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Elizabethan splendour

On my way home from Somerset this afternoon I passed Longleat, the magnificent Elizabethan house which is home to the Marquess of Bath and the Longleat Safari Park. I??d never been there before so I thought I??d try my luck and see how far I could get into the grounds before someone demanded money from me. It was 5 o??clock by the time I got there and the entrance kiosks were all locked up so I continued past them and found I could get all the way to the car park and the house for free ?? result! I had a little look around (although I wasn??t brave enough to take my car through the safari park ?? I didn??t like the idea of the monkeys puling bits off it!) and managed to catch some photos of the main facade of the house without anyone cluttering up the picture before I continued my journey home.

Click to enlarge to see all the glorious detail!

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    • # Andarta

      Lovely picture, it looks very nice in b&w. It is crazy to think that was someone's home!

      2011.04.19 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Brenda Nelson

      You're such a rebel, Helen! But the result is exquisite! Such incredible architecture and history in this single image! Thanks for sharing.

      2011.04.18 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Carole Gledhill

      You dare-devil.. I love Elizabethan Architecture. It makes me gasp. A truly marvellous capture. Going in my favorites.

      2011.04.17 Edited Reply Cancel