Return coach travel with local pickups
Safari Drive Through
Entrance in to Longleat House
Entrance to the Main Square attractions
Entrance to the Festival of Lights
The UK’s original, biggest and unsurpassed lantern festival returns for 2019. Hundreds of breath-taking, illuminated lanterns, set in over 30 acres of splendid ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped grounds, will transform Longleat as darkness falls. This year the extraordinary Festival of Light presents Myths and Legends.
Discover Longleat House and Grounds
As the first stately home to fully open its doors to the public in 1949, stepping into Longleat House is an experience not to be missed. The House is widely regarded as one of the fi nest examples of Elizabethan architecture in Britain. Built by Sir John Thynne, it was substantially completed by 1580 and is the current home to the 7th Marquess of Bath and his family; Viscount and Viscountess Weymouth and their sons, John and Henry. Why not treat your guests to an exclusive tour to view its wonderful treasures and heirlooms, including early books and manuscripts, magnifi cent paintings, exquisite tapestries and opulent interiors. Choose one of our fascinating tours, designed especially for groups, to complement your visit to Longleat.
Stop at the African Village to walk amongst the lemurs and spot the lofty gira es. Maybe grab a slice of cake at the Watering Hole and take a look out across the African Plains. You can also visit the Conservation Centre where you can learn about the TUSK Trust, one of the wonderful wildlife charities we work alongside. You can see footage of our own keepers’ stories on their travels out to Africa. Access
Stroll at your own pace through the areas of the Main Square. Jump on board the Longleat Railway, or take a trip on the Jungle Cruise. With close-up encounters, feeding opportunities, and exotic animals around every corner, your group will be sure to have plenty to see and do.
Festival of Light
The lanterns will be positioned around the formal gardens and the Main Square, and are best viewed when it gets dark when they really come into their own! Typically they are turned on at 4:30pm in November and 4pm in December and January, and take approximately an hour to walk around. Alongside the extravagant outdoor spectacles; Longleat’s prestigious Elizabethan stately home will be dressed for Christmas and open for you to wonder through at your own pace. We will also have an Enchanted Christmas Tree Show which is a light and music projection quite unlike anything you will have ever seen before.