Knightshayes Court - National Trust

Knightshayes Court in the sunlight
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Discover Knightshayes, a country estate on a grand, gothic scale
With acres of glorious gardens and parkland, 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 richly decorated interiors have always inspired extremes in opinion. Full of quirks and curiosities, you can see gargoyles, corbels and a medieval inspired great hall.

The garden is one of the finest in Devon and its collection represents one of the most varied in the Trust; with over 1200 plant species unique to Knightshayes and riotous seasonal colour, it’s always worth a visit.

Covering an area of just over four acres, the walled kitchen garden is another great highlight, brimming with seasonal produce for the Stables Café.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site, Museum, Heritage site

Opening hours

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Admission charges

Whole property with Gift Aid

Adult: £9.95
Child: £4.95
Family (1 ad, 3 ch): £19.65
Family: £24.60
Group adult: n/a
Group child: n/a

Whole property standard

Adult: £9.00
Child: £4.50
Family (1 ad, 3 ch): £17.70
Family: £22.20
Group adult: £7.80
Group child: £3.90

Discounts

  • National Trust
Getting there

7 miles from M5 exit 27 (A361); turn right off Tiverton to Bampton road (A396) at Bolham

Sat-Nav: SatNavs can give out misdirections. Turn off on reaching Tiverton / Bolham and follow the brown signs

Additional info

General

Enjoy organic kitchen garden produce grown on site in the café (Produce also for sale in kitchen garden)
Exceptionally well-stocked plant centre
Gift shop, with unique range of chutneys, jams and honey, along with other locally produced gifts
Free parking
Dogs welcome on leads in woodland and park. Assistance dogs only in kitchen or formal gardens
Licensed café serving hot lunchs and snacks
Conservatory tea-room down by the house, serving hot drinks and cake

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Children looking for clues amongst trees.

February Half Term Fun at Knightshayes

  • 13 — 21 February 2016 *on now

Let the kids run off some of that excess energy by visiting Knightshayes this half-term, and travelling the world with our garden passport- helping you travel the world. Go on a hunt for one of our geocaches, explore the house and meet our chickens in the kitchen garden. There's loads to keep them busy this February.
50p per trail, normal admission applies.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • 11-13

Admission

50p per trail, normal admission applies

seeds inside a pod

Seed Swap at Knightshayes

  • 5 March 2016 11am-2pm

Help us support local and heritage fruit and veg varieties as we look to share and replenish our stock of seeds in the Kitchen Garden at Knightshayes at our second ever seed swapping event. Join us for the opportunity to add something new to your garden from our vast collection. Perhaps you even have a little known heritage gem that you could contribute to help support the work we do?

Admission

Normal admission applies.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knightshayes

family exploring gardens

Easter holiday family fun at Knightshayes

  • 29 March — 10 April 2016

Get yourself out an about this Easter, and explore our garden with one of our seasonal trails. Running all for the whole of the Easter holiday. 50p per trail, normal admission applies.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • 11-13

Admission

50p trail, normal admission applies

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knightshayes

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Victorian Walled Garden

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-knightshayescourt.htm

Extended Learning Package based around the Victorian kitchen walled garden with activity Tracker Packs. There is a Secret Garden project running at Knightshayes, and we have also created new discovery quizzes about the house.

How to obtain

Call 01884 254665 or email knightshayes@nationaltrust.org.uk for more information.

Getting there

7 miles from M5 exit 27 (A361); turn right off Tiverton to Bampton road (A396) at Bolham

Sat-Nav: SatNavs can give out misdirections. Turn off on reaching Tiverton / Bolham and follow the brown signs

Knightshayes Court - National Trust
Bolham
Tiverton
Devon
EX16 7RQ
England

Website

Discover Knightshayes, a country estate on a grand, gothic scale. With acres of glorious gardens and parkland, surrounding a spectacular Gothic Revival house, Knightshayes is the complete country gentleman's dream.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knightshayes

E-mail

knightshayes@nationaltrust.org.uk

Telephone

01884 254665

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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