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Used in many movies and TV shows, such as Bridgerton, Pearl Harbour and 28 Days Later, to name a few.
Home to the Duke and Duchess of Beaufort, the Badminton Estate is set within the beautiful South Gloucestershire countryside. The Estate hosts many outdoor events and sporting challenges including the world famous Badminton Horse Trials and can be hired for weddings, corporate activities and filming.
The medieval House was owned by the Boteler family from whom, in 1612, Edward Somerset, fourth Earl of Worcester, purchased the manors of Great and Little Badminton. Some years later, he gave Badminton to one of his sons, Sir Thomas Somerset who was the first to make what would be many significant alterations to the original House.
The Somersets are descended from John of Gaunt, and the dukedom of Beaufort was created by Charles II in 1682, being granted to Sir Thomas’ great nephew, Henry Somerset, 3rd Marquess of Worcester in reward for his service to the Royalists in the Civil War. The first Duke and Duchess carried out extensive works on the House, Gardens and Grounds.
Land owner permission not required.
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