Historic Hertfordshire home of the Lyttons since 1490, famous for concerts, gardens, dinosaur trail and adventure playground.

Knebworth, Hertfordshire, SG3 6PY

Knebworth House and Gardens is a stunning stately home in England
Free for members
  • Accessible loos
  • Accessible parking
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Easily accessible without car
  • Facilities for children
  • Free parking
  • Mostly wheelchair accessible
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Picnic area
  • Shop
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Access statement available
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

Set in 250 acres of rolling Hertfordshire countryside, Knebworth House is one of England’s most colourful stately homes.

It is remarkable for having been home to the Lytton family for more than 500 years, and for its romantic exterior complete with turrets, domes and gargoyles, which conceal a red brick house dating from Tudor times.

Every generation of the Lytton family has left something of its style and taste, making Knebworth an extraordinary walk through 500 years of local and British history.

Stories and heirlooms reflect the family’s contribution to literature, politics and Foreign Service, plus visits by characters as diverse as Charles Dickens and Winston Churchill.

Opening Times


April to September annually.

26 – 27 March.
2 – 18 April, daily*.
23 April – 22 May, weekends only, including Bank Holidays.
28 May – 30 May, daily.
11-12 and 18-19 June.
25 June – 4 September, daily.
10-11, 17-18, and 24-25 September.

*Knebworth House, Park, Gardens, Adventure Playground & Dinosaur Trail will be closed on 2 April. Knebworth House will be closed on 3 April.

Knebworth House, Park, Gardens, Adventure Playground and Dinosaur Trail will be closed for two Liam Gallagher Concerts 1 – 5 June.

Park, Gardens, Adventure Playground and Dinosaur Trail | 10.30am – 5pm (last ticket sold 4.15pm)
House & Exhibition | 11am – 5pm (last admission 4pm).

Historic Houses members are not required to pre-book before arrival.

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

See their website to double check their opening times


Historic Houses members visit for free.

On non-event days – Historic Houses members have unlimited free access to House, gardens, park & playground.

On event days, members must pay the normal park admission rate, then entry to the House is free, visitor will be required to show both the park ticket and membership card to staff in the house fore free entry.

Information for non-Historic Houses members can be found on Knebworth’s website.

Group Visits

Groups can pre-book for both open and non-open days and receive discounted rates.

Contact the group team on 01438 810931 or

Educational Visits

If you are visiting as a school, you will receive a warm welcome at Knebworth House. We cater for students of all ages and backgrounds. Our award winning programmes are designed to educate, inspire and entertain. The unique historic setting, exciting learning activities and stimulating outdoor spaces will provide a day out that your pupils simply won’t forget!

  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Access statement available
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

Henry Lytton Cobbold

Our remarkable family stories are put in a unique context at Knebworth. Including those of Robert, 1st Earl of Lytton who was Viceroy of India, and his daughter Lady Constance who fought for the Suffragette movement. We hope you enjoy your visit.

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