Important notice -

Saturday 19 October, Play area closure: Please note the Four Oaks play area will be closed until further notice due to a soil collapse. We are looking to fix this as soon as possible.

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

Knightshayes decorated with festive foliage

It wouldn't be Christmas without a trip to Knightshayes 

The festive season is almost upon us. From illuminations every day of December, to delicious carveries, find out what festive fun you can get up to at Knightshayes.

Upcoming events

Astronomical autumn trail

Wed 23 Oct 2019
As the nights start to draw in, it’s the perfect time to find out a bit more about the sky above us at night. What can you see, where and why?

Inspirations from Knightshayes

Wed 23 Oct 2019
An embroidery exhibition by West Country Embroiderers Border Group

Four of Swords- Doctor Dracula

Wed 23 Oct 2019
This immersive theatre production will examine the role of vampires in Gothic literature, and their connection with a cutting-edge, medical understanding of blood in the 21st century.

Spooky Storytelling

Thu 24 Oct 2019
Join us in the house for some family fun, listening to some haunting tales from the characters themselves.

Crafting for Christmas

Sun 27 Oct 2019
Help us celebrate the Knightshayes Christmas range

Pre-Theatre Two Course meal for Doctor Dracula show

Wed 30 Oct 2019
If you're booked to see Doctor Dracula at 8.30pm, why not join us a little earlier for a homemade, delicious meal made using both local and estate grown produce.

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

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