Longleat

Highly recommended
This magnificent residence (16C) was designed by Robert Smythson and built from gilded stone in a "new Elizabethan style", which allied the Perpendicular Gothic and early Italian Renaissance styles with the French taste illustrated by the châteaux of the Loire Valley and Flemish geometrical simplicity. The estate includes grounds designed by Capability Brown, a formal flower garden, a narrow-gauge railway, the largest maze in the world (2.5 km of paths), a butterfly house and the Safari Park.

Useful information

Address:

BA12 7NW Warminster

Phone:

+44 1985 844400

Opening hours

Park open daily end Mar-Oct and de early Dec-early Jan; mid Nov-end Nov: Fri-Sun only; closed 25 Dec - house end Jul-end Aug: 10am-7pm (last admission 30min before closing); rest of year see Website; Safari Park end Jul-end Aug: 10am-7pm (last admission 1hr before closing); rest of year: see Website