Visiting Knightshayes: what you need to know
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.
Download our welcome map
While visitor reception is closed we can't hand out any maps but you can download one here: Welcome map (PDF / 1.1376953125MB) download
Do I need to pre-book?
You will need to book your car parking space in advance of your arrival to Knightshayes.
Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday and you will need to book your car parking space by 3pm the day before your visit.. We're looking forward to welcoming you back
Arrival at Knightshayes
When arriving at Knightshayes please have your ticket (if you have pre-booked) ready to show our staff if asked. If you’re a member, you’ll also need to show your membership card. .
We have a large car park at Knightshayes, so there is plenty to 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 by using the telephone number posted on the machines as we aren't able to accept cash at the moment.
Campervans that are used for transport are welcome but are not permitted to stay overnight. At this time we’re unable to welcome caravans and coaches.
There is no limit to the amount of time you can spend at Knightshayes during your visit however the site closes at 5pm.
Arriving out of your time slot
We know sometimes journeys don't go to plan so if you arrive outside of your timeslot don't worry, you'll still be able to visit.
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.
In line with government guidance, you're required to wear a face covering in most enclosed spaces, unless exempt. Please bring one with you.
Due to a route which takes all visitors through the stables on the way in, please bring a face mask in order to comply with Government guidance.
We have introduced a one way system in the cafe and for entry and exit. Please follow the directions for these.
In line with government guidance the parkland, woodland and toilets by the house are open. We recommend checking our opening times for the most up to date information.
While reception is closed we can't hand out maps but you can download one here:
Bringing your dog
Dogs are welcome in all areas at the moment with the exception of the Kitchen Garden and the house when it re-opens. Assistance dogs are welcome in all areas. We do ask that you keep your four-legged friend on a lead at all times.
Knightshayes is still a working estate and has livestock in the fields. Please keep your dog on a short lead if your walking through these fields.
The route through the garden (currently closed) is free-flow and the circular path is hard standing, however it is steep in some areas.
We are sorry but we are unable to offer our mobility scooters or buggy service at this time.