Bedfordshire's Wrest Park is one of Bridgerton's MOST Instagrammable filming spots

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With season three of the period drama hitting our screens last night (Thursday), what better time to showcase the splendour of Wrest Park.

And it looks like we aren’t the only ones who love the Silsoe country estate as it’s fast becoming one of the most Instagrammable Bridgerton locations.

A new study by QR Code Generator has analysed Instagram data for season three’s filming locations to uncover which have been tagged the most by users.

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And what do you know, the Grade I listed country house and its beautiful gardens have come in at number five with 20,616 hashtags.

From left, Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington, Lorn Macdonald as Albion Finch, Harriet Cains as Philipa Featherington, Bessie Carter as Prudence Featherington, James Phoon as Harry Dankworth, Polly Walker as Lady Portia Featherington in an episode of Bridgerton filmed in Wrest Park (Picture: Liam Daniel/Netflix © 202)From left, Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington, Lorn Macdonald as Albion Finch, Harriet Cains as Philipa Featherington, Bessie Carter as Prudence Featherington, James Phoon as Harry Dankworth, Polly Walker as Lady Portia Featherington in an episode of Bridgerton filmed in Wrest Park (Picture: Liam Daniel/Netflix © 202)
From left, Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington, Lorn Macdonald as Albion Finch, Harriet Cains as Philipa Featherington, Bessie Carter as Prudence Featherington, James Phoon as Harry Dankworth, Polly Walker as Lady Portia Featherington in an episode of Bridgerton filmed in Wrest Park (Picture: Liam Daniel/Netflix © 202)

Fans may recognise Wrest Park as the Bridgerton family’s country retreat as well as the orangery from the estate.

Coming in at number one was of course Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, followed by Hampton Court Palace in Richmond and Chiswick House.

But Bedfordshire’s showing in the ’gram ranking wasn’t too shabby. Not only did Wrest Park make the list, but Luton Hoo got seventh place with 17,120 posts featuring its hashtag #lutonhoo.

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This stunning country estate appears throughout the show and for season three will provide the exterior of the printing press and Bridgerton family garden.

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Wrest Park in Silsoe

Marc Porcar, CEO of QR Code Generator said: “Bridgerton showcases some of the country’s most beautiful historic buildings, which are clearly popular among tourists, those local to the spot, and fans of the show. This list of the most ‘Instagrammable’ destinations may inspire your next sightseeing trip or help you discover where your favourite scenes are filmed in the show, with some being right on your doorstep perhaps.”

Connie Main, Wrest site manager at English Heritage, said: “The beautiful gardens at Wrest Park featured in the last series and were the backdrop for the pivotal plot moment when the character Kate, Anthony’s love interest, was stung by a bee. Some visitors already know this, and others are always intrigued when we point that out to them.

"This season the action moves indoors, and we’re delighted to see Wrest in all its splendour on the small screen in true lavish Bridgerton style. We expect many more Bridgerton fans after this series because so much more of the property will be visible and recognisable to the audience.

"We’re more than happy to show them that, beyond, the fiction, there is often a rich history every bit as dramatic, and that is certainly case with the powerful de Grey family who built Wrest.”

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