Longleat Safari Park
Longleat Safari Park And Longleat House
One of the country’s leading wildlife attractions, Longleat was the first safari park to open in Britain. Drive around the park to see lions, tigers, rhinos, giraffes and monkeys. Voyage on the Safari Boats towards Gorilla Island and watch the Californian sea lions as they approach the boat. Longleat has a wealth of other attractions, not least of which is Longleat House. Longleat house is widely regarded as one of the best examples of Elizabethan architecture in Britain and one of the most beautiful homes open to the public. Longleat House is set in 900 acres with a further 8000 acres of woodland, lakes and farmland. Longleat became the first place outside Africa to have a drive through safari park – experience it for yourselves. A great day out.
Longleat Safari and Adventure Park, in Wiltshire, England, was opened in 1966 as the first drive-through safari park outside Africa.The park is situated in the grounds of Longleat House, an English stately home which is open to the public and is the current home of the 7th Marquess of Bath.
Stand tall with the giraffes, walk on the wild side with lemurs and get up close with many of Africa and Asia’s majestic animals – this is just a fraction of what’s on offer at the UK’s No.1 Safari Park.
At Longleat, you can go back in time and experience over 450 years of history exploring Longleat House. Hear ghostly tales of the Grey Lady, marvel at priceless antiques and walk in the grounds and gardens created by the renowned Capability Brown.
Get up close with some of the planet’s most amazing aquatic creatures at Penguin Island and Ray Bay. Plus take on the BBC Deadly Adventure at Longleat. Test your mental and physical abilities in the Deadly Challenge or embark upon the Deadly Safari and track down some of the world’s most incredible predators. Explore the Adventure Park; check out the sea lion escorted Jungle Cruise past Gorilla Colony, walk through Monkey Temple and much much more!
In 2016 Longleat, home to the Marquis of Bath, celebrates the 50th Anniversary of its incredible Safari Park. The subject of the BBC’s Animal Park for many years, Longleat was the very first drive-through safari experience outside Africa. The 6th Marquis introduced lions to his private estate in 1966 – we now have over 1,000 animals which we will celebrate during, what will be, an incredible year.
Join us over the Easter period when we mark our actual birthday with great fun shows, parades and brilliant activities. Later in the year, The Festival of Light at Longleat, our stunning Chinese Lantern Festival, returns for a third successive year to top off a year of celebrations fit for a king!
The Bollywood film Mohabbatein was filmed at Longleat which served as the location for the Gurukul School.