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    The African Experience Part 1

    by Galaxy31 Updated Jul 26, 2015

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    I have spend two days in Port Lympne Safari park and I have enjoyed every minute I stayed there. We have purchased a very reasonable offer from Amazon for two nights and three days at the park included one night meal, breakfast for both days and entrance at Howletts Park.
    On the second day we have boarded the safari truck and after the safety instructions we have set off. The tour lasted about two hours with a stop half way to see the lizards, snakes and much more insects. There was a cafe, toilets and a shop plus their conservation in action building which on the day we have visited it was close. We have boarded the truck again and made our way back. As we had the opportunity to get off before the last stop and walk through the primate area and then back to the mansion through the gardens we have opted for that.
    Watching the animals in their own nature habitat it was great. Port Lympne is over six hundred acres and the animals have got a lot of space to move around.

    Opening Times
    Summer: 29th of March to 27th of October 9.30am to 6.30pm last admission at 3.00pm
    Winter: 28th of October to 28th of March 9.30am to 5.00pm last admission at 2.30pm

    Admission ADULT
    ON THE DAY PRICE£20.95
    ONLINE PRICE£18.85

    CHILD
    ON THE DAY PRICE£16.95
    ONLINE PRICE£15.25

    A Map of Port Lympne A Cottage Safari Truck
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    Port Lympne Mansion House Room Paintings...

    by Galaxy31 Updated Jul 26, 2015

    The Grade II* listed Mansion House and since 2014 a hotel has still got the original painted rooms by different British artists in great condition. If you purchase a ticket for the safari adventure then you can go and explore the Mansion House unless is a wedding or a private function on then you will not be able to enter.
    This is one of the many rooms that is painted on the ground floor and it has been painted first by a Josep Maria Sert a Catalan muralist between 1913-14 and after John Aspinall commissioned Author Spencer Roberts to repainted after fallen into despair. Author Spencer Roberts was born in Cork in 1905 moved to Hastings in 1927 and he died in 1997 and interested mainly in wild animals from all over the world.

    The whole room from the ceiling to the windows has got all different wild animal paintings. This is the biggest painting Author Spencer Roberts did in his whole career. Even the carpet has got tigers and lions on it. This it was one of my favourite rooms at the Port Lympne Mansion House.

    The whole of Port Lympne is part of the Aspinall Foundation and with the consent of English Heritage, converted the Grade II* listed building into a hotel to help raise funds for the conservation and preservation of wild animals which takes place within Port Lympne Reserve and its sister park Howletts Wild Animal Park.

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    Port Lympne Mansion House Room Paintings...

    by Galaxy31 Written Jul 26, 2015

    The Drawing Room again it was first painted by a Spanish muralist and again John Aspinall commissioned Author Spencer Roberts to repaint the room but this time John Aspinalls photo was included with the animals.
    First photo the drawing room.
    Second and third photos are some of the murals
    Fourth photo is the mural with John Aspinall
    Fifth photo is the iron balustrade staircase with blue marble columns on the ground floor and pink marble columns on the first floor.

    WHO WAS JOHN ASPINALL

    John Aspinall born in Delhi during the British Raj on 11th of June 1926 he has made his fortune by gambling when he was in debt due to his gambling he has asked his supposed father to lend him money only to find out that he real father it was a soldier. After his parents divorce his stepfather Sir George Osborne send him to Rugby school only to be expelled for not attending.He later attended Jesus College in Oxford and on the day of his final exams he pretended he was ill but went to the Ascot races. He has left college without a degree or qualification.
    Aspinall then went into illegal private gambling by rented out flats to carry his illegal practices but used the premises for only three times before he moved somewhere else, and his mother was paying off Metropolitan police officers. At one time when his mother hadn't paid, the officers raided the premises.
    In 1958 in response to Aspinall's legal win, the UK Government passed the Betting and Gaming Act 1960,
    After loosing more money again he went into gambling and made his money.In 1958 he has bought Howletts country house which he has turned into a private zoo. As that it was getting rather small for the animals he purchased Port Lympne in 1973. He opened Howletts as a zoo in 1975 and Port Lympne in 1976.Both Howletts and Port Lympne have been run by the John Aspinall Foundation since 1984.
    He has passed away on 29th of June 2000.

    The whole of Port Lympne is part of the Aspinall Foundation and with the consent of English Heritage, converted the Grade II* listed building into a hotel to help raise funds for the conservation and preservation of wild animals which takes place within Port Lympne Reserve and its sister park Howletts Wild Animal Park.

    Drawing Room Drawing Room Drawing Room The staircase
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    • Architecture
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