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The Vyne

The Vyne Vyne Road, Sherborne St. John, Basingstoke RG24 9HL, England
+44 1256 883858
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Go see the roof

While the entire roof is being replaced visitors can climb up the 70 steps on the scaffolding (or... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Reading, United Kingdom
via mobile
Roof visit

A great opportunity to see a historical house undergoing repairs. Well done national trust for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Henry VIII met with his Lord Chamberlain William Sandys who owned The Vyne in 1535. This former Tudor palace turned 17th-century family home is set in 1500 acres of gardens, woodland and wetlands. As a major roof project unfolds, a lift-accessible rooftop walkway is scheduled to open in spring. Visitors can dive into the history of the house with an exciting new layout on the ground floor. For the latest updates, please check the website.
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  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“walled garden” (71 reviews)
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The Vyne Vyne Road, Sherborne St. John, Basingstoke RG24 9HL, England
+44 1256 883858
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

While the entire roof is being replaced visitors can climb up the 70 steps on the scaffolding (or take a lift) and see the progress they are making replacing the roof. Well worth visiting. No additional charge for the roof visit.

Thank arborfieldman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great opportunity to see a historical house undergoing repairs. Well done national trust for thinking creatively mad making restoration come to life.

Thank chriscross118
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Making a trip to this venue is a trip into history, this home has had its roof removed and is being refurbished allowing visitors to go safely around the roof seeing workmen restoring the huge building. The house can be visit although this is limited...More

Thank Graham C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited The Vine with friends who persuaded me to do the rooftop walk. I don't like heights but was assured that I would be okay. Went up in the lift and found that I was okay looking down on the roof but avoided the areas...More

Thank Lynne W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Vyne has always impressed by its grounds and the great picnic opportunities, but been a bit of a let down with the rather bland Victorian version of the earlier Tudor house. However with the enforced roof renovation as a result of centuries of neglect...More

Thank Trafford34
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Vyne in June as the last stop of my holiday while back to London. The estate is great, plenty of space to walk around, good for families, children, solos, couples. The ground has a lake to walk around, also there is another path...More

Thank Evalynn B
Reviewed 1 week ago

At the moment the Vyne is in the process of having extensive work done on the roof of the building due to water damage. You are able to see the work in process by means of travelling in a specially devised lift and being transported...More

Thank maryrichard2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited The Vyne with both my daughter and then again with my husband. The grounds offered a lovely walk and many families were enjoying the good weather and picnicking. There was a little gift shop and very busy tearoom offering a fairly good range of...More

Thank Jo S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really lovely property and grounds. Friendly staff who will answer all your questions. Not sure about some of the modern exhibits but understand that they are trying to attract those with other interests.

Thank LeaJoh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a lovely afternoon at The Vyne yesterday. We weren't sure what to expect as the house roof is currently being renovated however it was great that the renovation has been turned into an attraction in itself. We enjoyed viewing the roof from the scaffolding...More

Thank Caroline C
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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
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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.