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Group visits to Knightshayes

Two senior visitors look at the flower borders in front of red brick Knightshayes House
Summer blooms in the borders at Knightshayes | © Tony Cobley

Want to visit Knightshayes as a group? If you’re part of a club, a school group or a registered travel company, on this page, you'll find everything you need to plan a group visit.

Why visit Knightshayes as a group?

Knightshayes is the perfect destination for groups. You and your group can explore 30 acres of formal and woodland gardens, along with a fully productive kitchen garden and a fascinating Gothic Revival mansion.

We recommend you allow at least three hours to explore Knightshayes.

If your group want to enter the house, we will ask you to split into groups of 6-8 and to stagger your entrance times to prevent over-crowding.

Benefits for groups visiting Knightshayes include

  • Complimentary admission for a group leader who wants to pay a familiarisation visit
  • Complimentary admission for one group leader and your coach driver on the day of visit
  • Discounted admission price for non-members in the group. These prices are only available to a group of 15 people or more (irrespective of how many non-members are in your group) and where payment is made in one transaction on the day by cheque, cash or card.*
  • Free coach parking for up to three coaches (pre-booking is required)
  • Allocated arrival time
  • For overseas visitors please enquire on booking for language guides.

How to book your group visit

All groups of 15 or more must be booked with the Knightshayes team in advance of your visit as the site's facilities have a limited capacity.

To check availability and to make a booking, please email with details of the date of your visit and the size of your group. A member of the reception team will get back to you.

For further information, please email us.

*We reserve the right to refuse entry to any organised group that has not made a booking. Groups of 15 or more people that are admitted at our discretion will not be entitled to the group rate.

A volunteer talks to visitors at Wightwick Manor, West Midlands
Intro talk to visitors | © National Trust Images/Trevor Ray Hart

Free familiarisation visits for group leaders

If you're planning a group visit you can request our free Travel Trade Pass and you and a friend or colleague will gain free entry to over 300 of our places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland for 12 months. There’s nothing quite like seeing or experiencing somewhere for yourself to help you plan a successful visit. To receive your pass, call 0344 800 2329 or email us at

Who is eligible for free entry?

Registered tourist board guides (on production of a valid badge), coach drivers and tour leaders escorting groups of 15 or more. National Trust members also receive free entry, so it is at your discretion whether to refund the entrance fee to members if you have included it in your package – this is not refunded by the National Trust.

Members must bring their current membership cards with them to avoid paying the full group rate. If any of your group would like to join the National Trust please direct them to our Membership page or call 0344 800 1895.

A group of school children enjoying a visit to East Riddlesden Hall in West Yorkshire
Bring your school group to East Riddlesden Hall in West Yorkshire | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

Educational group visit

Knightshayes is the perfect place for a self-led educational visit. If you would like to plan your visit, please contact us at

Education Group Access Pass

Schools or education groups can benefit from an Education Group Access Pass, which gives the whole group free admission and parking at most of the places in our care for a year

If your group doesn't have an Education Group Access Pass, normal group admission applies for adults and children, where the group is 15 or more.

How to book

To check availability and to make a booking, please email with details of the date of your visit and the size of your group. A member of the reception team will get back to you.

Risk assessments and Public Liability Insurance

We ask that education groups complete and provide a risk assessment and a copy of thier public liability before their visit, to ensure the specific needs of thier learning group are covered.

The exterior of the house at Knightshayes with the garden in front

Discover more at Knightshayes

Find out when Knightshayes is open, how to get here, the things to see and do and more.

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Group visits frequently asked questions 

Visiting us with a group? Then our answers to your frequently asked questions might help with any question you may have.

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Things to see and do inside Knightshayes house 

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. From Monday 15 April the first floor of the house will also reopen for a peek into the private spaces of the Heathcoat-Amory family.

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Visiting the garden at Knightshayes 

Step into the formal and woodland garden at Knightshayes in Tiverton, Devon, which is divided into eight separate areas plus a walled kitchen garden.

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Eating and shopping at Knightshayes 

Grab a bite to eat and drink in the Stables Café, or browse the range of goods in our shop. You'll find all the details here.

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The history of 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.