You may recognise Longleat as it is featured on BBC’s Animal Park and is widely recognised as one of the best-loved tourist destinations in the UK.
Longleat House is widely regarded as one of the best examples of high Elizabethan architecture in Britain and one of the most beautiful stately homes open to the public. It is set within 900 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped grounds and consists of 11 attractions.
Longleat Safari Park was the first Safari Park outside Africa.
Other attractions – Adventure Castle, Hedge Maze, Railway, Postman Pat Village, Safari Boats, Old Joe’s Mine, Pets Corner and Motion Simulator make Longleat a fun packed full day out!
A major new £1 million interactive animal experience called Animal Adventure opens Summer 2009. It has been designed and created to ensure children and adults alike can be inspired by many of natures amazing animals. This new attraction will feature an Avian Academy, a new undercover auditorium with regular shows and talks taking place, a Butterfly World incorporating a walk through tunnel, which will home, to a vast array of butterflies and insects.
Longleat House is open daily from 1 January to 31 December 2009 (excl Christmas Day)
10am to 5pm (5.30pm on weekends, Bank Holidays and during state school holidays)
The Safari Park is open daily from 4 April to 1 November 2009
10am to 4pm (5pm on weekends, Bank Holidays and during state school holidays)
All other attractions are open daily from 4 April to 1 November 2009
11am to 5pm (10.30am to 5.30pm on weekends, Bank Holidays and during state school holidays)
- The Monkey Jungle section of the Safari Park is closed until further notice
- The Safari Park will close one hour after the advertised last entry times
- Last entry times may be earlier in all attractions in September, October and November due to shorter daylight hours. Further details will be posted closer to the time.
- Longleat House is open daily excluding Christmas Day.
Longleat is just off the A36 between Bath and Salisbury (A362 Warminster – Frome road)
From the South East: M3 (J8) – A303 – A36 towards Bath – Longleat is just off the A362 between Warminster and Frome
From the South West: A303 in a London direction – A350 towards Warminster – A36 towards Bath – Longleat is just off the A362 between Warminster and Frome
From the North: M4 (J18) – A46 towards Bath – A36 towards Salisbury – Longleat is just off the A362 between Warminster and Frome
For visitors using Sat Nav…
- Longleat address: Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 7NW
- For visitors using Sat Nav, please IGNORE the directions as you approach Longleat and follow the brown tourist signposts for Longleat House OR Longleat Safari Park (whichever is your preferred entry point). A number of Sat Nav providers are currently directing you to a dead end (!)… we are in the process of contacting them but in the interim, please ignore the ‘voice’ as you approach Longleat and follow brown tourist signs instead!
The nearest train station, Warminster, is approximately 5 miles from Longleat. Warminster is on the Cardiff to Portsmouth line.
Westbury station is approximately 12 miles from Longleat and connects directly with London, being on the Paddington to Penzance line.
Both train stations are serviced by taxis which will bring you directly to Longleat.
Child (3-14yrs) £15.00
Senior Citizen (60yrs+) £17.00