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The Vyne

The Vyne Vyne Road, Sherborne St. John, Basingstoke RG24 9HL, England
+44 1256 883858
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Sunday afternoon visit

Lovely house and grounds. Only a few rooms open because the roof had just been finished having... read more

Reviewed yesterday
annie20061
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Newbury, United Kingdom
via mobile
Afternoon walk

The grounds are lovely, but was disappointed with the house, as could only see a very small part of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Flitters17
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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Please note the rooftop walkway is now closed. As a £5.4m roof project draws to a close, young adventurers can enjoy a number of family trails through the grounds of this former Tudor palace. Amble past a six-hundred-year-old oak tree, tiptoe inside a 17th century summerhouse and stride across our north lawn. Out in Morgaston Woods, intrepid explorers can try their hand at den building, orienteering and geocaching. The ancient woodlands reveal traces of history if you know where to look. See if you can spot the remains of medieval fish ponds and a Second World War munitions storage site. For a chance to glimpse wetland wildlife, you can visit the purpose-built bird hide. Inside the house, visitors of all ages can be transported back to 1535 when Henry VIII visited with Anne Boleyn. Head to the chapel to hear a Tudor mass soundscape or venture into the Saloon to discover a Victorian owner who replaced The Vyne’s roof from 1842.
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“national trust” (136 reviews)
“tea room” (59 reviews)
“lovely grounds” (27 reviews)
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The Vyne Vyne Road, Sherborne St. John, Basingstoke RG24 9HL, England
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+44 1256 883858
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely house and grounds. Only a few rooms open because the roof had just been finished having repairwork and there was alot of green netting around the outside of the house. Lovely vegetable and fruit gardens. Cafe was nice, friendly staff, cake was rather dry...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The grounds are lovely, but was disappointed with the house, as could only see a very small part of it due to being restored. The roof has now been completed, but they are still working on th inside. There was a sign to say it...More

Thank Flitters17
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A day out here is too long, 2 hours or so is long enough to appreciate the house and grounds. Tea room serving refreshments close by.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

A national trust property that has had major repairs but is now opening the interior to the public again. Interesting story to the property with delightful grounds and helpful knowledgeable room stewards.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Somewhat disappointing given the picture on the NT trust website, but this place is nowhere near as photogenic as advertised due to the restoration work going on (and only the ground floor was open because of it). The grounds are also surprisingly in need of...More

Thank Paul C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very disappointing hardly any rooms opened which did not say on the website. timed entrance to the house but we didn't know if it was a "free for all" or a guided tour? Ordered the Pork Stroganoff in the restaurant,it looked like a soup and...More

Thank Shaun C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of parking, after the hard sell of NT membership, we enjoyed a walk around the woodlands, which was lovely. The house is obviously in the midst of renovation, so there were some limitations on what was available to see. The staff were informative of...More

Thank Nelson252
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thanks to national trust to keep and maintain place like this.good piece of history, good for picknik ,kids friendly, nature friendly, I have been more than few times but still love every visit

Thank Yordan M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just spent a very disappointing couple of hours at The Vyne. Ridiculous entrance fee of £11.75 each when only 4or 5 rooms of the large house are open. No explanation at entrance - as long as they’ve got your money they are happy. Gardens tatty,...More

Thank james123mitchry
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a couple of hours here but unless you have a NT Membership, wouldn’t recommend visiting and paying the entrance fee until the work on the house is complete. An interesting walk round those rooms that were open in the house, and a nice...More

Thank Amy492
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Luxtraveller66
30 September 2017|
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Response from hazel1012015 | Reviewed this property |
sorry but there is an entrance fee.
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The_Mr_and_Mrs_V_
13 September 2017|
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Response from JSBourne | Reviewed this property |
It is well fenced but I should certainly want to hold on to a toddler in case they tried climbing. An elderly relative should be fine as the fence is a good height and, even if someone was a little unsteady on their feet... More
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Bri1135
7 January 2017|
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Response from nhanzg2016 | Reviewed this property |
You don't have to pay for entrance if you're only doing the woodland walk. You can park for free by the Vyne car park. As you head to the Visitor Reception, turn right, go through the black metal gates (be mindful of cows... More
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