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Longleat House

Type:Historic House / Palace

Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 7NW

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Set within 900 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped grounds; Longleat House is widely regarded as one of the best examples of high Elizabethan architecture in Britain, home to the 7th Marquess of Bath.

Longleat House was built by Sir John Thynne from 1568 and was the first Stately Home in the UK to open to the public in 1949. There are many treasures within including the fine collection of paintings angering from English portraits dating from the 16th century to the present day, to Dutch landscapes and Italian Old Masters

We offer a range of private, themed tours so you can enjoy a ready-made package. We’ve tried to cover different specialties including 'General' ,‘Art & furniture’, ‘Behind Closed Doors’ or ‘The Gardens’. However if your perfect tour isn’t available, call us to discuss a bespoke tour for your group.

Apart from the ancestral home, Longleat is also renowned for its Safari Park. Open in 1966, it was the first outside of Africa and began a revolution in zoological collections that has since spread around the globe. For the first time animals were able to move freely across hundreds of acres of land and to interact naturally with each other.

The Safari park will take you unbelievably close to animals you have only ever dreamed about. Look out for Longleat’s magnificent lions, see how you measure up to a giraffe, walk on the wild side with lemurs, and beware of the meddling monkeys in the Monkey Drive thru!

Continue your adventure aboard the Jungle Cruise for a sea lion escorted voyage and visit our band of gorillas. Find yourself going round in circles in the Longleat Hedge Maze and don’t forget to hop on the Jungle Express train.

Opening times for all attractions vary please visit our website for full details.

Accommodation: At Longleat Group Hotel - nearby Homewood Park and Bishopstrow House Hotel.

Guide Prices

Group Prices for 12 + for Longleat House only - Adult £11.00, Child £8.00, Senior £9.00. For great online discounts for standard tickets please visit


Road Directions

By Road:
From the M4: Just 2 hours from London following M4 jct 18, A46, A36 and A362.

By Public Transport:
From Warminster station station it is 5 miles to Longleat.

The nearest railway station is Warminster, which is 3 miles away.



  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors
  • Wheelchairs available


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant/catering
  • Refreshments Available

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Cater for groups
  • Conference facilities
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • French printed material
  • German printed material
  • Spanish printed material

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted


Opening Times

* Please see to confirm opening dates and times to avoid disappointment. Open for pre-booked groups of 12 + from Saturday 7th February 2015 and throughout the year.


  • Other Awards Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme 2017

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