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

Discovering Knightshayes' treasures

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What's on

Upcoming events

Beating the Beasties Half Term Trail

Sat 16 Feb 2019
This half term you can find out about the beasties both in the house and the gardens who our teams have to keep from munching on the house and things in the garden.

Sunday Roast Lunches

Sun 17 Feb 2019
Enjoy one of our delicious Sunday roast lunches in the stables café. Made using local produce, much of it grown in our very own Kitchen Garden, it's the perfect way to warm up after your winter walk and treat yourself after exploring everything...

Spring Seed Swap

Sat 02 Mar 2019
Flex your green fingers and take home your own piece of Knightshayes by coming along to our spring seed swapping event in the kitchen garden. Bring along your own surplus seed to swap with other local gardeners, and pick up some seeds from our...

World Book Day weekend

Sat 09 Mar 2019
Come and join in the World Book Weekend with the National Trust at Knightshayes. With drop-in storytelling sessions in the Drawing Room and the chance to make your own bookmark, it's a chance to celebrate the joy of reading. Don't miss the chance...

Mothering Sunday Lunch

Sun 31 Mar 2019
Bring mum along to Knightshayes and treat her to a day out that shows her how much you care.

Marvellous moths

Sat 06 Apr 2019
Are moths marvellous or monstrous? Find out all about these winged creatures at Knightshayes this Easter Holiday and make up your mind.

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 

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


Chipping away at our environmental impact  

Exciting progress is underway at Knightshayes, as we start work on the Biomass Project. If you’ve visited recently you may have seen lots of activity going on, including the creation of a new compound at the very top of the main car park. Read on to find out more about what's going on.


Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Knightshayes on the National Trust Collections website