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Longleat is the home of Lord Bath; the safari park is very interesting with many animals to see, & lots of entertainments for the kiddies. Set in more than 900 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown designed parkland with a additional 8,000 acres of forests, lakes & farmland, Longleat mixes the magic of the old with the attractions of the new. Longleat was the first stately home to open its door to the public; Longleat is also the first place, outside Africa, to open a Safari Park. &, after more than 40 years, Longleat is still one of Britain’s most admired tourist attractions. You can enjoy really close encounters with some of the largest, fiercest, cutest, & strangest animals from around the world in the Safari Park.
The Safari Park opens with the East African Game Reserve, a mixed species enclosure with Giraffe, Zebra, Camel and Llama. There is a viewing platform where you can watch the animals at leisure, a Wallaby Walkthrough plus shop and catering outlet (be warned, it's also the last loo stop before your safari adventure begins)!
The monkey enclosure is hilarious although there are large signs warning you that monkeys may hitch a ride on your roof and the potential damage they may cause by stripping off car parts and aerials. The babies are cute. There are timber wolves in Wolf Wood, lions in Lion Country and three female Amur Tigers in Tiger Territory.
There is the Longleat Hedge Maze. There is an Adventure Castle for the kids to let off steam in. Opposite is the Castle gifts shop which does wind-chimes, and Egyptian/African gifts. The boat ride is very interesting, although the queues can get long (although with two new boats, this has eased a bit) and the sea lions can follow the boat in the hope that you may feed them. You also get the chance to spot the two hippo, Spot and Sonia in the water and Nico, the Lowland Gorilla on Gorilla Island. Pets Corner has parrot shows and also has rabbits, Chinchillas and other animals on display. Longleat House, home to the 7th Marquess of Bath, is fascinating. There is also the train which goes round the grounds will help you see what's on in the area.
LONGLEAT PASSPORT TICKET
For £24 (Ad), £18 (Senior) and £16 (children aged 3-14yrs) you can see all the attractions c/o the Longleat Passport Ticket. It can save you over 50% off the shared attractions’ prices, but it is also valid throughout the season 2009 (open daily Saturday 14 Feb to Sunday 22 Feb; weekends only Saturday 28 Feb to Sunday 29 March and daily Saturday 4 April to Sunday 1 November 2009) with each attraction valid once only but on any date during the season - the ticket will be hole punched when you have done each one. Many visitors do Longleat over a couple of days as there is so much to see!
Longleat offers discounts on the Passport Ticket c/o eticketing... check out the Longleat website www.longleat.co.uk for details following the links for 'Buy Online'.
Phone: 44+01985 844400
Address: The Estate Office, Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire
Directions: Longleat is just off the A36 between Bath & Salisbury (A362 Warminster – Frome road)
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