Longleat is usually known for it's beautiful house, lovely gardens, and of course, safari park, but from this weekend until Christmas, a few new additions have moved in. The Festival of Light is a breathtaking display of Chinese lanterns, the first of it's kind in Europe. I was lucky enough to go along to the launch night, which started in the Great Hall with champagne and canapes, before enjoying a stroll around the beautiful lanterns. Each one was hand made on-site, mostly from steel and silk, and illuminated after dark. I could probably talk forever about the display but instead, here's some photographs.
You can purchase tickets for The Festival of Light here.