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


Things to see and do


What's on

North entrance of the house at Knightshayes at night, illuminated for halloween.

Victorian gothic spooks at late night opening 

Dare you come along to Knightshayes for its spooky late night opening?

Upcoming events

Hallowe'en late night opening

Fri 28 Oct 2016
Dare you come up and see us after dark this Hallowe'en? With a spooky trail around the darkened house, illuminations and ghoulish crafts, this isn't for the faint hearted and there'll be no excuse for being bored!

Half-term holiday fun

Sat 29 Oct 2016
Keep the kids occupied this half term at Knightshayes. With a week of nature craft activities to keep them occupied and a wild child trail in the garden to keep them busy - let us help keep the bogeyman of boredom away.

Knightshayes carvery lunches

Sun 06 Nov 2016
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...

Christmas Food and Drink Fair

Sat 12 Nov 2016
At our Food and Drink Fair, you will find small brewers and vineyards, selling by the glass and bottle, and stalls with locally sourced foods and edible gifts. So you can make sure you have exactly the right dishes and drinks for your Christmas...

Christmas Craft & Gift Fair

Fri 18 Nov 2016
Three days of festive shopping at our annual Christmas Craft and Gift Fair

Toys, Trains & Tinsel Fair

Sun 27 Nov 2016
Get in touch with your inner child (and why not bring your children too!) at our toy fair, an event for the whole family. With stalls selling gifts, arty and crafty kids' activities (including decorating the Knightshayes Christmas tree) and books...
Knightshayes' interior dressed for Christmas

What's happening at Knightshayes over the festive season 

You can make the most of the festive season at Knightshayes this year. From fairs, to stunning illuminations, we've got it covered. Find out what's happening this November and December.


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

squashes in the vegetable garden at Knightshayes

Autumn is in the air in the kitchen garden 

The season to savour with an abundance of rich colour and lots to harvest. Find out what we've been up to in the kitchen garden this month.

kitchen gardener picking crops in the kitchen garden at KNightshayes

What did we get up to last season? 

Find out what our kitchen gardeners got up to as we entered late summer in the walled garden.