The park is situated in the grounds of Longleat House, an English stately home which is open to the public and was the home of the 7th Marquess of Bath. It was in this spirit that Henry Thynne, sixth Marquess of Bath, created the first drive-through safari park outside Africa at Longleat House, in Wiltshire, in 1966. Lord Bath - the owner of Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire - has died at the age of 87 after testing positive for coronavirus. Lord Bath, the eccentric owner of Longleat Safari Park, has died after testing positive for coronavirus. Alexander Thynn, 87, died on Saturday after being … The flamboyant 7th Marquess of Bath is to hand down the firm that owns his Longleat safari park, to his son, Ceawlin, Viscount Weymouth. The eccentric owner of Longleat Safari Park, Lord Bath, has died after contracting coronavirus. Longleat in Wiltshire (Image: Matt Cardy/Getty Images). By Richard Savill 12 March 2010 • 13:34 pm . Christopher died in 2017 with a comparatively smaller fortune of £300,000, having never publicly … History. Longleat Safari Park and the concept of safari parks were the brainchild of Jimmy Chipperfield (1912–1990), former co-director of Chipperfield's Circus. THE eccentric owner of Longleat Safari Park, Lord Bath, has died from coronavirus aged 87. Lord Bath, the eccentric owner of Longleat Safari Park, has died of coronavirus at the age of 87. Longleat Safari Park has announced the death of Lord Bath of Longleat at the age of 87. Longleat Enterprises Ltd. is an operator of tourist attractions at Longleat, United Kingdom. Alexander Thynn, 7th Marquess of Bath, sadly passed away yesterday after being admitted to … ONE of the owners of Longleat Safari Park is the eighth celebrity to join this year's Strictly Come Dancing lineup. Alexander Thynn, the 7th Marquess of Bath, owned the park in Warminster, Wiltshire.