Longleat Safari Park & Stately Home

Situated next to the village of Horningsham, in close proximity to the towns of Warminster in Wiltshire and Frome in Somerset, Longleat stands as a majestic English stately home that presently serves as the residence for the Marquesses of Bath.


This remarkable estate is renowned for its exquisite Elizabethan country house, captivating maze, and meticulously landscaped parkland. Spanning over 900 acres, the parkland is a picturesque expanse adorned with the artistry of Capability Brown, featuring vast woodlands, fertile farmland, and notably, a prestigious safari park— the first of its kind outside the African continent.

If you’re looking for the perfect base from which to explore, then look no further than The King John Inn. Located just 40 miles away from the historic centre of Bath, our pub and inn offers 8 sumptuous en-suite bedrooms, delicious drinks and a mouthwatering pub menu.

A brief overview of Longleat Safari Park

Longleat Safari Park is situated on the grounds of the historic Longleat Estate, which has been the home of the Thynne family, the Marquesses of Bath, since the 16th century. The park itself was opened to the public in 1966, becoming the first drive-through safari park outside of Africa.

The safari park offers visitors an opportunity to see a wide variety of exotic and native animals up close. The park features both drive-through and walk-through sections. In the drive-through area, visitors can explore the extensive grounds in their own vehicles, encountering animals such as lions, tigers, giraffes, rhinos, elephants, zebras, and more. The walk-through areas allow visitors to observe animals like meerkats, penguins, gorillas, koalas, and other fascinating creatures.


Longleat Safari Park is approximately 46 minutes by car from the King John Inn.

Exit Longleat Safari Park and turn right to stay on The Stalls

The Stalls turns right and and becomes Geys Hill.

Turn right onto Mill Lane

Turn right at the 1st crossroad street onto Lanes End Hill/A362. Continue to follow A362 for approximately two miles

At Picket Post Roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on A362 for half a mile.

At Cley Hill Roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto A36 for one mile.

At the next roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto A350 and proceed for approximately 14 miles

At the next roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Little Content Lane/A30/A350
Go through another roundabout

At the next roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Salisbury Road/A30

Turn right onto Higher Blandford Road/B3081. Continue to follow the B3081 for a mile

Turn left to stay on B3081 and proceed for just over five miles. The King John Inn will be on the left