South terraces at Knightshayes in front of the house in June

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What's on

Upcoming events

Summer holiday fun

Thu 27 Jul 2017
Navigate your way through the school holidays with mazes, trails, games and puzzles to keep the kids' brains, and not your patience, stretched this summer.

Heritage Open Day

Sat 09 Sep 2017
Join us for a taster of Knightshayes, with free entry for Heritage Open Day. Find out what's special about this gothic house and its acres of garden and parkland- and discover what you're missing.

Seed Swap

Sat 16 Sep 2017
Flex your green fingers and take home your very own piece of Knightshayes by joining our annual seed swapping event.

Hospiscare Breakfast Run

Sun 17 Sep 2017
Roll out of bed, grab your trainers and raise pounds in your pyjamas for Hospiscare! The whole family is welcome to run, walk or jog raising funds for their local hospice and then enjoy a well-earned breakfast in the beautiful setting of...

Curious creepy crawly quest

Sat 21 Oct 2017
Keep the bogeyman of boredom away with our creepy crawly activity trail in the garden this October half term.

Hallowe'en late night opening

Fri 27 Oct 2017
Immerse yourself in spine chilling stories throughout the darkened house this Hallowe'en, with ghoulish crafts and cobwebs galore, this isn't for the fainted hearted. Dare you come up and see us after dark?

Eating and shopping



Two girls at Knightshayes investigating insects

Opportunities for schools and students 

The perfect outdoor classroom, join us at Knightshayes for workshops, learning sessions, self-led activities and more.


Get involved

A volunteer room guide chatting with a visitor at Knightshayes

Become a volunteer 

Get involved and help the National Trust with its important and ongoing work at Knightshayes.



A group of people getting off a coach at Knightshayes

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

Chard being harvested in Knightshayes kitchen garden

Spring has sprung in the walled garden 

It's all go in the walled garden as Spring falls upon us. Find out what the gardeners have been up to and find out new things to see.


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.