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“Great day out”
Review of The Vyne

The Vyne
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We went as a family day out. We found the house very interesting and my son enjoyed the rat hunting. We only found 12 out of 14 . The house had some work in progress but this does not deter from the interesting rooms and exhibits.THe gardens are a delight with plenty of pace to picnic. The deck chairs are a great bonus , but at busy times a few extra would be nice. The walled garden was very interesting and great fun for our son . Great idea to have outdoor play tables for the children in the walled garden. Great idea to point out places to do some of the 50 things to do before you are 11 3/4.

Thank swissonj
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

This was our second visit to The Vyne - love it, love it, love it! The House , the Gardens, the staff and the location. We would recommend it for a great family day out.

Thank Sarah D
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

This is a house with interesting connections but compared to other properties it seems a bit like work in progress and could be developed in some areas. Some guides were knowledgeable but others were not so. The grounds however were delightful and there were numerous benches and deck chairs where people could relax in the sun or shade overlooking the lake or beautiful flowerbeds. Even more impressive was the walled garden which as well as being very child-friendly with sit-on tractors for small people contained a wide variety of fruit, vegetable and flower plants, the produce of which can be purchased. There were chickens there also. Such a lovely place to show children food being produced. We did not visit the shop or café as they were tucked away but we did go in the second hand bookshop and were not impressed by either the quality of the stock or the pricing. Why would someone pay £1 for a tatty children's book (with writing in it) or an ancient paperback however good the cause? Reduce the prices and the stock will move!

Thank TrueBrit_10
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

Very attractive grounds/garden. Interesting house with helpful guides. Cafe prices, though, rather high.

Thank Bob E
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

One of the most attractive and historical locations of which Hampshire and the National Trust are really proud of. Thousands of visitors were enjoying the property on the day we visited since it was a perfect summer day - and the visits had to be timed...!
Often a location for filming and some rooms and furnishings are under maintenance and restoration, the ex-Tudor palace rose up to the occasion and showed its magnificent indoor and outdoor settings and treasures. The house has connections to Jane Austin and to J.R.R.Tolkien.

Certainly worth the trip and the day out with good food and relaxation opportunities from all personnel involved especially the National Trust volunteers and the groundsmen/women.

Thank BONDIN16
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