At the end of a 2 mile narrow lane with plenty of passing places, Longleat CAMC Site is situated right next door to the Safari Park. A 50 metre walk or a half mile drive to the Safari Park. The Safari Park is so close that you will hear the animals from the comfort of your pitch. Sea Lions bark throughout the day, the roar of the lions is clearly audible whilst the site settles down for the evening and early morning risers could wake to the distant howling wolves.
If using a SatNav it is important not to use the site’s postcode but to use the postcode of the The White Hart pub at the top of the lane, BA12 7PH. Following the brown tourist information signs.
With 165 touring pitches, predominantly hard standing with a smattering of grass pitches, this site also has seasonals and tent pitches and is open ten months of the year, closing early January reopening in March.
The site has two clean and heated toilet blocks to the usual club standard with toilets, showers and privacy cubicles.
There is also another building housing a laundry, games room, parent and toddler bathrooms and one of the best stocked information rooms I’ve ever seen.
Reception has a small shop selling basic food stuffs and caravan bits and pieces. The closest supermarket is Asda which is about 4 miles away.
The closest pub is The White Hart, 2 miles back up to the top of the lane and is the home of The Yorkshire Slider. Across the staggered cross roads from the White Hart, following the road you’ll come The Cross Keys, a community pub with good pub grub and old fashioned pub games. At the top of the lane from the site, turn right and just a few hundred yards on your right is The Royal Oak, a little bit more than pub grub at a cost of a little more than the other two pubs but worth it. All the pubs in the area are family and dog friendly and could require booking at busier times of the year.
Frome is the nearest town, just over 4 miles away and is well worth a visit. A town, likened a little to Glastonbury, with it’s boutiques and quirky independent shops. Cheap Street and Catherine’s Hill are worth seeking out whilst there and if you’re around for the first Sunday in the month the Frome Independent Traders Market is well worth a visit.
On the border of Wiltshire and Somerset there is loads to do in the area other than the Safari Park.
See below for some ideas of days out whilst on site.