Important notice -

There are live music events in the parkland at Knightshayes every Sunday in August- so please note we expect to be busier than usual. The house and gardens will be open as usual.

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


Things to see and do

People enjoying the annual soupstock concert at Knightshayes in the parkland

Get ready for another Soupstock summer... 

It's that time again, Soupstock is taking place each Sunday of August this year with a great line up of cheese-tastic tribute acts. Set in the glorious parkland, you can come along for free to relax with family and friends whilst enjoying some fantastic local bands and brilliant tribute acts.

Upcoming events


Sun 28 Aug 2016
Join us for a fourth year summer of fun, as we bring you Soupstock: serving up hot food and cool grooves for the whole family. Come along for four packed Sundays of great local food and music for the soul- from local bands, leading up to some top...

Soupstock Cinema

Fri 09 Sep 2016
Great Scott! Grab your hover board and get over to Knightshayes for some free outdoor cinema. Join us for our second serving of outdoor cinema as we show the cult classic Back to the Future- the proceeds of which will help us fundraise to fix the...

Heritage Open Day

Sat 10 Sep 2016
Never been to Knightshayes before? Why not head up this weekend of a taster of everything we have to offer, as we offer FREE ENTRY as part of Heritage Open Day. Find out what's so special about this glorious Gothic Revival house with it's acres...

Hospiscare Breakfast Run

Sun 11 Sep 2016
NEW fun 5k or 10k run, walk or jog through beautiful Mid Devon parkland this September. Roll out of bed, grab your trainers and raise pounds in your pyjamas for Hospiscare! The whole family is welcome to run, walk or jog raising funds for their...

Seed swap

Sat 17 Sep 2016
One gardener's excess is anothers treasure!

Half-term holiday fun

Sat 22 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.

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 gardens volunteer pruning a flower bed 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

kitchen gardener picking crops in the kitchen garden at KNightshayes

What have we been up to this summer? 

Find out what our kitchen gardeners have been up to as we enter late summer in the walled garden.

view of the turret and spring tulips in knightshayes kitchen garden

What did the kitchen gardeners get up to last season? 

Spring is finally here, and the kitchen gardeners and volunteers have been getting on with new projects and planting out. Find out a little more about what we've been up to.