The Vyne

The Vyne

Watch a major conservation project at roof level. From March, see how the major roof project is progressing from the lift-accessible rooftop walkway. More here.

The Vyne is embarking on a major roof project. By March 2017 scaffolding will completely surround the house with hoarding covering up to the first floor of the facade.

Five centuries of history are brought to life in this former Tudor palace turned 17th-century family home, set in 1500 acres of gardens, woodland and wetlands and offer a truly memorable day out for families looking for things to do in Hampshire.

The first floor of the mansion is now closed for the duration of the project for safety reasons, but there is still plenty to see and do. From January, the ground floor will be transformed into an exciting new layout. 

10am-5pm every day
Please check website for up to date opening times.

Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day


Admission price 





Why should I visit?

    • The Gardens - With over 400 years of history, the gardens surrounding The Vyne’s former Tudor palace offer a welcome escape to the outdoors.
    • The House - Step inside to discover the history of the house. If the walls could talk, they’d tell the stories of Tudor kings and queens, of politicians and architects, of wartime evacuees and of a loving family life at home.
    • Woodlands and wetlands - A combination of towering trees and dead wood support a great variety of wildlife and fungi, see what you can spot on your walk.


Assistance dogs allowed
Baby changing facilities
Disabled access
Disabled parking available
Free parking on site
Gift shop
On site parking
Suitable for ages 12 and above
Suitable for ages 3 and above
Suitable for ages 5 and above
Suitable for ages 8 and above
Tour Guide – we require booking for this facility
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Children’s Tudor animal trail

03/04/2017 - 30/11/2017

The Vyne

Deer, horses and falcons are just some of the creatures you may have seen at The Vyne in 1535. See if you can spot the animals that played an... 

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Where to find us


The Vyne
Vyne Road
Sherborne St John
RG24 9HL

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By car

4 miles north of Basingstoke between Bramley and Sherborne St John.
Parking: free, one third of a mile walk through gardens from visitor reception to house.
SatNav: will not deliver you to the main car park, instead follow National Trust brown signs

By train

Basingstoke 4 miles - taxi rank available outside of train station.
Bramley 2½ miles - requires a walk of 2½ miles from this station.
Note: The Vyne road has no foot paths.

Kids activities

harry hampshire

  • Hidden Realm play area (for children aged under ten)
  • Play area off the Lime Avenue (for children under five)
  • Geocaching (self-led)
  • Den building (self-led)
  • Orienteering (self-led)