One of the UK's major attractions stands majestically in the beautiful
Wiltshire countryside less than a 30 minutes drive from Camerton.
Set within 900 acres of Capability Brown landscaped parkland, Longleat House is
widely regarded as one of the best examples of high Elizabethan architecture in
Britain, and one of the most beautiful stately homes open to the public.
The Marquesses of Bath have lived here ever since John Thynn, who started life
working in Henry VIII's kitchens and rose to wealth and social position. Over
the centuries each Lord has made his own eccentric additions to the house. It
was the present Marquis of Bath's father, the 6th Marquis, who originally
perceived that a house of this magnitude and splendour could become a major
tourist attraction and, in 1949 opened Longleat House to the public on a fully
commercial basis – it was the original stately home to do so!