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Plan your group visit to Knole

Volunteer with a group of visitors in the Stone Court at Knole, Kent
Group enjoying a tour in the Stone Court at Knole | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

We are now taking bookings for groups for 2024.

Visiting Knole in a group is a fantastic way to experience the 400 years of history on show. Since Knole is such a popular destination, group visits must be booked in advance. It's important to us that groups have a wonderful time during their visit, so we don't take group bookings at our peak times (weekends, bank holidays and during school holidays) due to high visitor volume.

Planning a group visit to Knole in 2024

Group tours

We offer two group tours at Knole. Both are subject to guides being available so must be booked in advance of your visit. Each tour takes around 50 minutes.

The tours do not go into the showrooms. Admission tickets for free-flow visits to the showrooms and Gatehouse Tower are available separately.

Past to Present tour

Explore Knole’s historic courtyards with one of our expert guides and hear about some of the notable characters who have helped create this magnificent treasure house. Learn about the remarkable collection and see how Knole has continued to adapt into the 21st century.

Access: This tour takes place outside and visitors stand or walk throughout.
Cost: £5 per person (payable on the day)
Tour size: Minimum of 15 and maximum of 30 people per tour.

Attic tour

Visit some of Knole’s long-forgotten attic spaces and learn about the exciting discoveries made by our experts. Hear about some of the previous inhabitants and the graffiti they left behind. See the witchmarks that were carved into the building to protect Knole’s royal visitors.

Access: This tour takes place in the attics which are accessed via steep staircases and have uneven floors.
Cost: £75 per tour (payable on booking and non-refundable)
Tour size: Maximum of 10 people per tour.

Booking conditions

  • Group leader: Free admission
  • Coach drivers: Free admission and a refreshment voucher for the Brewhouse Café
  • Group rate available for pre-booked groups of 15 people or more
  • A single payment on the day is required to cover all non-member admission and tour tickets
  • Vouchers from travel companies are accepted prior by prior arrangement and are subject to credit checks
  • Group leaders are not permitted to give tours or talks to their group in any indoor spaces
  • Please allow 20-30 minutes from your arrival to your planned showroom admission or tour start time
  • If anyone in your group has mobility issues please request our detailed accessibility information.

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.

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

Get in touch about bringing a group to Knole

All group visits must be pre-booked with a fully completed booking form. We start processing your booking when we receive a complete booking form. Please wait until you have received written confirmation from us about your group booking before finalising your plans.

Please contact us if you would like to discuss a booking or the current availability for your preferred visit date.

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