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“The Vyne”
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The Vyne
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Owner description: 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 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.
Reviewed 16 July 2014

This was a Christmas gift (Virgin experience days) Great day out, only 50 mins in the car from Ascot. If you take in the house I would advise you take advantage of the guided tour, very informative, the grounds are lovely.

Thank Jane S
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

We visited The Vyne on Monday 30 June, our second visit here as we first saw it last year when an Art exhibition was on. It was nice to see it in it's normal state and well worth visiting.

The room guides are very helpful and knowledgeable.

There are beautiful gardens to wander around with deck chairs put out in front of the lake on which you can sit and relax.

After tea and cake, we went on our way to our Hotel and to plan for the next day's National Trust excursion.

Thank NorthamptonRicho
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

Visited The Vyne on 10th July 2014 and had a very enjoyable visit. Admittedly the sun was shining but first impressions created by the gardens was excellent with ares to explore be that park land or tended gardens.
As the house was not open until noon we visited the cottage tea rooms and had breakfast paninis and drinks sitting in the sunshine. There was a special offer of breakfast panini with free drink which the gent at the entrance had advised about.
We went to the house once it had opened and were greeted by a very pleasant and informative gent who told us something about the house's history and the gave us a leaflet with room plan and a little more of the history. As we moved from room to room we found the National Trust Volunteers in each room to be very approachable and most informative giving us much more information.
Having finished in the house we then did a little exploration of the beautiful grounds and found the walled garden which was most interesting understanding about tyhe various initiatives being undertaken there.
All in all a very enjoyable and informative visit made all the better by the Volunteers - well done.

Thank Phil S
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

As we are National Trust members and so are our daughter and family we chose to go here with the children.
It is a large house and entrance to the house is by timed tickets which means it does not get to crowded. The house has sme very interesting furniture and artefacts in it. There are some very beautiful ceilings in various styles of plaster decoration.
While we were there there was a Venetian photo session in progress so there were various characters in costume around the house that added an extra interest to the day.
The volunteers were very helpful and knowledgeable.
There were little toy mice for the children to find in the various rooms. It was a pity that they did not have a sheet to give the children so that they could tick of the mice when they found them.
There were some dressing up clothes that they really enjoyed trying on.
Outside the house is a lovely lawn leading down to the water with deck chairs on it so we enjoyed a picnic there while looking at the house as well as the ducks and the swans.
We then took the children to the play area that is very good. Just take care with little ones as they are some steep drop offs to be aware of.
We also went into the walled garden were there were picnic tables and toys such as pedal tractors and hoppers for them to use. There are also chickens to see and a very well kept kitchen garden to see.
It is certainly some where that we will go back to to explore the parts that we did not do.
There is also a buggy service from the car park to the house for the less mobile to use.
There is a shop cafe and also a plant shop too.

1  Thank swift-simba
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

As members of NT chose to visit on a whim while travelling to stay with family. Fascinating property, especially as it had a Tudor theme day. Volunteers, as always, knowledgable and helpful. The house and contents are not as grand as some, but an interesting insight into life at the time. Always love seeing the kitchens......none here, perhaps they had take-always!

Thank ColchesterDavid
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