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The Vyne

The Vyne Vyne Road, Sherborne St. John, Basingstoke RG24 9HL, England
+44 1256 883858
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Lovely place for Autumnal walks

A really lovely place to go for walks either around the grounds admiring the multitude of flower... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Donna S
Newbury, United Kingdom
via mobile

An excellent couple of hours predominately spent viewing the extensive roof repairs which are due... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tonbridge, Kent, England
via mobile
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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 via mobile

A really lovely place to go for walks either around the grounds admiring the multitude of flower and plant varieties or round one of the trails that take you through the woods which were once historic deer hunting grounds. We didn’t make it in to...More

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An excellent couple of hours predominately spent viewing the extensive roof repairs which are due to be completed by end January 2018.

Thank Ian-From-Kent
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The house is currently undergoing complete roof repairs so we were unable to explore the areas of the house usually available. However, we were able to go up to the roof and see exactly what was being done to replace the roof. The tour guide...More

Thank Wilko72
Reviewed 1 week ago

The roof renovation is very interesting. It is very safe for all the family and if you don't wish to use the stairs there is a lift. We took our 4 year old granddaughter and 1 year old grandson and they both enjoyed hunting for...More

Thank SusanThorn50
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a fascinating experience. Well worth a look and very safe even for children as there are staff everywhere to guide you and you are given high viz jackets which kids found wonderful! Will go again when, hopefull, the roof is complete and the house...More

Thank Stephanie D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a nice hour in the house recently and it is still under renovation. There is a modern take with the nicely displayed furniture and lighting making a couple of rooms look more like Ikea with the scaffolding tubing showing off chandeliers and lamps....More

Thank pennyp29
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love this place. We go quite regularly just for a walk. They have some lovely walks and you can choose different routes depending how much time you have or how far you wish to walk. We often do the brown route which is the...More

Thank Flisseagles
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I managed to escape KGB and slip through the fence to this glorious location. So many places to hide yourself and items. They have the best staff and got to borrow a uniform to blend in

Thank Fran J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our day out at the Vyne and the walks were great. However what spoilt it for us was the cost of food in the Cafe. Sandwiches were marked at £3.95. We bought a ham and salad sandwich. I was expecting something substantial for...More

Thank laserman123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although we live locally this was our first visit to the Vyne. Our main reason for the visit was to see the renovation of the roof, we weren’t disappointed. You take the lift up to the rooftop where you have an incredible opportunity to look...More

Thank M34k51
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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