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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 7 May 2018

Visited Knebworth today to tie in with the spring garden show. An event that has grown since our last visit several years ago with about 45 stalls. Some cheerful stalls selling summer bedding as well as a small but interesting range of more specialist nurseries...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Matt S, Visitor Relations Manager at Knebworth House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2018

Thank you for your detailed and informative feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed the Hertfordshire Garden Show and our gardens. We hope to see you in the summer when the Matombo Garden Sculpture Exhibition returns and the roses are in full bloom.

Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

A very informative visit to this stately home, still owned by the same family after 500 years. Jemma, the guide was fantastic, she brought history to life with her knowledge of the generations who had lived in the house. Between heavy downpours we spent some...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jan G
Matt S, Visitor Relations Manager at Knebworth House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2018

Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoy your visit to the House and Gardens and will pass on your compliments on to Jemma. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Visited this amazing lived in Iconic House for the first time and had a fantastic guided tour which was very informative and done with enthusiasm. The house and contents are stunning, unfortunately it was a wet day outside and also at this time of year...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Matt S, Visitor Relations Manager at Knebworth House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Thank you for your great feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed visiting the house and we will pass on your compliments to the house guides. Perhaps you would like to return in the summer when the gardens are in full bloom.

Reviewed 24 April 2018

We had a sales meeting at the hotel and afterwards were shown around Knebworth House. It is a lovely place, so much history. The gardens looked beautiful, when i'm back in the area i will bring the family with me to spend more time here.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Matt S, Visitor Relations Manager at Knebworth House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your familiarisation visit and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 23 April 2018

Popped here on the way back from London, it's a pleasant way to spend an afternoon. There is a big adventure playground if you have children and an area with dinosaurs although some of these are beginning to look a bit tatty. The house and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Matt S, Visitor Relations Manager at Knebworth House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. We are pleased that you enjoyed an afternoon with us and found plenty to do for all the family. We will pass your compliments on to the house guides.

Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

The house was not quiet what I had expected, it is a very querky and in places looking a bit shabby from outside. The grounds outside seemed very unkept and the main foot paths leading around the house and park could do with a sort...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Matt S, Visitor Relations Manager at Knebworth House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Thank you for your review. The weather conditions have proved a challenge this winter / spring but we are now replacing much of the gravel and wooden bark, with a strong consideration for wheelchair and pushchair accessibility. We are delighted that you enjoyed the House...More

Reviewed 15 April 2018

We went to visit Knebworth House on a sunny spring day with much hope. Unfortunately, the experience overall was on the disappointing side. We could only visit the house through an organised tour. These are supposed to take place every 30 minutes, but ours got...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Matt S, Visitor Relations Manager at Knebworth House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Thank you for your feedback. We generally offer guided tours of the House as we have found that this is what the majority of visitors enjoy. However, there are opportunities to enjoy the house at your leisure on event days and Sundays in July and...More

Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We recently took a trip to knebworth house, plenty to do for the kids and lovely spaces.. we visited the dinosaur area, maze and the play area.. the great British weather had made certain areas muddy but they had clearly made an effort at knebworth...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Matt S, Visitor Relations Manager at Knebworth House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Thank you for your kind feedback. We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed the Dinosaur Trail, Adventure Playground, Easter Medieval Jousting event and archery. We look forward to your return in the summer!

Reviewed 2 April 2018

This review is solely for the jousting event only. I've left a separate one for the mansion itself. We came with the kids today and we really enjoyed it. The horses and the costumes were lovely and colourful, the jousters were very good, interacted with...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Matt S, Visitor Relations Manager at Knebworth House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed the Easter Medieval Jousting event. After speaking with you on the day, we increased the volume of the microphone and we will keep the higher volume for future Jousting events. We hope to see...More

Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

We arrived on opening time for the grounds about 11am. The house didn't open until 12 on the day we visited so we warmed up on coffee & cakes in the café, delicious. I very much wanted to see the house & grounds where there...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Matt S, Visitor Relations Manager at Knebworth House, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the ‘free-flow’ tours that are available on event days and Sundays in July and August. We will pass on your compliments to the House Stewards.

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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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