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Knebworth House is famous worldwide for its rock concerts and as the home of Victorian novelist Edward Bulwer Lytton, who wrote 'It was a dark and stormy night'. This beautiful gothic mansion is situated 29 miles north of London with direct access...more
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Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

7 adults and 3 very young children. Went to the adventure playground first and had a lark about on the slide and wooden fort. The kids loved climbing about doing the things they are normally prevented doing. Then went to the Dino trail. Great fun...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Matt S, Visitor Relations Manager at Knebworth House, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that the children enjoyed their visit to the Adventure Playground and had fun at the Dino Adventure event. The maze hedge is low, but you would be surprised how many adults to the wrong way! We hope...More

Reviewed 21 August 2018

I used to come to Knebworth as a child and have fond memories so I brought my own two little ones back here today. The playground is just as I remember it and my girls loved it. However, the cafe is the WORST I've ever...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Matt S, Visitor Relations Manager at Knebworth House, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thank you for your comments. In follow up to your review, we now ensure that the Adventure Playground kiosk has jugs of drinking water available for visitors to use free of charge.

Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely afternoon tea to celebrate 60 years of North Herts Multiple Scrolsis Society. Held at The Cobbold Barns. Nice food and service.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Matt S, Visitor Relations Manager at Knebworth House, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed the Afternoon Tea in Barns. We would like to congratulate the North Herts Multiple Sclerosis Society on 60 years of service!

Reviewed 12 August 2018

Made a return trip to Knebworth to see the sculpture exhibition. I've you've not seen Zimbabwe sculpture before you are in for a treat - artists create expressive human figures, birds and more abstract shapes making use of the highly polished and rough textures of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Matt S, Visitor Relations Manager at Knebworth House, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Thank you for your review and for posting photos, we are continually looking at ways to improve our offering. We are pleased that you enjoyed the Gardens and the Sculpture Exhibition. The fruit and veg grown in the gardens is used in the Tea Room,...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018

Visited Knebworth house with my husband and 2 children, Was disappointed to wait ages at the gate to get in, despite pre booking online the night before to speed it up. Only 2 ticket booths were open and seemed to take forever for each car...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Matt S, Visitor Relations Manager at Knebworth House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Thank you for your feedback. We are continually looking at ways to improve our offering; this year we have added new climbing equipment in the Adventure Playground. The Park, Gardens, Adventure Playground, Dinosaur Trail and Tea Rooms are open from 10:30am until 30th August.

Reviewed 6 August 2018

We took our 5 year old and 20 month old grandsons to the Dinosaur Trail. What a disappointment it was, outdated, not child friendly, expensive, tatty, not welcoming and they even charged £1 for a Childrens Activity Book which was actually just a folded piece...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Matt S, Visitor Relations Manager at Knebworth House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Thank you for your comments, we are continually looking at ways to improve our offering. Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy at one of the wooden picnic benches by the entrance to the gardens, under the covered picnic area near the Adventure...More

Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We took the grandchildren to Knebworth House gardens for the day. They have created an area in the park where they have different dinosaurs that the children can walk around and see. It is in the woods so it is cool and shady. There are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Matt S, Visitor Relations Manager at Knebworth House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that you and the grandchildren enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Lovely location for The British Food Festival at Knebworth House but the most dismal Food Festival I have ever attended, went for all the lovely street food described in the adverts, excited & hungry we viewed approx 30 hot food stalls but all were of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Matt S, Visitor Relations Manager at Knebworth House, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Thank you for your constructive feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed visiting Knebworth House and the grounds. In addition to the variety of hot food vendors, The Great British Food Festival had food and drink stalls, plus a range of foodie activities including chef...More

Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

We had a nice day here attending the great British food festival. Numerous stalls with sample that you can taste. The entrance ticket will allow you to the garden. We did enjoy the dinosaur area. Recommend this place.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Matt S, Visitor Relations Manager at Knebworth House, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 22 July 2018

What a rip off this was. A prime example of people jumping on the band wagon under the guise of 'festival' it wasn't, it was some stalls selling food at rip off prices, some posey stalls selling artisan gin what ever that may be. Some...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank travelsafar2017
Matt S, Visitor Relations Manager at Knebworth House, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Thank you for your constructive feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed visiting Knebworth House and the grounds. In addition to the variety of hot food vendors, The Great British Food Festival had food and drink stalls, plus a range of foodie activities including chef...More

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JuliaC802
19 March 2019|
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Response from Inspire44798591196 | Reviewed this property |
If by playground you mean Fort Knebworth, this is in a different part of the park so I think at least 2 hours to do both.
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louisacroucher123
24 July 2018|
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Tours are included with House admission and are guided on most days, lasting approximately one hour. On busy event days and Sundays in July and August, tours operate on a ‘free-flow’ basis, giving visitors the opportunity to... More
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CruiseSaint
23 July 2018|
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The Garden Terrace Tea Room serves a range of refreshments and light lunches. We also have a Gift Shop stocks a wide range of affordable gifts and souvenirs, seasonal plants for your garden and concert memorabilia, much of... More
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