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Longleat house - Safari - Kidszone
(Near Warminster town, UK)
A photofeature on my trip to Longleat (May 2009)
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The grenery 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!

About Longleat:

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.

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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.
(- wikipedia.org)

( 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)


Photofeature:


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 city.

Few preview snaps below ..... scroll for page 1 or click to the one you need.

   
 
   
 
   
   
 
 
Double humped camel
   
 
 
No no... thats not an animal - its me!
   
 
 
Rhinoceres
   
 
 
Drive among the lions
   
 
 
Lions dozing away
 
 
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