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

Discovering Knightshayes' treasures

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What's on

Upcoming events

Christmas Conifer Trail

Wed 19 Dec 2018
Pick up a trail and explore the festive trees in the garden and find out all things conifer!

An invitation to Christmas at Knightshayes

Wed 19 Dec 2018
No Christmas is complete without a touch of the Knightshayes festive magic.

Victorian Christmas Trail

Wed 19 Dec 2018
Join us in the house to explore what a Victorian family Christmas looks like and find out more about our favourite Christmas traditions. Be sure to claim your prize at the end.

Knightshayes by Night

Fri 21 Dec 2018
From twinkling fairy lights to shimmering water; discover a hidden world swathed in colour as we bring to life one of the finest gardens in the south west, with a bit of festive magic.

Evening Victorian Christmas Trail

Fri 21 Dec 2018
Join us for a festive evening exploring the house dressed for Christmas and have a go at the Victorian Christmas trail.

Father Christmas visits Knightshayes

Sat 22 Dec 2018
No child is truly ready for Christmas until they have met with the jolly man in green.

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