Amazing Country House in Knebworth

Knebworth House has been the home of the Lytton family since 1490. Thomas Bourchier sold the manor to Sir Robert Lytton and Knebworth House was originally a red brick late gothic manor house that was built round a central court as an open square. From In 1813-1816 the house was reduced to its west wing. This was remodelled in a Tudor Gothic style by John Biagio Rebecca for Mrs Bulwer-Lytton. The house was transformed again in 1843-1845 by Henry Edward Kendall, who turned it into the present Tudor Gothic structure.

Knebworth House is steeped in History. From it's most famous resident Edward Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873) who was a Victorian author, dramatist and statesman, to record breaking rock concerts like Oasis who performed in August 1996 to 250,000 fans over 2 nights. There are many events held including Classic Car shows, Festivals & Fairs. Knebworth House is open to the public today. The House and amazing grounds are open from March - September (please check opening times on the website). As well has the spectacular House there are Parks & Gardens, Playground & Dino Trail, a gift shop and places to eat. 

Knebworth House has been used for many Films & TV programmes as well as music videos, commercials & still shoots. Some TV & Film highlights include:

Films:

  • The Kings Speech
  • The Scapegoat
  • St Trinian’s  2
  • 28 Weeks Later
  • Nanny McPhee
  • Possession
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • Batman the Movie
  • and many more...

TV:

A number of famous TV detectives have solved crimes here including: 

  • Miss Marple
  • Poirot
  • Midsomer Murders
  • Foyles War
  • Judge John Deed
  • Inspector Linley
  • Lovejoy
  • Jonathan Creek a
  • and many more...

Famous Bands That Have Played Concerts Include:

  • Robbie Williams
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • The Rolling Stones
  • Led Zeppelin
  • Pink Floyd
  • Queen
  • Paul McCartney
  • Genesis
  • The Beach Boys
  • Eric Clapton
  • Elton John,
  • Dire Straits
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Oasis
  • and many more...

A trip to Knebworth House is an awe inspiring experience.

Country House in Knebworth
Country House in Knebworth

Opening Times

  • Mon 9am - 5pm
  • Tue 9am - 5pm
  • Wed 9am - 5pm
  • Thur 9am - 5pm
  • Fri 9am - 5pm
  • Sat 9am - 5pm
  • Sun 9am - 5pm

Additional info:

Office Hours - please call for full opening times (events may effect times) Knebworth House open March - September (please call first)

Country House in Knebworth

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Free Parking
  • Food and Drink
  • Guided Tour
  • Disabled Access
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Group Bookings
  • Entrance Fee