View of south terrace lawn at Knightshayes

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

Discovering Knightshayes' treasures

Exploring further afield

A grandparent and child walking in the Spring garden at Knightshayes

Making the most of Spring at Knightshayes 

The garden is bursting back into life, the birds are tweeting and there's plenty to spot, spaces to blow the cobwebs in and fun to be had. Find out ways to make the most of Spring.

Knightshayes in flower with sun shining in spring

Signs of spring to spot at Knightshayes 

It's that time of the year when the formal woodland garden begins to look even more beautiful than usual. If you're planning a visit soon, why not have a read of what you can look out for.


What's on

Upcoming events

Easter holiday family fable fun

Sat 24 Mar 2018
Everyone knows the story of the Tortoise and the Hare, but how much do you really know about the stories of Aesop? Head over to Knightshayes this Easter and find out all about these wild and wonderful moral tales.

Golf, gardens and guides: Joyce, Lady Amory's story

Sat 24 Mar 2018
Joyce, Lady Amory, the last member of the family to live at Knightshayes, left a tremendous legacy. Join us to discover the trail she blazed in women's golf in the 1920s and her role in creating the stunning famous garden here.

Carvery Lunches

Sun 25 Mar 2018
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...

Design your own beehive

Tue 27 Mar 2018
Ever wanted to be a beekeeper like the fabled keeper? Build and decorate your own beehive to put in your garden at home.

Build your own racer tortoise

Thu 29 Mar 2018
Everyone knows the fable of the tortoise and the hare, if you fancy having your own races, come along to make and decorate your own racer tortoise.

Cadbury Egg Hunt

Fri 30 Mar 2018
Join our Cadbury egg hunt in the gardens this Easter bank holiday. Can you identify the false fable? There's a yummy chocolate prize from Cadbury when you've completed the trail and we've also got a craft activity included in the price.
Joyce Wethered, champion golfer alongside her contemporaries including Glenna Collett

Golf, Gardens and Guides: discovering the story of Joyce, Lady Amory 

Find out more about the incredible life story of Joyce Wethered, later Lady Amory, and the legacy she's left for women today through a new exhibition from 3 March 2018.


Eating and shopping



Measuring trees in Knole Park to discover their age

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 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


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