All Ages Indoor & Outdoor Historical Outdoor Fun


Knightshayes, Bolham, Devon, EX16 7RQ
01884 254665
Average time spent - 3 hours
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Things to do at Knightshayes review

Knightshayes is a National Trust property near Tiverton, Devon. The Victorian country house is surrounded by acres of glorious gardens and parkland. It was designed by William Burges for the Heathcoat-Armory family.

The gardens are home to one of the most outstanding botanical collections in the country. There are hidden glades and pathways leading to far-reaching views of the Exe valley. Plus 300 acres of woodland and parkland. Home to Exmoor horn sheep, wild red deer and an adventure playground.

The play area was created using four fallen trees that were the victim of some of the worst storm damage the estate had seen. The play area includes a treehouse and tunnels bored into the trunks. It sits at the bottom of the drive so it is free to access for everyone. You can explore the Gothic revival house which is stunning inside and out. The house is full of historical artefacts and is a great place to explore.

Please note – Most places may still require you to pre-book online in advance. Some venues also still have certain areas closed for safety reasons. Please check their website and/or social media pages before visiting.

FAQ and Further Information – Knightshayes

Is there food and drink available?

There is a cafe and a tearoom hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to picnic in the grounds.

What are the main things to do?

Historic house you can explore, play area made from fallen trees, walks and stunning gardens. There are toilets and places to eat.

What are the ticket prices?

*FREE or Mid-range
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE for members of the National Trust or Mid-range. An adult standard ticket costs £12.80 and £6.40 for a child. Under 5s are free, other pricing options including family tickets are available.

Is there parking?

Parking is free for members of the National Trust. Non-members will have to pay to park.

When are they open?

Knightshayes is open almost all year round. For up to date opening times and dates please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Dogs are welcome in certain areas.

Are they accessible?

Photos credited to the National Trust

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