You can now book a guided tour of the locations featured in Netflix’s Bridgerton

The tours will commence once the current lockdown is over. Peter Gray reports.

If you enjoyed Netflix’s Bridgerton (and how could you possibly not?) then you’ll be delighted to learn that you will soon be able to take a guided tour around the show’s key locations.

The trips are the brainchild of Edinburgh based travel agent Rabbie’s. The company specialise in small group tours using a fleet of 16 seater mini-coaches.

“Each trip comes with a driver-guide who knows the stories, sights, and secrets of the areas you travel through; every itinerary is tested by travel-loving locals; and you get the chance to support the communities you visit” says the company’s website.

The Bridgerton tour will see the company taking fans of the series to some of the 100+ locations in which the series was filmed. And with a list of sites including the sumptuous Royal Crescent in Bath and magnificent Castle Howard in Yorkshire – it looks like tour goers in for a treat.

For those of you who have been living under a rock for the last six months (not such a bad idea in the era of covid) Bridgerton is the sexy new period drama by Shona Rhimes. Based on the best selling series of books by Julia Quinn, the series has attracted headlines not just for its modern pop music soundtrack and colour blind casting, but also for its ripping good story and spirited acting.

Bridgerton focuses on two families: the aristocratic Bridgerton clan and the Featherington’s. The series follows the two clans as they negotiate ‘The season’ – the traditional series of balls and official engagements which were so much a part of pre 20th century court life. Designed to allow young ladies of breeding to attract suitable partners, the season was often the backdrop to scandal, rivalry, and competition.

Rhimes has recreated this world in all of its glory, staying true to the essence of the period, if occasionally departing from its strict stylistic codes. The result is a quite stunning depiction of Regency England and one that has been gratefully received by Netflix viewers around the globe. Indeed, it has been calculated that the series has already been seen by more than 80 million viewers worldwide with more and more people waking up to the magic of the Netflix hit every day.

More information about Rabbie’s can be found here.

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What: guided tour
When: tbc
Where: various locations
Website: Rabbie's