Longleat Festival of Light & Salisbury


A delightful festive spectacle

Longleat’s Festival of Light is a magical experience. With the stunning Elizabethan house adorned with festive decoration, outside the ‘Capability’ Brown-landscaped grounds come alive with a series of wondrous life-sized Chinese lanterns. Illuminated characters, animals, plants and buildings create a glowing winter wonderland of fantastic scenes.


Lanterns, lions and festive cheer

“We have recently returned from a one night trip to Longleat Festival of Light. Everyone had a great time and I have never had as many thank you messages. Our coach driver was very courteous and helpful. The paperwork given to us was really informative and useful and we were really grateful.” Margaret, Group Organiser

From £379 per person

based on two sharing in a twin/double room, with a minimum of 30 passengers travelling

Best time to go

November, December

Suggested Hotel

Holiday Inn Bristol Filton, Filton

  • Set in landscaped grounds near Bristol
  • A great standard of hotel, excellently located for this itinerary
  • Modern & comfortable bedrooms
  • Leisure facilities including an indoor pool
  • Spacious bar and restaurant

Not the hotel for your group? Other hotels are available, contact us.


Longleat Festival of Light

Longleat undergoes a transformation for the festive season, with spectacular lanterns which illuminate as darkness falls. The theme of the lantern display changes each year. As well as strolling amongst these amazing scenes, you can explore the ground floor rooms of Longleat House itself, which is beautifully decorated for Christmas. Despite the chill outside, Longleat’s safari drive-through remains open, and you can spot lions, tigers, zebras, and many other exotic creatures. A boat trip on the lake is another way view the beautiful and extensive grounds of this unique property.

Salisbury Christmas Market

Soak in the festive atmosphere of the magical Salisbury Christmas Market, which sees this medieval city transformed into a winter wonderland. Browse the traditional stalls with plenty of festive food, handmade crafts and gift items on offer, along with a good dose of Christmas cheer.


Best Western Swan Hotel, Wells

The historic, award-winning Swan Hotel in Wells could not be more centrally located nor have a more dramatic view, located directly opposite the west face of Wells Cathedral. This old coaching inn has all the modern comforts you would expect yet is packed with character, and has its own elegant bar, cosy lounge and beautiful wood-panelled restaurant.

Make this trip your own

Why not extend this tour to 2 or 3 nights? Additional attractions include Tyntesfield (NT), Dyrham Park (NT), the SS Great Britain, and Wells Cathedral.

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