The Vyne, Vyne Road, Sherborne St. John, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 9HL
Enjoy a stroll through the grounds of The Vyne before exploring the house (timed tickets) which played host to a royal visit argued to have impacted the course of the Reformation.
Stroll roll through the grounds of The Vyne, a former Tudor palace recently rescued in a £5.4m roof project. Before or after make sure you ask for a timed ticket at Visitor Reception and then you can also explore the house which played host to a royal visit argued to have impacted the course of the Reformation.
When you get peckish, you can either grab a bite to eat in the Brewhouse tea-room or lay out the picnic blanket on the north lawn. Don't forget you can also treat yourself in the gift shop.
The National Trust is a charity that survives thanks to generous supporters. In fact, exactly 12,885 tiles on The Vyne's new roof were sponsored by visitors. Each one features secret messages or drawings on its underside. These will be re- discovered in hundreds of years' time.
The next major project is the conservation of six rare Soho tapestries made under the direction of leading tapestry weaver of his time, John Vanderbank. If you would like to support this project, you can buy a raffle ticket on your visit for the chance to win £10,000.
● Saturday 15 September: 1000-1630
No booking required.
We recommend allowing around 3hrs for your visit.
As you approach the area we highly recommend following the Brown Signs rather than relying on your Sat Nav!