Originally a Tudor manor house, Knebworth was transformed by the spectacular High Gothic
decoration of the Victorian romantic novelist, Edward Bulwer-Lytton. Objects on display reflect
the family's Vice Regal time in India and visits by characters such as Charles Dickens, Winston
Churchill and Noel Gallagher. The formal gardens surrounding the house include a Gertrude Jekyll
Herb Garden and a maze. The Wilderness Garden includes life-size replica dinosaurs. Extensive
parkland, adventure playground and miniature railway. Tearoom. Tel. 01438 812661.
Open Apr-Sep, SSu & BH (Daily Jul-Aug) 1100-1700, House 1200-1700. Please see website for special event days.
Bus 44/45 from near station to Old Knebworth then ½ mile walk. M-S only, infrequent, 5 minutes journey. Operated by Centrebus. This bus also operates from Luton and Stevenage.
Note: Entry to the Park is by public footpath and visitors should stay on this path to St Mary's Gate by the church where tickets can be purchased from a member of staff. Visitors without a ticket must remain on the public footpath and not stray into the Park.