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Myths and Legends Come to Life at Longleat

8th October 2019

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A team of highly-skilled Chinese artists are putting the finishing touches to hundreds of giant illuminated figures which will form part of the 2019 Festival of Light at Longleat.

Myths and Legends Come to Life at Longleat

Running from 9th November to 5th January, the theme of this year’s event is Myths and Legends. From the heroes and villains of Ancient Greece and Norse Mythology to the spectacular Day of the Dead, the Arabian Nights and the tale of the Sword in the Stone; thousands of illuminated lanterns are set to bring this magical and mysterious realm to life.

In total the festival features more than 3,000 lanterns, crafted using 50,000 LED lights and 30,000 metres of silk. Among the other legendary figures on display will be St George slaying the mighty dragon, the giant Kraken engulfing a full-sized ship on the lake, the minotaur, King Midas, Medusa and Thor.

Myths and Legends Come to Life at Longleat

The Main Square at Longleat will be dominated by a huge Tree of Life and there’s also a life-sized recreation of a palace from the Arabian Nights, alongside dozens of other spectacular, brightly-coloured, illuminated tableaux spread across the Wiltshire estate.

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

For more information on the Festival of Light go to the website. Groups of 12+ receive 30% off Tickets. Advanced booking is essential.

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