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Riding on the coattails of smash-hit period dramas like BBC’s Downtown Abbey and ITV’s Victoria, Netflix has released its own romp through Regency England on Christmas Day 2020. Bridgerton is described as ‘Downton Abbey meets Gossip Girl’. It follows the eldest daughter of the wealthy Bridgerton family, Daphne, played by Phoebe Dynevor, as she comes of age and enters the fierce maelstrom of the London marriage market. Starring opposite her is Regé-Jean Page, who plays her love interest Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings. Bridgerton was shot last year at Castle Howard and Coneysthorpe which feature in the series as Clyvedon Castle and Clyvedon Village, the Duke of Hastings’ family estate. Look out for plenty of handsome angles of Yorkshire’s most grandiose and glamorous country estate.