A dazzling festival of light is set to launch in Wiltshire this festive season and will attract both tourists and locals.

The 2023 edition of the annual Longleat Festival of Light, located at the iconic safari park on the outskirts of Warminster, will begin on Saturday, November 11.

The long-running tourist attraction will be open until January 7, 2024, and this year’s theme will be “Treasured Tales”.

Longleat’s festival of light normally utilises around 7,000 lanterns to create stunning scenes for visitors.

Among this year’s displays will be iconic scenes from childhood stories such as The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Cinderella, Snow White, and The Wizard of Oz.

Wiltshire Times: A Little Red Riding Hood display from this year's eventA Little Red Riding Hood display from this year's event (Image: Longleat)

Characters from these books will be reimagined as breathtaking lantern displays.

Visitors will also be treated to a festive atmosphere with a brand new Christmas market area on offer, as well as a 15-metre enchanted Christmas tree show and the Santa train.

The evenings will be rounded off by a new light show that will illuminate Longleat House and culminate in a “show-stopping” fountain display on the lake.

Tickets have been on sale since April and range from £24.95 per adult to £44.95 per adult.

Those who purchase a day ticket will also be able to experience the drive-through safari.