The Netflix drama Bridgerton, described as a mix of Gossip Girl and Downtown Abbey, recently returned for a second series. With it comes more raunchy four-poster bed action. Yorkshire has its own relationship with the drama as Castle Howard was transformed into the fictional estate of the Duke of Hastings, Clyvdeon Estate, for the series.
It’s not the house’s first flutter on the silver screen with the Grade I listed building being used for Brideshead Revisited, and to celebrate its heritage and appearance on television, the team at Castle Howard have put together a new exhibition.
The display is called ‘From Brideshead to Bridgerton’ and will feature original props and inspired costumes from the period features that Castle Howard has been the backdrop to over the years.
Writing about the Exhibition, they said that Castle Howard has been the backdrop for “much of the romance, drama and classics that have graced our screens over the years.”
“Period pieces like Brideshead Revisited have become synonymous with the Castle Howard name, with many citing the house as a key inspiration for writer Evelyn Waugh. More recently, the Netflix and Shonda Rimes phenomenon drama, Bridgerton also transformed Castle Howard into Clyvdeon, the fictional estate of the duke.”
Castle Howard will launch the exhibition on May 1st on Sunday, and the exhibition is free with a ticket for the house, which you can purchase here.