The Vyne

Is The Vyne Open?

Covid-19 Update: Garden, car park, toilets and access to countryside are open. Must be booked in advance. For the most up-to-date information visit their official website via the link above or view our list of Hampshire attractions.

About This Attraction


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 a 17th century summerhouse and stride across a north lawn.

Inside the house all ages can discover the untold story of a brother and sister unexpectedly linked with The Vyne’s survival. An exhibition immerses you in the sights and sounds of The Vyne’s now completed roof project.

Out in Morgaston Woods, intrepid explorers can try their hand at den building, orienteering and geocaching. The ancient woodlands reveal traces of history if you know where to look. See if you can spot the remains of medieval fish ponds and a Second World War munitions storage site. For a chance to glimpse wetland wildlife, just sneak into the purpose-built bird hide.

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

Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day






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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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

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