Wild deer herd
Knole is fortunate to be home to a 350-strong deer herd, which visitors enjoy seeing in their natural habitat all year round. While these beautiful creatures can appear to be friendly, they are wild animals - seen at their best from a respectful distance.
They can move with great strength and speed and their behaviour can be unpredictable.
Dogs must be kept under control and on leads at all times and be prevented from worrying or approaching the deer.
Feeding or touching the deer is prohibited as it is dangerous. Litter and inappropriate food can seriously harm the deer. Never touch or move a young deer. If you touch a fawn, it may be abandoned by its mother as it doesn’t recognise their scent.