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The Vyne

The Vyne Vyne Road, Sherborne St. John, Basingstoke RG24 9HL, England
+44 1256 883858
Review Highlights
The roof work is extensive and great to view, but some other site facilities are also in need of attention

The work on the roof of the Tudor Mansion is extensive and it is great to be able to view the work... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
John H
Barton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Absolutely fascinating and well worth a visit

As members of the National Trust we always look for their places to visit on our trips around the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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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 2 days ago

The work on the roof of the Tudor Mansion is extensive and it is great to be able to view the work so clearly (and safely) with 0 or so small lego people situated around the walkway to add interest for younger visitors. The house...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 4 days ago

As members of the National Trust we always look for their places to visit on our trips around the Country and they did not fail us when we visited the Vyne. The roof was undergoing a major repair and we had to opportunity of going...More

Thank hazel1012015
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Vyne is currently having a full refurbishment of its roof and this is an excellent, unique opportunity to see this building from a totally different perspective. Very well presented the story of the building is revealed from up high. Very interesting and something for...More

Thank Tim O
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you're a member of the National Trust and life locally, then try to get to The Vyne this year as they are repairing the roof and have erected scaffolding so you can see the work progressing. It's a view of the house you'll only...More

1  Thank Karen H
Reviewed 6 days ago

On our latest visit the house was in a state of renovation. The roof is being replaced as close as possible to it's original state but with modern materials sympathetic towards the various historical periods. There is a hoist to take you above the roofline...More

Thank finian29
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the better national trust visits we have made this year, they were using new trust policies to make something which would once cause closure a positive. The work on the roof was accessible to all via lift installed for the visitors and I...More

1  Thank Dave S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The roof is being rebuilt at the Vyne N.T. After going up in the lift or walking up the stairs if you feel fit, you can walk all round the roof and watch it being repaired. It is really interesting and a unique opportunity. The...More

Thank Vicky H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I brought my 4 year old to try out geocaching as one of his National Trust '50 Things'. The woodland walk was lovely and felt like we went for miles. We found three of the four geocaches but I think my son was getting a...More

Thank ClaireJ40
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only a few downstairs rooms available to visit. Staff excellent. Roof being repaired and an interesting walkway to see the roof repairs. As a member i was not unhappy but if I'd had to pay and for a family of 4 i would have been...More

Thank leapfrogr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The house at The Vyne is very lovely though at the moment is under construction. However the walks through the garden and woods are delightful. We live close by and I take a walk every week or so through the grounds and woods just for...More

Thank tashachelsea
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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
SheilaAlan B
1 November 2016|
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Response from wislonp | Reviewed this property |
Well it's certainly not a fast food place. Service can be slow a peak times but the staff are always very good. Home cooked food and great scones. Coffee is from a proper espresso machine and is good quality.

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