Knebworth House, Gardens<br>and Park, Knebworth. Hand Picked Places to Visit in Hertfordshire, England
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Knebworth House, Gardens<br>and Park, Knebworth
Knebworth House

Knebworth House, Gardens
and Park

Knebworth Park
Tel: +44(0)1438 812661
Fax: +44(0)1438 811908
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Knebworth House, Gardens
and Park online: information and bookings

Knebworth has been the home of the Lytton family for over 500 years. The house was built in 1490 by Sir Robert Lytton, who fought with Henry Tudor at the Battle of Bosworth.

Successive generations have made their mark on the house. The High Gothic décor of turrets, domes, gargoyles and mythical beasts, introduced by Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, the novelist and statesman, in 1843 remains the most striking feature of the house today.

Inside there are many beautiful rooms to see, all richly furnished and containing exquisite works of art evoking the lifestyle and splendours of bygone ages.

Charles Dickens acted here in private theatricals and Winston Churchill painted at his easel in the Banqueting Hall. Knebworth was the home of Constance Lytton, the suffragette and also of Robert Lytton, Viceroy of India.

Knebworth's tranquil ornamental gardens, originally laid out in the seventeenth century and later simplified by Sir Edwin Lutyens, contain many features including the restored Maze, the Rose Garden, Gold and Green Gardens, a Jekyll Herb Garden, a Walled Kitchen Garden, a Victorian Wilderness area and pollarded lime avenues.

The Dinosaur Trail, which is set within the Wilderness Garden, has a display of 72 life-size dinosaurs grazing amongst the rhododendrons and the redwoods.

The 250 acres of rolling parkland contain herds of Red and Sika Deer, a large Adventure Playground, and they provide the setting for a wide variety of special events each summer.

Knebworth House, Gardens<br>and Park, Knebworth
The Banqueting Hall

Historic House, Gardens, Partial access for the disabled, Restaurant, Tea Room, Picnic Area, Children, Car Park, Private Group Tours, School Tours Available, Dogs on leads in Park only, Gift Shop, Plants For Sale

Film credits include The Kings Speech, and TV dramas such as Miss Marple and Midsomer Murders.

Other attractions include a Maze, Dinoasaur Trail, Walled Kitchen Garden.

Weddings and Conferences
Imagine the wedding party arriving along the ancient chestnut avenue, a vista of 250 acres of deer park unfolding before you, and in the distance the turrets, heraldic beasts and towers of Knebworth House.

Enact the ceremony within the ancient walls of our 16th century Tithe Barns, or within full view of our landscaped gardens under cover of the Gazebo.

Best local Pubs/Inns
Lytton Arms, Old Knebworth Village

Best local Hotels/Inns/B&B
Novotel, Knebworth Park

Please click through to Knebworth House website for opening times and admission prices.

In case of alteration, please check prices, opening times and any specific important information before booking or visiting

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