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Longleat
Warminster BA12 7NW Driving directions
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Opening hours

Grounds: daily end Mar-Oct and early Dec-early Jan; mid Nov-end Nov: Fri-Sun - house: end Jul-end Aug: 10am-7pm (ticket counter 6.30pm); rest of year: see Website - Safari Park: end Jul-end Aug: 10am-7pm (ticket counter 6pm); rest of year: see Website

Description

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.

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