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The Vyne

The Vyne Vyne Road, Sherborne St. John, Basingstoke RG24 9HL, England
+44 1256 883858
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Very interesting

As we were staying locally for a few days we had arranged to go to one of the National Trust... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sue S
Good day out

Enjoyed a family visit to the Vyne. Went up on the roof to see the replacement roof project, really... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ash Vale, Surrey
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A lift-accessible rooftop walkway is open daily while a £5.4m roof project is underway. The roof is being replaced to protect the house and the collection. In daily 'Tag-a-Tile' workshops, visitors can leave their own mark on The Vyne by drawing a picture or writing a message on the underside of a tile for a suggested donation of £5. The tile will then go on the roof for centuries to come. In an event argued to have impacted the course of English history, Henry VIII visited his Lord Chamberlain William Sandys at The Vyne on the cusp of the Reformation in 1535. Visitors can dive into this royal visit on the ground floor of the house. This former Tudor palace turned 17th-century family home is set in 1500 acres of gardens, woodland and wetlands. For the latest updates, please check the website.
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The Vyne Vyne Road, Sherborne St. John, Basingstoke RG24 9HL, England
+44 1256 883858
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Reviewed 5 days ago

As we were staying locally for a few days we had arranged to go to one of the National Trust properties. The Vyne was very intersting but due to the scale of work being carried out we weren’t able to see around the house in...More

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a family visit to the Vyne. Went up on the roof to see the replacement roof project, really interesting seeing something abit different. Also had a lovely walk in the woodland on the estate. We will be back.

Thank DaveandDebsGif
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place to walk whatever the weather, but bring some wellies in the winter!! There are plenty of picnic benches around and lots of woods to explore. It was also very interesting to see the work being done on the roof. Great for the whole...More

1  Thank Yummyfoodlovergirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

In January , parking was at gridlock today and no staff or volunteers in the car park to sort this out. I am surprised there were no accidents. It took ten minutes to get into car park and ten minutes to leave property and traffic...More

Thank Lawrie52
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having an interest in the Tudors, my wife and I visited The Vyne today. The first indication that this wasn't going to be a good experience was the massively inadequate spaces for visitor car parking. The car park was completely full with cars parked any...More

1  Thank Jeff E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really pretty woods for walking in (Take wellies) Lovely grounds with bee hives, chickens, walked garden and lake. The house is beautiful and the tea rooms are yummy!

Thank Rebecca-Wright-126
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only can you walk around a house that King Henry V111 visited, but you can also see the roof being renovated.

Thank PeteLucy434
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a very interesting autumn day visiting the Vyne which was under renovation to have its roof fixed. The roof work is open to visitors who can see the work being done from a high level scaffolding gallery which is complete with information boards...More

Thank Peter_Ingamells
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always pop over to walk the dog round at the weekends with my Family the children love the trails and tick lists to follow. Our favourite place.

Thank AmyBonz
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Visited again recently to see the progress of the roof renovations and they’re coming along well. Due to finish in a few months so visit soon if you want to see them! You can still go up on the walkway and have a look at...More

1  Thank JerseyGirl1981
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30 September 2017|
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Response from PikaChar | Reviewed this property |
You can access the woodland without paying but not via the NT entrance. You have to pay the entrance fee for both gardens and house regardless of whether you visit the house. If you're feeling naughty you can access the... More
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
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