Knebworth House, Knebworth

Knebworth House, Knebworth, nr. Stevenage, Hertfordshire SG1 2AX View on map

Set in 250 acres of Hertfordshire countryside with 28 acres of Formal gardens, Knebworth House has been home to the Lytton family for over 19 generations, making for an extraordinary walk through 500 years of British and local history. The red Tudor-brick building is clad in the Victorian High Gothic style of its most famous family member, the novelist and statesman Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton. He penned the lines ‘…it was a dark and stormy night’ and ‘…the pen is mightier than the sword’. Inside, there are stories and heirlooms that reflect the family’s contribution to literature, politics and Foreign Service, alongside visits by characters such as Charles Dickens, Winston Churchill and Queen Elisabeth I. Popular rooms include the Jacobean Banqueting Hall, Victorian Library and Edwardian Dining Parlour.

Opening Arrangements

House and Raj Exhibition open 12 noon - 4pm (park and garden 11am - 5pm)on following: Weekends and Bank Holidays: 23-31 March; 27 April - 19 May; 8-23 June; 7-29 September. Daily: 6-22 April; 25 May - 2 June; 29 June - 29 August.

Admission Charges

  • Adult: £14.00
  • Child: £13.50
  • Other Charges: £13.50 Senior Citizen

Directions

Access from junction 7 A1(M) at Stevenage South. Rail: Stevenage. Main entrance post code SG1 2AX

Parking Spaces

1000

50-75 parking spaces on gravel, unlimited space on grass. Accessible parking spaces are available.