time at the former residence of Lord and Lady Gerald Fitzalan Howard, an exquisite 17th-century private stately home tucked away in rural Yorkshire. Sleeping a staggering 54 guests, Carlton Towers has been hosting visitors for over 800 years. Inside, grand staircases, intricate woodwork and opulent chandeliers seamlessly blend classic Victorian charm with luxurious comfort. Set within 150 acres of dreamy gardens and rolling landscapes, the house’s majesty and striking design makes it the perfect backdrop for special events and once-in-a-lifetime stays. Book now on from £120 a night per person.

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Raemoir House in Raemoir, Scotland

This private home’s star-studded past make it the perfect place in which to lose yourself in a glamorous weekend getaway. Originally built in 1690 and known as the ‘Claridge’s of the North’, it was famous for entertaining stars of the day. Over the years, the hotel has played host to royalty, politicians and TV and Hollywood stars of the 1960’s, ’70s and ’80s. With a main building dating from the Georgian era, Raemoir House hosts up to 34 guests in 17 bedrooms. Enjoy full use of 15 acres of secluded lawns and parkland and indulge exclusive private chef experiences, so you can treat yourself and your guests to a luxury stay to remember. Book now on from £363 a night per person.

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Rothley Lakehouse in Morpeth, Northumberland

Originally built as a shooting lodge for the Trevelyan family, this beautiful house offers the perfect getaway for large groups. The star of the show is Rothley Lake and its surrounding gardens, which offer an idyllic spot for al fresco dining. The grounds are rife with wildlife, including deer, owls and pheasants. Nearby, guests can explore attractions such as Hadrian’s Wall, Alnwick Castle, Northumberland International Dark Sky Park and charming Rothbury village. Up to 16 guests and four dogs can be accommodated across nine bedrooms in this extraordinary property, which also features a large reception hall, conservatory, drawing room, sitting room, dining room and luxurious bathrooms. Book now on from £48.75 a night, per person.

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Mignon House in Bath, England

In true reverence to Bridgerton, stay in a revitalised townhouse tucked away on a tranquil square that played host to the filming of the show in 2022. The house spans four imposing floors and sleeps 17 guests across six bedrooms. Tracing its roots back to 1740, this historical gem radiates the charm of the Georgian era, showcasing original features that offer a captivating glimpse into the past while prioritising modern comfort and convenience. And as one of the most centrally located homes in Bath, you can easily pop out for a stroll about the town to discover Roman Baths, Pump Rooms, the Abbey, Thermae Spa, excellent restaurants and an assortment of eclectic shops. Book now on at £58 a night per person.

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