here is awesome and if you get good weather you can have a great
time. This is a cool place to chill out with family and kids or
just to experience a wild life safari from very close quarters.
(Africa is the only otherplace where you can have a wildlife safari
and drive among the wild animals!
Longleat is an English country house, currently the seat of the
Marquesses of Bath, adjacent to the village of Horningsham and
near the towns of Warminster in Wiltshire and Frome in Somerset.The
shooting oh the Hindi film - Mohabbatein was held here.
More pics below - scrollo scrollo :)
It is noted
for its Elizabethan country house, maze, landscaped parkland and
safari park. The house is set in over 900 acres (3.6 km²)
of parkland, landscaped by Capability Brown, with 8,000 acres
(32 km²) of woods and farmland.
It was the first stately home to open to the public, and also
claims the first safari park outside Africa.
The house was built by Sir John Thynne, and designed mainly by
Robert Smythson, after the original 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 currently occupied by Alexander Thynn, 7th Marquess
of Bath, a direct descendant.
A leat is an artificial waterway or channel such as that which
supplies a watermill. (-
( Reaching Longleat:
If you are on the Bristol side , trains are available from Templemeads
railway station(Bristol) to Warminster railway station.You can
get good deals on trains in booking for 2 or more adults category.From
there, a cab will cost 11 £ to take you to Longleat one
way. They come and pick you back also..... Alternatively wherever
you are you can always drive your own car or rent one)
The safari park is a great way you can mix with wild animals,
by driving very near them , - not that there are any less in your
Few preview snaps below ..... scroll for page 1 or click to the
one you need.