The UK’s original and largest lantern festival brings myths and legends to life this winter.

From Saturday, November 9 to Sunday, January 5, Longleat presents ‘Festival of Light – Myths and Legends’, which takes visitors on a thrilling odyssey to discover epic tales from around the globe.

From the heroes and villains of Ancient Greece and Norse Mythology to the Arabian Nights and the tale of the Sword in the Stone, thousands of illuminated lanterns will bring the magical and mysterious realms to life.

This year’s Festival of Light includes more than 3,000 lanterns, crafted using 50,000 LED lights and 30,000 metres of silk and Longleat House will be decorated in style for a 1920s Christmas feel.

The Main Square at Longleat will be dominated by a huge Tree of Life, festive light shows will be projected onto the front of the house for the first time and visitors will be able to paint their own lanterns using special light projections.

The giant musical Christmas Tree returns and the Santa Trains will transport visitors to meet Father Christmas in his wintry woodland grotto.

All this and much more, and visitors can also enjoy the usual animal and adventure attractions including the Safari drive-through, Koala Creek, Jungle Cruise and Jungle Kingdom.

The ‘Festival of Light – Myths and Legends’ opens Fridays to Sundays from November 9 to 30. Daily from December 1 to January 5 (excluding Christmas Day).

For more information visit www.longleat.co.uk/festival-of-light. Advance booking is essential.


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