Important notice -

Please note our car park is very busy today, and on occasion, will be shut off if full. There is overflow parking at the bottom of the drive in the parkland car park, which is about a 10-15 minute walk up to the house.

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What's on

Upcoming events

Christmas Food & Drink Fair

Sat 24 Nov 2018
Stuck for ideas for the perfect present? At our Food and Drink Fair, you'll find small brewers and vineyards, selling by the glass and bottle, and stalls with locally sourced foods and edible gifts. So not only can you pick up the perfect gift,...

Old, Odd and Outstanding Trees- a walk with our rangers

Sat 24 Nov 2018
In celebration of National Tree Week, this walk will focus on our champion tree collection; taking in everything from the largest Turkey Oak in the country, to one of the first giant redwoods to be planted in Britain.

Sunday Roast Lunches

Sun 25 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...

An invitation to Christmas at Knightshayes

Sat 01 Dec 2018
No Christmas is complete without a touch of the Knightshayes festive magic.

Christmas trail & craft activity

Sat 01 Dec 2018
Get crafty and keep the kids busy in the stables when visiting Knightshayes this Christmas. Make something to take home with you to help decorate your house, and follow our trail around the house to keep your little ones busy whilst you explore.

Knightshayes by Night

Sat 01 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.

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