Important notice -

Please note the house will be open by guided tour only on weekdays from Thursday 2 January-Friday 28 February. Please ask in reception on arrival and arrive early to avoid disappointment as tours are not bookable in advance.

Discover Knightshayes - a great post-war garden, 19th-century parkland and grand Gothic Revival architecture by Victorian visionary William Burges.

Discovering Knightshayes' treasures


What's on

Christmas, crafts, shopping

Get into the festive spirit at a November fair 

Launch into the festive season at one of Knightshayes' festive fairs. On 15-17 November there's the craft and gift fair, followed by taste of Christmas fair on 23-24 November. 

Upcoming events

January tours: A different side to the family home

Tue 21 Jan 2020
Join one of our guided tour to find out about a different side to this family home

February tours: A different side to the family home

Mon 03 Feb 2020
Join one of our guided tour to find out about a different side to this family home

Tremendous trees trail

Sat 15 Feb 2020
Trees give us lots of clues when it comes to identifying them during the colder months. Join us this half term to find out what to look for.

Seed Swap

Sat 14 Mar 2020
Flex your green fingers and take home your own piece of Knightshayes by coming along to our Spring seed swapping event in the kitchen garden.

Batty about bats trail

Sat 28 Mar 2020
Sort the fact from fiction when it comes to these elusive little creatures.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 10 Apr 2020
Complete the trail to find out more about the bats we see at Knightshayes and win a chocolate prize

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 

Why not 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

Gardeners harvesting crops in the walled kitchen garden at Knightshayes

Find out more about the exotic veg being grown in the kitchen garden 

The team in the Knightshayes kitchen garden are an enthusiastic bunch who are keen to try and grow new things alongside maintaining the heritage of this special garden. Like the Victorian gardeners who tried to grow exotic fruit and veg, the team work hard to maintain heritage varieties and try new things.


Art and collections

South terraces at Knightshayes in front of the house in June

Why Knightshayes is special 

A Victorian visionary architect, great 20th century gardeners, and interiors the owners never really appreciated.

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Knightshayes on the National Trust Collections website