By Tyler Ody
Longleat House is opening its doors again
We’re delighted to announce that Longleat House will be open to visitors from 1st April. After a challenging couple of years, it’s wonderful to be able to invite you into the family home of the 8th Marquess and Marchioness of Bath again.
We will be offering engaging and fascinating guided tours to bring the House and its stories to life. Our highly knowledgeable guides will give you the opportunity to experience over 450 years of history and discover all about those who have lived and worked in Longleat House. Our new guided tours also provide an improved visitor experience and will help to better preserve the House and its collections for future generations to enjoy.
House tours last approximately 1 hour and take place every 15 minutes from 11.15am (off peak days) and 10am (peak days) to 4pm (off peak days) and 5pm (peak days). House Tours are available as an add-on experience to a Day Ticket, at a small additional charge. You will be offered your choice of House Tour as part of your ticket booking journey. Make sure to pre-book your visit online.
Highlights from Longleat House
We’ve been hard at work getting the house ready for visitors again. This included restoring the impressive oak front doors to Longleat House. The doors were completed nearly 300 years ago so they need looking after to make sure they’re preserved for future generations. Over one week, our team of conservators worked on bringing them back to their beautiful condition. Watch the video below to hear more about the restoration of the front doors.
On the 25th anniversary of World Book Day last week, we celebrated Lewis Carroll’s much-loved story, Alice in Wonderland. The library at Longleat is lucky enough to be in possession of an incredibly rare first edition of the book. Before it was published in 1865, 2000 copies of the first edition were printed but only 22 are known to survive today. Our Curator, James Ford, took a look at some of the delightful illustrations in the first edition.
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