Longleat, the countries Premier wildlife park

Since 1580 the beautiful Longleat house has stood in 900 acres of  rolling Wiltshire countryside, home to the Thynn family, then and now, it is best known as the countries most famous and first drive through wild life and adventure park.


The wildlife park was the idea brainstormed by Jimmy Chipperfield, the former co director of Chiperfields Circus. Opened in 1966 and considered to be the first ‘drive through’ wildlife park outside of Africa. The park is remarkable with the animals being able to walk freely within large, secure areas giving visitors the amazing opportunity to see some of the worlds most prestigious animals up close from the comfort of their cars





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