I hope this site will be of interest to visitors who travelled on Longleat Railway during its first 45 years. I have tried to include both major and minor changes that have occurred at Longleat Railway since the first train ran on 27th August 1965. For those of you who are returning to this site, I recommend that you click on the 'Latest Update' tab.
The railway is situated in the grounds of Longleat House and Safari Park. Longleat House is the home of the 7th Marquess of Bath.
Longleat House was the first stately home to open its doors to the public. It was opened by the 6th Marquess of Bath in 1949.
In 1966 the worlds first safari park, outside of Africa, opened.
Other attractions have opened within the grounds since then, and now make up one of the best value family days out in the country.
022/08/12. This site should now be regarded as a historical site, as major changes have occurred during our closed season. This site is being re-designed will be available soon.
Any questions about this website should be directed to
This site is NOT endorsed by The Marquess of Bath, Longleat Enterprises Ltd. or any other companies or persons within the 'Longleat business'. This site is NOT linked to the official Longleat website, which can be found HERE.
This is a site constructed purely out of my own interest in the railway, and driven by the questions I am asked as an employee working at Longleat Railway. The views and opinions within this site may not reflect the views and opinions of any or all parties within the 'business'. As an employee of Longleat Enterprises Ltd., I am contractually obliged not to divulge any information deemed to 'not be in the public domain' and this may be reflected in certain areas of this site.