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Knebworth

National Rail | station code KBW

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Knebworth House, Gardens and Park 1½ miles (or by bus then ½ mile)

Originally a Tudor manor house, Knebworth was transformed by the spectacular High Gothic decoration of the Victorian romantic novelist, Edward Bulwer-Lytton. Objects on display reflect the family's Vice Regal time in India and visits by characters such as Charles Dickens, Winston Churchill and Noel Gallagher. The formal gardens surrounding the house include a Gertrude Jekyll Herb Garden and a maze. The Wilderness Garden includes life-size replica dinosaurs. Extensive parkland, adventure playground and miniature railway. Tearoom. Tel. 01438 812661.
Open Apr-Sep, SSu & BH (Daily Jul-Aug) 1100-1700, House 1200-1700. Please see website for special event days.
www.knebworthhouse.com

Bus 44/45 from near station to Old Knebworth then ½ mile walk. M-S only, infrequent, 5 minutes journey. Operated by Centrebus. This bus also operates from Luton and Stevenage.
Note: Entry to the Park is by public footpath and visitors should stay on this path to the kiosk near the church where tickets can be purchased. Visitors without a ticket must remain on the public footpath and not stray elsewhere in the Park.

Knebworth map
Ordnance Survey Maps
Ordnance Survey Maps
Ordnance Survey Maps

Shaw's Corner NT by bus then 1¼ miles

This Edwardian villa was the country home of the playwright George Bernard Shaw for 44 years. It remains much as he left it with Arts and Crafts interiors and peaceful gardens.
Open Mar-Oct, WThFSSu 1100-1700.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/shaws-corner
Bus 44/45 from near station to Codicote Bottom (there is no marked stop), shortly after Codicote. Then walk 1¼ miles uphill to the village of Ayot St Lawrence. M-S only, infrequent, about 10 minutes journey. Operated by Centrebus. The bus also operates from Stevenage and Luton Airport Parkway.

Codicote and Ayot St Lawrence map for Shaw's Corner