Important notice -

We are currently installing a biomass boiler, which will heat the stables and the house, and will allow us to go oil-free. During the works, we will have lots of contractors and heavy machinery on site, so please bear with us during this time.

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


Things to see and do

Discovering Knightshayes' treasures

Exploring further afield


What's on

children enjoying a trail in the gardens at Knightshayes in the summer

Find your wild side this Easter 

Become a wildlife expert this Easter at Knightshayes. From giant bird eggs to identify, bird feeder-making to the annual Cadbury Egg Hunt, there's something for every little explorer.

Upcoming events

Knightshayes carvery lunches

Sun 26 Feb 2017
Enjoy one of our delicious carvery lunches in the stables café. Made using local produce, much of it grown in our very own Kitchen Garden and sourced from our tenant farmers, it's the perfect way to warm up and treat yourself after exploring...

Seed swap

Sat 04 Mar 2017
Help us keep the kitchen garden looking amazing and take home your very own piece by joining our annual seed swapping event. Support local and heritage fruit and veg varieties as we look to share and replenish our stock of seeds. Join us for the...

Mothering Sunday Carvery Lunch

Sun 26 Mar 2017
Bring mum along to Knightshayes and show her a good day out.

Easter holiday family fun

Sat 01 Apr 2017
How much do you know about what hides in our garden and woods? Head over to Knightshayes this half term and find out all about the wild and wonderful animals that might be living in your back garden too.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Knightshayes

Fri 14 Apr 2017
Join our wild child Cadbury Easter hunt in the gardens this Easter bank holiday, tracking animals and searching for giant birds' nests throughout the garden and identifying who lives there. Can you find the cuckoo amongst our native feathered...

Tasty half term fun

Sat 27 May 2017
Run of some of that excess energy by visiting Knightshayes this half-term. Join a trail around our kitchen garden and find out all about where your food comes from and where all the food we grow goes.

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

Frost on a bush in the kitchen garden at Knightshayes

Winter has arrived in the kitchen garden 

Winter is upon us, and the kitchen garden team tell us what they'll be up to over December and January.

squashes in the vegetable garden at Knightshayes

What did we get up to over Autumn 

The season to savour with an abundance of rich colour and lots to harvest. Find out what happened in the kitchen garden throughout the past couple of months.