Knightshayes National Trust

A great post-war garden, 19th-century parkland and grand Gothic Revival architecture by Victorian visionary William Burges.

Tags: Walking, National Trust, Outdoor Activity


With acres of glorious garden and park, 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 lavish designs have always inspired extremes of opinion. Full of quirks and curiosities, it is a house of many faces.

The formal and woodland garden is one of the finest and most varied plant collections in the country. With over 1200 plant species unique to Knightshayes and an ever changing display, it’s always worth a visit, as is the walled kitchen garden, brimming with seasonal produce for the Stables Café.

Out in the parkland, there are woodland walks, acres of tenanted farmland (home to our tenant farmers Exmoor Horn sheep), and our wild play area- so there really is something for everyone. 

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Visiting with Family

Whether you're coming with the whole family or just bringing your little ones to get some fresh air, Knighthayes is a great day out.

The house at Knightshayes

Discover the 19th century manor house at Knightshayes built for a former Tiverton MP.

The outdoors at Knightshayes

Find out more about the formal and woodland garden, the kitchen garden, wider parkland and Impey woodland at Knightshayes and find out why they're some of the most significant and special spaces in the country.



Knightshayes Gardens, National Trust
Gardens Office, Tiverton EX16 7RG

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