Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 7NW
About Longleat Grounds & Gardens
Longleat Grounds and Gardens are 900 acres of stunning 'Capability' Brown landscape parkland, formal gardens by George London, stables and Orangery by the architect, Wyatville and Secret Garden designed by Russell Page.
Where is Longleat Grounds & Gardens located?
Longleat is situated just off the A36 between Bath and Salisbury (A362 Warminster-Frome). Postcode for Sat Nav users: BA12 7JS. As you approach Longleat please ignore Sat Nav instructions and follow the brown tourist signs. Some Sat Nav systems will take you to a dead end.
What style of garden is Longleat Grounds & Gardens?
Lancelot Brown earned the nickname ‘Capability’ as he often told wealthy clients their estates had ‘capability’ for improvement. He worked at Longleat between 1757 and 1762 under the 1st Marquess and completely transformed the park. Brown established rolling lawns, dotted with clumps of trees and a chain of carefully placed lakes. And he didn’t stop there, creating the ‘Great Ha-ha’, the gorgeous Pleasure Walk (an arboretum to the south west of the house which is still much-used) and a new walled kitchen garden.
What can guests enjoy at Longleat Grounds & Gardens?
There are also formal gardens to wander through at your leisure. The first real champion of these was the 1st Viscount Weymouth. He commissioned George London to transform and extend the 14 acre orchard on the east side of the house into an impressive Baroque style garden, filled with canals, parterres, statues and fountains. In the 1730s this garden was refashioned in the new Rococo style – and even housed a menagerie of exotic animals created for the 2nd Viscount.
Longleat Grounds and Gardens are part of the Astonishing Kingdom of Longleat, which includes the UK's first Safari Drive-through outside of Africa, Animal Adventure, Jungle Kingdom, Monkey Temple, Penguin Island, Longleat Railway, Jungle Cruise, Rockin' Rhino, Little Explorer's Garden, Adventure Castle and much more.
Longleat Grounds & Gardens also has a Attraction / Activity and House:
Information on Longleat Grounds & Gardens , Warminster
|Opening Times:||Please see our website for current opening times|
|Admission:||Please see our website for ticket options.|
|Child Friendly:||Children of all ages welcome|
|Location:||Just off A36 between Bath and Salisbury ( A362 Warminster to Frome).|
Coaches welcome, Free parking, Full disabled access, Guided tours - House tours operate daily 10:00-11:45 (40 mins duration), during Park opening times, Restaurants, Shops
|Parkland / Woodland Acreage:||900|
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