Stevenage was the first of the New Towns constructed after World War II and it had the first pedestrianised shopping centre in Britain.
Accommodation in Stevenage with distance from station:
Displays show life in Stevenage from pre-history to the present day. 1950s kitchen.
Tel. 01438 218881.
Open WThFS 1000-1630, closed BH.
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.
Bus 44/45 from Bus Station to Old Knebworth then ½ mile walk (see map below). M-S only, infrequent, 12 minutes journey. Operated by Centrebus. The bus passes Knebworth station and also operates from Luton.
Entry to the Park is by public footpath and visitors should stay on this path to St Mary's Gate by the church where tickets can be purchased from a member of staff. Visitors without a ticket must remain on the public footpath and not stray into the Park.
Knebworth House is 1½ miles from Knebworth station.