Longleat is the seat of the Marquesses of Bath. It is noted for its Elizabethan country house, maze, landscaped parkland and safari park. The house is set in 1,000 acres of parkland landscaped by Capability Brown and 4,000 acres (1,600 ha) of woodland. It was the first stately home to open to the public, and the Longleat estate includes the first drive-through safari park outside Africa. Famous for its Lions, the drive-through also features the mischievous monkeys (car owners beware!), a shy elephant, Tigers, Cheetahs, Wolves and much more.
Most years Longleat hosts a number of festivals including a balloon festival in mid September and a magnificent Christmas Lights display running from mid-November to early January. In 2022 this was on a Roald Dahl theme, with a Chocolate Factory taller than Longleat House and all your favourite Dahl stories represented!
Longleat is a full day out for people of all ages, so plan to spend the whole day there.
Distance 12.3 miles