Telephone: 01985 844400
One of the most magnificent Elizabethan mansions, completed in 1580 in the Italian renaissance style by mason-architect Robert Smythson for Sir John Thynne, Steward to Protector Somerset, whose descen
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One of the most magnificent Elizabethan mansions, completed in 1580 in the Italian renaissance style by mason-architect Robert Smythson for Sir John Thynne, Steward to Protector Somerset, whose descendants are now Marquesses of Bath. Restored and embellished by later architects, including a suite of interiors by Crace, the house is still a very complete ensemble with collections of Italian old masters, French and English furniture, portraits and four libraries. Features: Set in landscaped parkland with a series of lakes by 'Capability' Brown, there are now restored parterres and several mazes.
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took the grandkids there last year and had a great time, dont know who enjoyed it more me or the kids
We stayed on the Caravan Club site in August 2011 and had a great time. You could wander through the grounds around the house and up to the pub in the village. We bought the Longleat Passport so could visit the attractions over a period of time and didn't have to do them all at once. Unfortunately, this system no longer applies. Visitors to the Caravan Club site are no longer allowed to walk around the grounds unless paying to go in. So, access to the pub is also further with no nice walk on a summer's evening to the pub for a meal. Great shame. I am sure visitor numbers on the Caravan Club site will diminish.
Visited Longleat House and Safari Park several times while staying with the Caravan Club. It is expensive but we have always had a good time. There are some very interesting exhibits, including a large amount of paintings by Hitler.
- Longleat House
- Telephone: 01985 844400
- Address: Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 7NW
- Website: www.longleat.co.uk