A family walking across the south garden in front of the house at Knightshayes on an autumn day

Discover Knightshayes, a country estate on a grand, gothic scale

Discovering Knightshayes' treasures

Exploring further afield


What's on

Current highlights to see

Upcoming events

Autumn Antics Trail

Sun 21 Oct 2018
Pick up our nature trail that will guide you around kitchen garden and garden this October half term.

Make a Lantern

Mon 22 Oct 2018
Prepare for the spooky evening opening by dropping in to make a your very own spooky lantern to help light the way down to the house and garden.

Twilight Opening

Mon 22 Oct 2018
Make the most of the explore the Victorian Gothic novel themed decorations in the house during the fading light before darkness falls...

Creepy Quest

Mon 22 Oct 2018
Learn more about the weird and wonderful Gothic tales of the Victorians with our creepy quest.

Hallowe'en spook-fest

Fri 26 Oct 2018
Are you brave enough to join us for an evening of gothic Victorian novels told around the house by the characters themselves? You can meander through the cobwebs and darkened rooms to find out the spooky tales.

Sunday Roast Lunches

Sun 04 Nov 2018
Enjoy one of our delicious Sunday roast lunches in the stables café. Made using local produce, much of it grown in our very own Kitchen Garden, it's the perfect way to warm up after your winter walk and treat yourself after exploring everything...

Eating and shopping



Two girls at Knightshayes investigating insects

Special opportunities for learning at Knightshayes 

The perfect outdoor classroom, join us at Knightshayes for workshops, learning sessions, self-led activities and more. Bring your school or youth group for a special one-off experience.


Get involved

A volunteer at work in the parkland at Knightshayes sawing branches

Volunteer at Knightshayes 

Get involved by volunteering at Knightshayes. There's plenty of different roles, so find out more how you can find the perfect opportunity.



Visitors from a group visit arriving at Knightshayes to be greeted by a staff member.

Organise a group visit

With a spectacular country estate to discover, Knightshayes is the perfect place for a group visit.



View of Knightshayes house at dusk from the south gardens

A rich and varied history 

Discover more about this stunning Victorian manor house and delve into over 200 years of history.


Our work


Chipping away at our environmental impact  

Exciting progress is underway at Knightshayes, as we start work on the Biomass Project. If you’ve visited recently you may have seen lots of activity going on, including the creation of a new compound at the very top of the main car park. Read on to find out more about what's going on.


Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Knightshayes on the National Trust Collections website