Overview

Longleat House is set within 900 acres of ‘Capability' Brown landscaped gardens and is widely regarded as one of the best examples of Elizabethan architecture in Britain and one of the most beautiful stately homes open to the public.

This former 16th-century Augustinian priory contains many treasures and heirlooms acquired by generations of the Thynn(e) family, some of whom were great collectors of their day. The collection comprises early books and manuscripts, magnificent paintings, exquisite Flemish tapestries, and fine French furniture all housed within 19th-century opulent interiors created by John Dibblee Crace.

Lord Bath’s ‘famous & fabulous’ Murals:

The murals form an extensive sequence of Lord Bath’s personal work which he describes as ‘glimpses of his psyche’. Their subject matter varies between cocoons, therapies and fantasies and they amount to the expression of one man’s individualism within a building which itself is a work of art. A small additional charge applies.


Opening
Opening

2020

15 to 23 February, daily.

28 February to 22 March, Fridays to Sundays;

27 March to 1 November: daily (excluding 4, 5 July; 8, 11, 13, 15, 22, 29 September; 6, 13, 20, 29 to 31 October). Safari and other outdoor attractions not free.

November and December Christmas opening not free.

Find Us
Find us

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Driving:

Longleat is just off the A36 between Bath and Salisbury (A362 Warminster – Frome road). 

When driving please use the post code BA12 7JS. Please ignore as you approach and follow the brown tourist signs. 

Public Transport:

Frome Station is the closest station to Longleat and has a good service from Bath and London.

Warminster station, is about 5 miles from Longleat and is on the Cardiff to Portsmouth line. Westbury station is about 12 miles from Longleat and is on the London Paddington to Penzance line.

Parking

Car park on site

  • Free

Taxi

Starline Taxis +44 (0)1985 212215AAA

Admission
Admission

Historic Houses members visit for free. 

Adult: House and gardens only ticket £18.95
Child: House and gardens only ticket £14.20
Senior: House and gardens only ticket £17.05

(10% discount when booked online and in advance)

More admission details

Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Access statement available
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Guide dogs welcome

Please check the website for further information, admission times and details for our special events

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Weddings

Longleat House, with its stunning 900 acres, makes a spectacular and unique wedding venue.

Please get in touch with our team to find out how we can help you create a truly memborable wedding day. 

Facilities

  • Suppliers list
  • Accessible parking
  • Wedding planner
  • In-house catering
  • Guest parking

We had a wonderful time- thank you for making our dream come true to get married at Longleat. We could not have asked for a better venue.

Cheryl Millard, Bride

I absolutely LOVED working with you all, you all have been so welcoming and accommodating to my team, suppliers and myself, thank you so much for everything!

Matthew Oliver, Wedding Planner


Corporate Hire

Corporate events

We look forward to working with you to design and deliver your perfect corporate event or team building activity. 

Please visit our Business Events website: www.longleat.co.uk/business

Facilities

  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Team building activities
  • Projector and screen
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Plentiful parking
  • Dinner
  • Refreshments

Opening
Opening

2020

15 to 23 February, daily.

28 February to 22 March, Fridays to Sundays;

27 March to 1 November: daily (excluding 4, 5 July; 8, 11, 13, 15, 22, 29 September; 6, 13, 20, 29 to 31 October). Safari and other outdoor attractions not free.

November and December Christmas opening not free.

Find Us
Find us

The main visitor entrance is at ///nights.invest.engineersWhat does this mean?

Driving:

Longleat is just off the A36 between Bath and Salisbury (A362 Warminster – Frome road). 

When driving please use the post code BA12 7JS. Please ignore as you approach and follow the brown tourist signs. 

Public Transport:

Frome Station is the closest station to Longleat and has a good service from Bath and London.

Warminster station, is about 5 miles from Longleat and is on the Cardiff to Portsmouth line. Westbury station is about 12 miles from Longleat and is on the London Paddington to Penzance line.

Parking

Car park on site

  • Free

Taxi

Starline Taxis +44 (0)1985 212215AAA

Admission
Admission

Historic Houses members visit for free. 

Adult: House and gardens only ticket £18.95
Child: House and gardens only ticket £14.20
Senior: House and gardens only ticket £17.05

(10% discount when booked online and in advance)

More admission details

Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Access statement available
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Guide dogs welcome

Other opening


School Visits

Longleat offers a wide range of educational opportunities to groups and has been awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge and in doing so, meets the high quality criteria required by schools for visits.

Curriculum based educational talks for primary and secondary schools and colleges are available on a range of different subjects (pre-booking is essential), and we are pleased to work with you for additional requirements such as pocket money goody bags, packed lunches and ice creams.

 


Longleat House's history and features

A trip through Longleat House will provide the perfect opportunity to step back into more than 450 years of history.

The house today is widely regarded as one of the best examples of high Elizabethan architecture in Britain and one of the most beautiful stately homes open to the public. Substantially completed by 1580 and now occupied by the 7th Marquess of Bath this incredible house has now been called home by 15 generations of the Thynne family.

Expect to be wowed from the very first moment you enter the Great Hall. Adorned by giant paintings depicting hunting scenes and with walls stretching 35 feet up you can see why this was the perfect place to host many a banquet.

Continue your journey through the house taking in libraries filled with over 40,000 books, a dining room laid out ready to host the next VIP guests and the Saloon stretching 90 feet long with its exquisite Flemish tapestries. Finish off by making your way down the Grand Staircase surrounded by an impressive collection of paintings.

Whether you’re joining a tour or want to take in the rich history of the house in your own time you'll be sure to leave with an incredible insight into this wondrous stately home and the stories it has to tell.


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Fun Facts
In 1574, Queen Elizabeth I visited Longleat.