Longleat is an English stately home and the seat of the Marquesses of Bath. It is a leading and early example of the Elizabethan prodigy house. It is adjacent to the village of Horningsham and near the towns of Warminster and Westbury in Wiltshire and Frome in Somerset. It is noted for its Elizabethan country house, maze, landscaped parkland and safari park. The house is set in of parkland landscaped by Capability Brown, with of let farmland and of woodland, which includes a Center Parcs holiday village. It was the first stately home to open to the public, and the Longleat estate includes the first safari park outside Africa.To visit Longleat House on your trip to Warminster, use our Warminster itinerary planner.
The house was built by Sir John Thynne and was designed mainly by Robert Smythson, after Longleat Priory was destroyed by fire in 1567. It took 12 years to complete and is widely regarded as one of the finest examples of Elizabethan architecture in Britain. Longleat is occupied by Alexander Thynn, 7th Marquess of Bath, a direct descendant of the builder; however, the peer passed the management of the business to his son Viscount Weymouth early in 2010.
Longleat House Reviews
As Historic House members we visited with our membership cards for free. Free Parking alongside, not far to walk to house. You are given a room guide sheet (brief synopsis of each room) and enter the ... more »
Lovely house, lots to see and do for the whole family Took a star off because they won't allowing photography in house, even without flash. Nice to see the koalas. Parking slots too narrow could not g... more »
Amazing, here for two days. Brilliant staff a stunning house stooped in history, loved every second it also has amazing gardens and grounds, seriously can not praise it enough. Can't wait to go back
From Peterborough, our journey took just over 3 hours.. We arrived and our visit to Lord Bath's magnificent property was enjoyable from start to finish... Well maintained zoo, beautiful grounds, remarkable estate and elegant historical home full of 400 years of history..
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