Port Lympne Wildlife Park Zoos

Port Lympne Wildlife Park
CT21 4PD


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Port Lympne Wild Animal Park is a sister Park of Howletts. We intend on rolling out webcams at the 350 acre reserve at Port Lympne in the near future. Whether you are interested in animals, historic houses, elegant gardens or magnificent scenery, Port Lympne has something for everyone...

"Palace of the Apes", the largest family gorilla house in the world.

350 acre wild animal park set in natural wild countryside

The Safari Trailer Ride is the best way to see the entire park and its animals

2 bachelor gorilla groups, tigers, lions, black rhino, elephants, wolves, monkeys and much more

Magnificent Historic Mansion and elegant gardens open to the public*

Conservatory Restaurant and gift shop

Animal feeding and encounter sessions

Seasonal events and children's entertainment

Easy to follow way-marked routes

As our site develops you will be able to take a virtual tour of Port Lympne Wild Animal Park utilising Quicktime VR.

Port Lympne Historic Mansion and Gardens

*Please note that due to conferences and functions the mansion is no longer open every day. It is open at Easter, Bank Holidays and for the school summer holidays.

Described by Country Life as the last historic house to be built in the 20th century, Port Lympne was designed by the remowned architect Sir Herbert Baker for Sir Philip Sassoon during World War I, and represents his best work.

Between the wars, Sir Philip entertained many famous people here including Lloyd George, the Prince of Wales and Mrs Simpson, Queen Mary, Charlie Chaplin, Lawrence of Arabia and Winston Churchill to name but a few.

Highlights of the mansion and gardens include...

The Spencer Roberts Mural Room - depicting animals and birds of South East Asia.

The Rex Whistler Tent Room - recently restored by experts from the Tate Gallery The Martin Jordan Mural Room showing dramatic scenes from around the animal kingdom

The striking Moorish Patio and terraces

Fifteen acres of beautiful landscaped gardens including vineyard, figary, sundial and chess board gardens

The 125 step Trojan Stairway giving panoramic views across Romney Marsh and the English Channel to the French coastline.

Ponds, fountains and numerous 'secret grottos'

Many fine statues, busts, paintings and other works of art.

Attraction Details

VenuePort Lympne Wildlife Park
AddressLympne, Hythe, Kent, CT21 4PD
Opening times
Entry costs
Attraction typeZoos


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