Lady Amory Exhibition at Knightshayes National Trust, Devon

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I’ve visited Knightshayes in Devon a few times now but feel it is a place you can visit again and again and never get tired of. Click here to read what I thought the first time I visited – there’s a bit more history too! As National Trust members we can visit as part of our membership and park for free. It means we can visit Knightshayes every time there is a new exhibition or event. Last Christmas we visited and enjoyed the all the old-fashioned decorations.

Who Lives in a House Like This?!

The weather wasn’t so great on this March visit and so we took shelter in the grand house. I love walking around and admiring the opulence of the furnishings. Each time I visit I see something I haven’t noticed before. The volunteers are always so friendly and willing to talk about the history of the house.

This visit a few new rooms had been opened. Apparently, the National Trust is hoping to redecorate the kitchen areas which will be cool.

Lady Amory’s Life

There’s currently an exhibition relating to Lady Amory. I found it really interesting to read about her life and legacy on the estate. It was cool to hear about her love for the gardens and career in golfing!

After walking around the house and exploring the golf, gardens and guides exhibition we stopped at the conservatory tea room for a hot chocolate and slice of cake – very much enjoyed as always! The sun even came out and warmed the conservatory area which was nice!

Time for a Walk

The gardens are so lovely to walk around and explore. There are many paths that you can take to explore all the lush trees and flowers. The views across Devon are awesome too!

I really love the bushes that are shaped like dogs – very clever! There are lots of other animals that pop up too.


We enjoyed our impromptu trip to Knightshayes and I’m sure we will be back for another visit soon! I wonder what we will see that’s different and what cake we will treat ourselves with!

Have you ever visited Knightshayes? Do you have a favourite National Trust property? 

77 Responses

  1. I love exploring places like this!!! And this place is stunning. I could spend an entire day soaking it ALL IN. They’d have to kick me out! ha!

  2. What a beautiful place, even in the rain (I actually love the rain, it makes places like this look more dramatic!) My parents have National Trust membership and they’ve visited some lovely places, it certainly is a good value.

  3. That is stunning! I bet your trip last Christmas was beautiful too, I’d love to see it at that time of year.

  4. what a stunning house with beautiful corridor and lovely carpet. The library look incredible too. I would love to visit such places! England has so much great places to visit. I have to go back to Devon to check this out!

  5. Oh, it looks absolutely gorgeous! Stunning photos. I particularly love that wall of books and the old fashioned bathroom in the house.

  6. These are amazing grounds! From the upkeep of the gardens to the gorgeous mansion, this vacation is a vacation that one can take to step away from modern times into a different world. It is lovely thanks for sharing it with us!!

  7. What a beautiful place to visit and fascinating exhibition – and the grounds too! I love visiting places like this and becoming totally immersed in the history of it all.

  8. Probably a better question would be” who wants to start living in this house?!” because my hands are all raised right now. I’m also intrigued with its history, that tidbit about Joyce up there makes it sound like the whole place was really taken care of ever since.

  9. This looks so cool! I can imagine some great photo ops I’d love to do in there. History is so fascinating!

  10. I do love being a member of the National Trust and being able to visit all of these glorious homes. This looks really incredible

  11. Really a nice place to visit even I will go back in this place again and again because it is so beautiful. It looks like an old castle for me that if you are there you will feel that you are a princess.

    1. It’s the sort of place you can visit again and again – especially in all the different seasons to see the gardens change. I would love to be a princess there!

  12. Oh wow this exhibition looks amazing and definitely somewhere I would love to visit if I was in England. It looks like you had a lovely day out exploring.

  13. I live for places with rich historical backgrounds! I love how well maintained the house is. Imagine living in it during these modern times! It would be so cool. I love that they’re always willing to give you facts about the house.

  14. That NT house sounds and looks amazing. The rooms are beautiful inside and the gardens are just as lovely. I’d love to wander around there for a few hours imagining what t it would have been like to live there decades ago!

  15. beautifully, beautifully desinged. Loved everything about it except the deer’s head hanging on the wall. Sadly, the hunting tradtion is going stron in the world. Nonetheless, it is a stunning place to visit! <3

  16. This looks so fascinating I can see why you want to come back. We have never been but looking forward to visiting another Nation Trust property in a couple of weeks in Bury St. Edmunds

  17. I love to take the family to National Trust properties. It looks like there is a lot to explore here both inside and out, and cake is always a good reason to visit anywhere

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