Filming location in Pride and Prejudice

Filming Location
The town of Meryton

Mrs. Bennet and her daughters visit the town. This fictional place was filmed in the historic town of Stamford in England. For those intrigued by this evocative setting, one can delve deeper using the map pin icon in the navigation for the exact filming location or read on.

“Oh, my hankerchief!”

Lydia Bennet

Where was the Military Parade scene filmed?

The fictional town of Meryton from Jane Austen’s novels was vividly portrayed by the English town called Stamford, Lincolnshire in the UK. The exact location is at the intersection of Saint George’s Square and Saint Mary’s Street. The location, echoing with historical resonance, provided the perfect backdrop for the scene’s blend of excitement and flirtatious mischief.

More about Stamford’s Historic Streets

Stamford, a historic market town, is renowned for its well-preserved Georgian architecture, including elegant limestone buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries, iconic landmarks like the George Hotel, and medieval churches like St. Mary’s and St. Martin’s. The town’s history as a trading hub, known for its wool and cloth industries in the Middle Ages and as a coaching town on the Great North Road during the 17th and 18th centuries, has left a lasting legacy. Today, Stamford’s historic charm continues to attract visitors, with a vibrant local community, bustling market, and cultural events celebrating its heritage.

Scenes filmed at the St George’s Square in Stamford

Meryton’s Regimental March
Amidst the march’s disciplined rhythm, Mrs. Bennet (Mrs. Bennet) and her daughters, especially Lydia (Jena Malone), can’t contain their excitement. Flirtations arise, and when Lydia drops her handkerchief, a soldier’s misstep leads to a moment of playful dismay.

Meryton’s Town Visit
As Mrs. Bennet and her daughters stroll through the town square, a local gentleman approaches them with the news of Mr. Bingley’s (Simon Woods) return. While her daughters show visible excitement, Mrs. Bennet feigns indifference, masking her true feelings with a casual demeanor.

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