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Set in 250 acres of beautiful rolling Hertfordshire countryside with 28 acres of Formal Gardens, Knebworth House has been to the Lytton family for over 19 generations, making for an extraordinary walk through 500 years of history. Stories and Heirlooms reflect the family’s contribution to literature, politics and Foreign Service. Visits from people as diverse as Charles Dickens, Winston Churchill and Queen Elizabeth I have also added to Knebworth House’s rich heritage.

In more recent history Knebworth House has been named ‘The Stately Home of Rock’. The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Oasis and Robbie Williams as well as over 100 other major artists, have played Knebworth festivals since 1974 to over two million fans.

Knebworth House has also made appearances on the big screen, from major feature films, commercials, music videos and still shoots, with highlights including Batman, Victoria & Abdul and The Crown.

Two new exhibitions named ‘Rock History of Knebworth Park’ and ‘On Location at Knebworth House’ have opened showcasing some of the stories behind the concerts and filming that make Knebworth House so unique!

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    • Monty's Guide
      February 23, 2023 at 11:28 am
      Knebworth House
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      09:40 18 Sep 23

      Ian AustinIan Austin

      21:08 17 Sep 23

      Richard PaylerRichard Payler

      17:55 16 Sep 23
      Plenty to see and quite a variety of interesting articles. Good guide for the tour.

      Tony LeaderTony Leader

      15:02 16 Sep 23

      Joe JonesJoe Jones

      08:42 16 Sep 23

      Madalina SoreanuMadalina Soreanu

      21:41 09 Sep 23

      Richard BirkesRichard Birkes

      21:47 08 Sep 23

      Claire LyonsClaire Lyons

      06:45 06 Sep 23

      Antonio MartenaAntonio Martena

      15:57 04 Sep 23
      The show was great with lots off car's but the autojumble was a dead loss for many car owners who was looking forward to it. Used to be 4 long rowes

      Annette BotfieldAnnette Botfield

      15:27 04 Sep 23
      The house was closed. It was a Monday.

      Diane PalmerDiane Palmer

      16:11 03 Sep 23
      Amazing place and very tasty lunch.

      Frank GoodmanFrank Goodman

      11:12 03 Sep 23
      Great day out

      Michael McCarthyMichael McCarthy

      15:15 02 Sep 23

      Johanna ChilversJohanna Chilvers

      21:51 01 Sep 23
      Great experience. Loved the tour.

      marcos lashleymarcos lashley

      14:13 01 Sep 23
      Excellent experience! Really pleased we visited on the day of the motor show. Gardens are beautiful and the space available was tremendous. Great place to visit for family day out.

      What a fabulous place to visit, so much History and with the family still living there made it feel more comfortable and welcoming. We decided to take a guided house tour, our guide called Roy was absolutely brilliant he had so much knowledge and presented all the information in a fun and entertaining manner. Listening to someone who had so much passion for the place made it so much more interesting, than walking around and looking at things on your own, I'm sure we learnt so much more. Would definitely recommend.The grounds were also very good and there were a lot of things for children to do (although we didn't have children with us) adventure playground, dinosaur walk.

      Julie ScalesJulie Scales

      16:14 22 Jul 23
      Great place. We were 2 adults & a 4.5 age child. Walked the lovely grounds & gardens first, with maze dinosaur Park, brass rubbing, sculptures etc. Had our picnic at one of the tables outside and then moved to the Adventure Playground. Great area with huge slides. Would thoroughly recommend this place. Also had good parking areas. Wasn't busy at all on the day we went in July.

      Jon DolbyJon Dolby

      06:10 19 Jun 23
      I took my family to the Medieval Jousting on Father's Day (yesterday). What a great day it was, they all thoroughly enjoyed the show and there was plenty to do if you pay for the whole experience of Knebworth. The house itself is amazing and full of so much history and the garden walk was a wonderful site. They also had an Archery club stationed nearby where for just £2 you could enjoy a quick game, the club were tremendous people who were very friendly. The Jousting was spectacular and very entertaining, they really got involved with the crowd too. I would recommend this to anyone who has not been before as it really was a grand day out and easily the best father's day I've ever had.

      Kate KennyKate Kenny

      14:57 18 Jun 23
      Stunning gothic mansion, well worth visiting. House itself is beautiful and Gary the guide was fantastic. Garden is amazing and dinosaur trail for kids was superb. We took picnic with us. Cheaper if you book in advance. I would definitely recommend, lovely family day out.

      Stephen PackwoodStephen Packwood

      07:42 06 Jun 23
      Absolutely wonderful day out!I took my 2 year old here for a fun afternoon and the grounds, house and gardens here are absolutely stunning.The volunteers were super caring and helpful along with the parking being super easy and convenient. There’s a dinosaur walk for kids (and adults alike!) which is actually seriously awesome, we both loved it!Would come back time and again!

      Agnieszka GoluchAgnieszka Goluch

      12:51 02 Jun 23
      We love going back there. Beautiful gardens to walk around. Kid's love the dinosaur trail and the amazing playground. Lots to do for the whole family in one place 👍❤️

      Enid IngreyEnid Ingrey

      21:05 31 May 23
      Visited with grandchildren. Very impressed at the amount of activities in the Fort area. All looked extremely well maintained and safe. There was something for all ages. The slides were great fun for all. A visit to the maze and then the dinosaur trail completed a fun packed day. Lots of covered areas to picnic and the toilets were very clean. Would love to return to see more of the gardens and visit the house. Just feel a return visit for myself to visit the house and gardens at a cost of £18 is quite expensive as the play park would unfortunately not be on my agenda! Would definitely recommend for a family day out.

      Nicole MarshallNicole Marshall

      22:00 08 Apr 23
      £18.50 to get in and worth every penny. What an amazing place! Perfect for history lovers as a guided tour included in price where you can learn so much. No flash photography allowed. The gardens are extensive and the kids will love it. Something fun around every corner. Sculptures, dinosaur trail, a fort and a playground. Reasonably priced cafe on site and toilets throughout. There is a tower to climb, a maze and a small museum. Staff were friendly and extremely knowledgeable and were happy to chat and answer questions. I really cannot recommend this place enough. 5 plus stars!

      Ayodeji OkanlawonAyodeji Okanlawon

      17:14 30 Aug 22
      Absolutely amazing, a touch of luxury and opulence. The classic car show added such great experience to our visit.What a gem of a place, well worth a visit. The gardens and Jurassic park a must for all visitors!

      Joe BennJoe Benn

      15:50 30 Jul 22
      Knebworth House and gardens are really interesting with lots to see.Access to the house is by guided tour - The house tour was great (kudos to Kevin!) with lots of history on the house, the family, artefacts on display and the estate in general. I wouldn't recommend taking younger kids (under 5) though.The gardens are really interesting with a maze and dinosaur models in the trees.The park is great with a huge fort and a range of big slides built into the hillside. It is a long walk from the house to the park/slides/fort, I would recommend driving.


      16:52 23 Jun 22
      Well we didn't go into the house we only went to the grounds and park due to an event the medieval jousting for fathers day. All I can say is wow what a place grounds are amazing can see deer when you go on one of the walks the house looks beautiful. Got a wonderful dinosaur trail there plus a maze and even a herb garden just wow.

      Dwight NoticeDwight Notice

      09:24 26 Apr 22
      My friend and I took our children here for an Easter egg hunt and we all had a lovely day. The grounds are stunning, as you can see from my pictures, and the play areas are brilliant! I would highly recommend paying Knebworth House a visit.👍🏽

      A lot to do between the dinosaurs trail, the wonderful wood walk with statues in wood to find, they loved the hill. Then we went to the fort : great castle to play in then some slides for older ones , a great playground and we didn't visit the house again but we did before lockdown and my son loved it.


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