Knightshayes

Important notice -

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

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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

A traditional Christmas at Knightshayes

Fri 13 Dec 2019
10:00-17:00
No Christmas is complete without a touch of the Knightshayes festive magic. You are invited to see the house in its element as we pull out all the stops to decorate it for a traditional family Christmas with the Heathcoat Amory's.

Knightshayes by Night

Fri 13 Dec 2019
17:00-19:00
From twinkling fairy lights to dancing lasers; discover a hidden world swathed in colour as we bring to life one of the finest garden in the south west, with a bit of festive magic. Enjoy a warm welcome at the house, glowing from within under the...

SOLD OUT Father Christmas visits Knightshayes: 14 & 15 December

Sat 14 Dec 2019
11:00-11:05
No child is truly ready for Christmas until they have met with the jolly man in green. Father Christmas will be visiting Knightshayes in the run up to the big day and will be handing keepsakes in his workshop to the very best behaved boys and...

Father Christmas visits Knightshayes: 21 & 22 December

Sat 21 Dec 2019
11:00-11:05
No child is truly ready for Christmas until they have met with the jolly man in green. Father Christmas will be visiting Knightshayes in the run up to the big day and will be handing keepsakes in his workshop to the very best behaved boys and...

Father Christmas visits Knightshayes: 23 December

Mon 23 Dec 2019
11:00-11:05
No child is truly ready for Christmas until they have met with the jolly man in green. Father Christmas will be visiting Knightshayes in the run up to the big day and will be handing keepsakes in his workshop to the very best behaved boys and...
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Eating and shopping

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Learning

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.

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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.

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Groups

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.

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History

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.

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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.

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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