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  • National Trust

Historic House, £5.40-£12


Knole, The Great Staircase

Knole, The Great Staircase

Climb the great staircase to reach Knole's famous show rooms


A medieval deer park with a vast house at its heart, over 600 years of maintenance and change have seen Knole transformed from a modest manor to the grand patchwork house you see today. As you weave through Knole Park and cross the brow of the hill you’ll be greeted with the magnificent sight of one of England’s most significant houses.

Inside, Knole’s spectacular Showrooms are home to unrivalled collections of Jacobean furniture and one of the earliest portrait galleries in the country. Capture a glimpse of rare and unique silver furniture in the King’s Room, the only other surviving set in the country belongs to the Queen at Windsor Palace. The visitor route is the same one used for over 250 years, so you’ll be walking in the footsteps of some of the house’s most famous residents, including Vita Sackville-West.

Visit now and you’ll be witness to some of the biggest changes in Knole’s history. A five-year, £20m conservation and building project with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund is well underway. It will see Knole’s Showrooms installed with new heating and lighting, and more new, exciting spaces open to visitors than ever before. In 2015 work continues to create a conservation studio in Knole’s medieval barn, and to extend and refurbish the Brewhouse Café. This year we’ll launch our new Bookshop Café and a new visitor welcome experience charting Knole’s history through artefacts and digital displays. While this work is ongoing you can enjoy refreshments from the Outdoor Café – a catering unit with outdoor seating.

For further information about facilities (including our temporary Outdoor Cafe), events, entry fees and opening times, please visit our website at

Getting here: If driving, please use Sat Nav postcode TN13 1HU which will take you to St Nicholas’ Church, from where Knole is clearly signposted.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsNational Trust PropertyOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedFacilities for visually impaired

Opening details

House: 7 Mar – 1 Nov, 12-4pm Tue-Sun.


House: Adult £12.00* (£10.80), Child £6.00* (£5.40), Family £29.50* (£26.50).
Car Park: Per car £4.00 (non-NT members).
Groups: Adult £9.20, Child £4.50. * Includes a voluntary gift aid donation but visitors can choose to pay the standard prices in brackets.

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Plan route to Knole using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TQ 539541  Lat: 51.26527 Long: 0.20454

M25 Junction 5 (A21), park entrance in Sevenoaks town centre, opposite St. Nicholas' Church


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • National Trust PropertyNational Trust Property
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired