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Booking your visit to Knole

A view of the Great Hall, looking down from the top of the wooden screen gallery at Knole, Kent across a black and white checked floor, dusty red walls and white plaster geometrically patterned ceiling
The Great Hall at Knole in Kent | © National Trust Images/Andreas von Einsiedel

Pre-booking is essential if you wish to use the National Trust car park during your visit to Knole at weekends and during school holidays. Read on to find out how to pre-book your visit to Knole as well as how to purchase tickets for tours of Knole’s attic spaces and access to Lord Sackville’s private garden.

Book your visit

Check availability and book your ticket

Pre-booking is essential if you wish to use the National Trust car park during your visit to Knole at weekends and during school holidays.

The National Trust car park is for admission ticket holders only. To use the car park please pre-book admission for every person in your vehicle. There are two ticket options. An Outdoor & Tower ticket includes entry to the Gatehouse Tower, Brewhouse Café, shops, courtyards, facilities and use of the car park in the heart of Knole Park. Visitors should choose a Showrooms, Outdoor & Tower ticket if they wish to also visit the historic showrooms.
You can also upgrade your Outdoor & Tower ticket to include the showooms on the day of your visit; just go to the Visitor Centre and one of the team will be able to assist.

- Members: book free admission per person to guarantee entry and park free of charge. You will need to show each membership card on arrival at Knole. Any non-members with you will need their own ticket.

- Non-members: book admission per person in each vehicle. Parking is included with all admission tickets.

  • Please book one ticket per person, except for children aged five or under who don’t need a ticket.
  • Tickets are for your use only and not for resale.
  • Tickets are released every Thursday to cover the next 28 days.
  • We'll send your booking confirmation by email. Please make sure you fill in the correct email address to ensure you receive your confirmation email.

- Blue badge holders: vehicles displaying a Blue Badge will be given access to park in our accessible car park free of charge (subject to spaces being available). Blue Badge holders do not need to pre-book admission. Please ensure you have your Blue Badge ready to show at the Gatebox upon entry to Knole. Should anyone in the vehicle wish to visit the Gatehouse Tower or showrooms they can to go to the Visitor Centre on the day to get tickets. Visitor Services will also be able to advise on access and which tickets are most suitable for the visit.

Car-free travel to Knole

We are keen to promote and reward car-free travel to Knole, so we are now offering 2 for 1 on admission tickets for visitors that travel to Knole by bus and/or train. We also offer 20% off in the gift shop and bookshop.

If you are purchasing your tickets in advance, please book the ticket that you are paying for and the free ticket will be issued on the day in the Visitor Centre. Whether you are pre-booking or buying tickets on the day, you will need to show proof of travel by public transport:
- bus or train ticket for the date of visit.
- train ticket for return part of journey if station barrier has retained ticket for first part of journey.
- receipt for train or bus tickets for date of visit if tickets are not available.

We have partnered with Good Journey, who promote car-free travel to visitor attractions across the UK. Visit their website for assistance with planning your car-free journey:

Visiting Knole Park

Knole Park is open to the general public and pedestrians can walk in free of charge without booking. For the closest public car park in Sevenoaks town centre follow satnav TN13 1LW.

Visiting the showrooms at Knole

The showrooms at Knole are open daily until Monday 23 December 2024 and can be explored from 11am to 4pm, with the last entry at 3.30pm.

Booking an attic tour

Our behind the scenes attic tours run every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 11.30am (except on days between 17 December 2023 and 2 January 2024). Tickets are £7.50 per person and booking is essential. Tours in 2024 are now available to book.

Book your space on an attic tour

Booking a visit to Lord Sackville's private garden

On select dates between April and October, the doors of the Orangery are thrown open to reveal the 26 acre garden, which visitors can explore. The garden changes with the seasons, so visitors can expect to see bluebells and blossom in spring. The fragrance of wisteria fills the air in early summer and the borders come alive with bright azaleas and rhododendrons. The colourful display continues into the summer months and visitors can also enjoy the scents of the herb garden. Then in autumn the trees turn shades of red and orange and there are often interesting types of fungi to spot.

The garden is open 11 days in 2024 between April and October. Tickets can be pre-booked online or purchased on the day, subject to availability.

Book a ticket to visit Lord Sackville's garden

A family of four walking across the grass parkland at Knole in Kent looking for clues on a family trail activity

Book your visit

We recommend that you book tickets to visit Knole. You can book tickets up to an hour before your visit (subject to availability). Every Thursday time slots will be available for the next four weeks.

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