The building dates back to the end of the 15C; the great hall, with its sculpted enclosure, has changed considerably since it was built. The fantasy author, Bulwer-Lytton, transformed it into a Gothic masterpiece with a cupola; this style can be seen in particular on the chimney towers, painted panels and stained-glass windows in the large ceremonial room. The gardens and parkland will be especially popular with younger visitors.
Address :Old Knebworth, SG3 6PY Knebworth
Price:12.50 £ (children 10 £)
guided tour (1hr) Jul-Aug: 11am-5pm (park and gardens 11am-5pm) except 1 week end Jul-early Aug (Sonisphere festival), last admission 4pm; Apr-Jun and Sep: telephone for timetable