All posts tagged: Longleat


In 1966, Longleat became the first location outside Africa to open a drive-through Safari. Over 50 years on, Longleat remains one of the UK’s leading tourist attractions. Boasting animals, Elizabethan architecture, 900 acres of parkland, and easy access from the A350, A36 and A361 Longleat truly is the perfect choice for a day out. A trip to Longleat affords you the chance to […]

War Horse team create Longleat lion puppet

Longleat has commissioned puppetry specialists from the National Theatre’s production of Warhorse to bring a giant lion puppet to life. The big cat puppet, which is nearly three metres long and more than two metres tall, will feature in daily parades at the Wiltshire stately home throughout the summer as part of the 50th anniversary of […]

Monkeys go bananas for Valentine’s banquet

Keepers at Longleat threw caution to the wind when they laid on a special romantic banquet treat for their troop of mischievous macaque monkeys in the run up to Valentine’s Day. The candlelit dinner included a variety of traditionally romantic dishes like melon, avocado, asparagus, strawberries and pomegranates as well as grapes and bananas. However, […]

‘On the Wild Side’ by Simon King – A Photographic Celebration of Longleat’s Famous Animals

From Easter Longleat will play host to world renowned TV wildlife presenter, photographer and cameraman Simon King’s latest exhibition. King has been concealing himself throughout Longleat’s animal paddocks during the winter, capturing timeless and unique images of the animals inside their world, from an innovative perspective, of which they’ve never before been seen. To complement […]

Longleat’s animals see themselves in a new light

A selection of Longleat’s safari animals came face to face with their Chinese lantern counterparts recently. The Wiltshire attraction is currently staging its spectacular Festival of Light outdoor event which features thousands of illuminated artworks. Alongside figures from Chinese history, myth and legend; including emperors, soldiers from the terracotta army and a giant dragon boat, […]