- Accessible loos
- Accessible parking
- Cafe / restaurant
- Easily accessible without car
- Facilities for children
- Free parking
- Mostly wheelchair accessible
- Parkland / open spaces
- Picnic area
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.
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.
25th – 26th March – Weekend Opening
1st – 16th April – Open Daily
22nd April – 21st May – Weekend and Bank Holiday Opening
27th May – 4th June – Open Daily
10th June – 25th June – Weekend Opening
1st July – 3rd September – Open Daily
9th – 17th September – Weekend Opening
24th September – 1st October – Weekend Opening
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.
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.
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!
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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