What to expect from your visit to Knole

Be part of a 400 year old history of visiting Knole when you walk through the gates of Knole House. The parkland also offers the rare chance to walk within a protected conservation area. Although the park covers 1,000 acres, National Trust only manages 100 acres, with the rest owned and taken care of by the Sackville family’s Knole Estate (including the deer herd).

A magnificent, luxurious bedroom with four-poster bed, hung with red and gold cloth, oak panelled walls, tapestries on the wall and parquet floor

Plan a visit to Knole House this summer

The showrooms and gatehouse tower at Knole are open. We look forward to welcoming back visitors to take in the splendour of the rooms and the historical collections.

Knole Park in Kent

Visiting Knole this spring

Enjoy the milder days with a walk at Knole. The courtyards, Brewhouse Café, Rooftop Terrace, shop and toilets are open. In line with government guidance, we intend to open more of our indoor spaces on 17 May. So why not plan a visit to take in all the season has to offer this spring.

The deer rut season at Knole in October

Wild deer herd at Knole

The deer at Knole are owned and managed by the Sackville family’s Knole Estate. While the National Trust doesn’t manage the herd, or the entirety of the park, it’s important to us that our visitors have the best experience possible, so here are some do’s and don’ts.

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The Brewhouse Café at Knole

The Brewhouse café is open and is serving hot and cold meals and drinks, sandwiches and light snacks. We continue to maintain high standards of cleanliness and till and collection points will be screened. You can now choose to sit inside, or enjoy the Rooftop Terrace and take in the view across the park.

Display of spring items in the shop at Knole

Discover a unique shopping experience at Knole

Both the gift shop and bookshop are open and offers something for everyone. Whether it’s environmentally-friendly swaps for a more sustainable life, a gift for a loved one, a new book or an indulgence for yourself, every purchase helps us look after Knole for everyone, for ever.

Enjoying an ice cream in Knole Park


Our enclosed picnic area is open and we encourage visitors to use it rather than picnicking in the park. Please take any litter home with you, do not leave it in the beautiful parkland.

Barbecues are not permitted at Knole due of the risk of fire and potential to destroy the medieval deer park.

Dog walking

Walking your dog at Knole

Knole is a popular place for dog walking and there are just a few rules to follow to keep everyone safe, including the wild deer herd. Have a quick read of our pointers on dog walking at Knole before you set off.

Drones or remote controlled aerial devices cannot be flown in Knole Park.


It is illegal to fly drones or remote controlled aerial devices at Knole.

Dom Andrews is Knole's park and deer keeper

Deer keeping with Dom 

The wild deer herd is cared for by Knole Estate, with Deer Keeper Dom Andrews at the helm. Take a look at Dom's seasonal blog to find out more about these wild animals, highlighting the sights to look out for and how he cares for them and the ancient estate year-round.

Knole Park is home to many species of funghi

Site of Special Scientific Interest 

Knole is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), which means that the park is a protected conservation area and we work hard to ensure it remains a thriving habitat for its range of wildlife. The park is made up of many different areas - acidic grassland, parkland, woodland and ponds - and each is home to a range of flora and fungi as well as a clutch of rare invertebrates.

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