Longleat Hedge Maze, England The maze is part of the 8000 acres that have been the home of the Marquesses of Bath since 1541. Added to the historic grounds in 1975, the Longleat Hedge Maze is the largest of several mazes on the property. The maze is constructed of more than 16,000 English yews with several dead ends, multiple paths, raised bridges, and a central tower.
Containing 1.5 million individual plants, this maze --just outside York-- covers 32 acres, the equivalent of 15 football pitches, and was designed using satellite technology, which meant the paths could be cut to an accuracy of half a metre. The huge maze was created by Tom Pearcy as a tribute to the 40th anniversary of Star Trek.