Knebworth House

The romantic exterior of Knebworth House with its turrets, domes and gargoyles silhouetted against the sky does little to prepare the visitor for what to expect inside. The House has stood for many years longer than the Victorian decoration suggests and the stucco hides from view a red brick house dating back to the Tudor times.

Every generation of the Lytton family has left something of its style and taste, making Knebworth an extraordinary walk through 500 years of British history. Stories and heirlooms reflect the family’s contribution to literature, politics and foreign service and visits by characters as diverse as Charles Dickens, Winston Churchill and Noel Gallagher.

For a personal audio tour of Knebworth House by The Hon Henry Lytton Cobbold featuring recollections by Lord Cobbold and music associated with Knebworth House and the Lytton family, listen to the extract below and purchase the full CD or the full audio download.  Please note that personal photography is not permitted inside the House.

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British Raj Exhibition

Within Knebworth House is a fascinating display and  video presentation telling the story  of the Lytton family’s connection with India.

British Raj Exhibition


(Knebworth House Education & Preservation Trust)

Knebworth House Education & Preservation Trust

A unique ‘living museum’, Knebworth House offers a walk through history to both entertain and educate.
The Charitable Trust’s efforts are concentrated on halting the decay of the most vulnerable decorative features and historic artefacts collected, and on display in, the 500 year old House and 28 acres of formal landscaped Gardens.


For more information on current projects and how you can support the work of the Trust, please view our KHEPT leaflet (pdf) or contact the Secretary, tel 01438 812661