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The Vyne

Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Roof finished

All of the house is now open after the roof work. We didn't go in as we just went for a walk round... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
rrbrooker
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Nice gardens, house closes early

Went for a visit in the afternoon and did not realise the house closed so early, at 4pm, so as we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JennyM99
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Teddington
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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 3 days ago

All of the house is now open after the roof work. We didn't go in as we just went for a walk round the grounds. The woods are lovely very reminiscent of our childhood. A lovely visit if you want simplicity, we will probably return...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We explored the vyne on a heritage day, free of charge, as we live nearby. I think that addmission as a part of national trust membership is fine, but pay as you go for a day out is expensive. House and the grounds are nice,...More

Thank sabinna15
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a visit in the afternoon and did not realise the house closed so early, at 4pm, so as we looked at the gardens first we were not able to go inside. Recently had lots of work done in the roof so some lawn/...More

Thank JennyM99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did not start well as the do not cater fort coach it had nowhere to park hence it had to go away so that meant we had to carry all our bags around as we could not return to the coach not a pleasant experience...More

Thank Steven P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The vyne is a national trust house and gardens located on the outskirts of Basingstoke. Tours of the house are available at select times throughout the day. There is a kids play area and river side deckchairs for sunny days. However, free of charge, you...More

Thank elo18org12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bank holiday Monday visit with Daughter. Busy but plenty of parking. Gardens and grounds super and the house had opened after the refurb only the previous Monday. Interesting history and objects on show. The Library is stripped and every page of each book is being...More

Thank Orange54
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting place to visit, with historical significance. The grounds were lovely and great for children and families. Open spaces for the children to run around and for dog walkers. The gardens are so gorgeous...a place for a family picnic. The cafe was very good...More

Thank Patricia S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As National Trust members we have visited the Vyne several times. The renovation of the house was almost completed. However, there’s not a great deal to see in terms of shrubs and flowers. There are a few walks in the woodlands which are OK. The...More

Thank Supersonick1177
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I live very close to this purposely and we often cycle here. It's got a wonderful house to look around. A beautiful walled garden where apples, various other fruits and gorgeous dahlias are grown throughout the year. They also have several bee...More

Thank Rachel G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited today and had a very enjoyable time looking around the house and the grounds (despite the rain). At the end of my walk around the house I arrived at the Chapel and, because there was no room guide, casually picked up the Guide Folder...More

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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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The_Mr_and_Mrs_V_
14 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
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
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