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The Vyne

Open today: 10:00 - 16:30
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Beautiful walks

Spent a couple of hours visiting the house and walking the grounds. The volunteers were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
basian
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Wasing, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great visit

Gardens and house are lovely, guides in the garden and house are very informative.we had after tea... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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...more
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The Vyne Vyne Road, Sherborne St. John, Basingstoke RG24 9HL, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a couple of hours visiting the house and walking the grounds. The volunteers were knowledgable and welcoming. The house has a rich history with royal connections. The roof repair exhibition is a great example of a large conservation project. The walk around the lake...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Gardens and house are lovely, guides in the garden and house are very informative.we had after tea ordered in advance, what a treat really great value, delicious and plenty of it. Good also for a picnic by the lake

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Being a national trust member means we can go for a walk around these lovely grounds when ever we want, it’s never heaving with people, it’s always quiet and relaxing! The kids can run around and be free . And after a walk around the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our couple of hours at The Vyne but there were some drawbacks even on a Sunday in January: car parking is limited; admission to the house is timed entry; the tea shop not very exciting but jam-packed and queuing to sit outside -...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Martin A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here last summer, First I am very reluctant to go because I am not a type of person who just sit around on the grass while having a meal. Well I was really surprised the place was so amazing, my boy enjoyed playing...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank fredf303
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting house and gardens. Rich history and you can take photos inside as well. Exhibition on the roof refurbishment was excellent. A good number of people to staff, well worth the drive, An excellent day out.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 166russelle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small, comfortable, rustic venue with yummy foods/drinks on offer; not enough staff for volume of visitors = too long a queue = quite frusrating when the special post Christmas visits were advertised so well.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank seahorse2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great house with an interesting past, great exhibition showing the restoration of the roof, very helpfull and friendly staff and guides, there is still restoration work going on upstairs so it is well worth another visit in the summer when the gardens are in full...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank andyh1961
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with our dog and children 6,9&13 on a cold and windy Sunday. We only went for a walk really, but the grounds are fabulous, different length walks available, nice natural playpark for the kids, well stocked tea room and lovely river. Highly recommend....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 873gillb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst staying in the area we decided to visit The Vyne being members of NT. Being winter the gardens were not at their best although a few clumps of snowdrops were evident. We visited the house which was interesting but could have been so much...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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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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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
6 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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