Opening times for 3 December 2023
Asset Opening time House: ground floor 11:00 - 16:00 Garden 10:00 - 16:00 Kitchen garden 10:00 - 16:00 Parkland and Woodland 07:00 - 17:00 Café 10:00 - 16:00 Shop 10:00 - 16:00 Plant centre 10:00 - 16:00 Main car park 10:00 - 17:00 Parkland car park 07:00 - 17:00 Secondhand bookshop 10:00 - 15:30 Visitor Welcome 10:00 - 15:30
Last entry to the house is 30 minutes before closing. Last orders in the cafe are 10 mins before closing. Grass paths are closed November -Easter and the kitchen garden will open later when frosty. Whole property is closed 24 - 26 December.MTWTFSS2728293012345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Admission (from 1 March)
Ticket type Gift aid Standard Adult £15.40 £14.00 Child £7.70 £7.00 Family £38.50 £35.00 1 adult, up to 3 children £23.10 £21.00 Group Adult £13.30 Group Child £6.65
Our second-hand bookshop is open all year round. Donations welcome, please email Knightshayes@nationaltrust.org.uk, if the donation is larger than 2 bags.
Serving light lunch, sandwiches, hot & cold drinks, tray bakes, cakes and ice-cream.
Follow the drive up past the Stables for our main car park. Otherwise take the first left for our parkland car park. Parking is pay & Display - £1 for an hour, £2 for two hours, £3 for three hours or £4 for all day. Members park free
These can be found at the Stables and opposite the main entrance to the house.
On leads in the parkland, café, shop and second-hand bookshop all year round. Dog bins can be found in the car parks and at the entrances to Impey Walk. Assistance dogs welcome throughout
Blue Badge parking and drop-off point. Accessible toilets. Uneven surfaces. Garden partly accessible.
Accessible route and/or map
Formal & woodland garden is partly accessible, with hard surfaced step-free path around much of it. Please be aware of slopes, gravel paths and steps down to the terraces
Level access to shop
Access from the stables courtyard is cobbled and access from the Plant centre is light gravel surface. The shop floor is uneven
An adapted toilet is available at the Stables, and further facilities are available in the toilets opposite the main entrance to the house.
There are a minimum of eight accessible parking spaces in our main car park. Main car park is a hard surface of compressed hard core
Is available at the house, please visit Reception first
There is a hearing loop at each till point
Level access to food outlet
Café is situated in the Stables, with level access from the Stables Courtyard, which is cobbled with a slight dip to the centre. There is a slight lip on entry. The seating area dips to a drain in the middle
To book manual wheelchairs in advance of your visit, please email Knightshayes@nationaltrust.org.uk or call 01884 257381. Unfortunately we do not currently have any powered wheelchairs or trampers to loan.
7 miles from M5 exit 27 (A361); turn right off Tiverton to Bampton road (A396) at Bolham.
Parking: Members park free. £1 for one hour, £2 for 2 hour, £3 for 3 hours, £4 all day.
Sat Nav: Sat nav postcode EX16 7RH. Follow the brown tourism signs from Tiverton/Bolham.
Tiverton Parkway 8 miles.
Dartline 398, Tiverton to Dulverton, alight Bolham, ¾ mile walk. Otherwise Tiverton Parkway train station; Exeter to Tiverton (passing close Exeter Central train station), alight Tiverton 1¾ miles.
We are on Sustrans route 3. Please park your bike in the lower car park near the red gates into the plant centre.
Explore the parkland and garden at Knightshayes with your dog. Follow our dog walking guidance and find your next adventure here. Knightshayes is a one pawprint rated place.
Before you visit, have a look at our map and plan your day
Find out everything you need to plan a group visit to Knightshayes in Devon, from booking information to the benefits you might receive.
Christmas is a magical time at Knightshayes. Soak in the festive atmosphere as you explore the ground floor of the house and formal garden.
Garden in the wood
A masterpiece of architectural planting, home to one of the most outstanding botanical collections in the country.
Ground floor of the house
Gothic Revival house, a rare example of the genius of William Burges, whose opulent designs divide opinion.
Restored in 2001, this Victorian walled kitchen garden combines full productivity with aesthetic appeal.
Designed landscape across 262 acres, home to a number of county and country champion and veteran trees.
Built in 1872, to echo the Gothic Revival architecture of the house, it was the centre of the working estate.
Discover the ground floor of house at National Trust’s Knightshayes. See the details behind architect William Burges's gothic façade and a portrait that may be by Rembrandt.
Step into the formal and woodland garden at Knightshayes in Tiverton, Devon, which is divided into eight separate areas plus a walled kitchen garden.
There are acres of parkland to discover at Knightshayes. It's a great place for the whole family to explore with room to roam with plenty of hidden corners to discover.
Explore the gardens, house and parkland at Knightshayes. With seasonal trails and events, you'll find adventures for children of all ages.
Located off the beaten track in the Dart Valley, Buzzards Woodland is a tranquil oasis that's well worth a visit. Find out more about how to get there and the wildlife you might spot.
This circular route is perfect for dog walking and for exploring the historic parkland. It takes you through open fields and past some special trees in the Knightshayes parkland, including the Turkey oak, believed to be the largest in the UK.
Explore Knightshayes with your dog on this 2.2-mile (3.5km) circular walk around the estate.
Discover the champion trees at Knightshayes on a walk through the garden, taking in holly, sweet chestnut, the tallest redwood in Devon and the biggest turkey oak in the UK.
With acres of glorious garden and park, surrounding a spectacular Gothic Revival house, Knightshayes is the complete country gentleman's dream.
The house is a rare example of the work of William Burges, whose lavish designs have always inspired extremes of opinion. Full of quirks and curiosities, it is a house of many faces.
The formal and woodland garden is one of the finest and most varied plant collections in the country. With over 1200 plant species unique to Knightshayes and an ever changing display, it’s always worth a visit, as is the walled kitchen garden, brimming with seasonal produce for the Stables Café.
Out in the parkland, there are woodland walks, acres of tenanted farmland (home to our tenant farmers Exmoor Horn sheep).
Find out more about what there is to see and do at Knightshayes.
Delve into over 200 years of history at Knightshayes. Discover the Heathcoat-Amory family history, how the house and garden was designed and developed, and Knightshayes’s sad connections with the Second World War.
The walled kitchen garden, home to a vast collection of crops, is a gardener’s delight. Find out about the work the team does to care for it, and the other areas of the garden.
Discover how to join the volunteering team at Knightshayes, and learn how being a volunteer could benefit you.
Bookshop at Knightshayes
The second-hand bookshop is open daily. Take the opportunity to try a new author, learn a new hobby or pick up a jigsaw to complete. All the books have been kindly donated and all the money raised from their sale helps care for Knightshayes. If you would like to donate books to us please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01884 235760