Visiting Knightshayes: what you need to know

Visitor taking pictures of a spring border at Knightshayes, Devon

We're looking forward to welcoming you back. In this article you’ll find everything you need to know about what's open and what to expect from your visit.

Our welcome map

Can be picked up from visitor reception or you can download one from the Knightshayes main page.


Arrival at Knightshayes 

We have a large car park at Knightshayes, so there is plenty of space to park away from others. We have designated blue badge holder parking close to Visitor Reception. 

If you are a National Trust member please scan your membership card at one of the car park machines to get a ticket. Non-members will need to pay for parking.

Campervans that are used for transport are welcome but are not permitted to stay overnight. Please call the property office on 01884 235760 if you are a group and coming in a coach. 

There is no limit to the amount of time you can spend at Knightshayes during your visit however the gardens close at 5pm and the parkland at 6pm.


Staying safe

The safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors is our priority. Look out for signs while you’re here which will explain any changes to how you can access different parts of the site. 

To help keep everyone safe, please follow social distancing and government guidance when you visit. If you’re showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you've been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 14 days, please don’t visit. 

Face coverings are recommended in all enclosed or crowded spaces. Please bring one with you.

A visitor in the shop at Tyntesfield wearing a mask

Face coverings

Face coverings are recommended in enclosed, crowded areas. Thank you for supporting us to make this a safe experience for everyone.

What's open? 

The ground floor of the house, garden, parkland, cafe, shop and the toilets are open.

We recommend checking our opening times for the most up to date information. 

Bringing your dog

Dogs are welcome out in the parkland and woodland but must be on a lead in fields with sheep. Assistance dogs are welcome in all areas. 

Knightshayes is still a working estate and has livestock in the fields. Please keep your dog on a short lead if you're walking through these fields.



The route through the garden is free-flow and the circular path is hard standing, however it is steep in some areas.

We're sorry but we are unable to offer our buggy service at this time.


Upcoming events

The Electric William Burges Odyssey

Thu 11 Nov 2021
Join us for a theatrical journey through the madcap mind of Knightshayes architect William Burges. See the gardens as you have never seen them before!

Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail at Knightshayes

Sat 04 Dec 2021
This winter, treat your little ones to a world of adventures at Knightshayes on the Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail.