A group tour at Longleat House.

Scandalous History is a new tour at Longleat House in Wiltshire, which will open to groups in 2017.

The tour will take groups through the heart of Longleat House to visit a selection of rooms and artefacts associated with compelling and salacious gossip through the ages.

The one hour guided tour will focus on the controversial stories and scandalous goings on that have taken place in the house that is now the current home to the 7th Marquess of Bath.

Pre-booking onto the tour is essential.

The tour is not included in the cost of entry to Longleat House and Gardens, and a supplementary £8 per visitor is required.

Longleat House

Built by Sir John Thynne in the 16th century, Longleat House, which lies in the heart of 900 acres of Capability Brown parkland, has been home to 15 generations of the Thynne Family.

As well as the Scandalous History tour beginning next year, Longleat offers a selection of guided tours for groups wanting to discover more about the Elizabethan building.

Alternatively groups can venture round the house independently.

Art fanatics will be able to enjoy Longleat’s extensive collection of art which is on display. Hundreds of paintings, many of which depict famous historical figures and members of the Thynne family decorate the walls, as do tapestries and even hand painted Chinese wallpaper.

Entry to the house also includes access to the Capability Brown landscaped grounds.

Groups wanting to visit the Safari Park as well should purchase an All In One ticket.

Parties of 12 plus visiting Longleat can benefit from discounts and coach driver lunch vouchers.

For more information call 01985-844328, e-mail groups@longleat.co.uk, or visit www.longleat.co.uk.