The Vyne

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.

The Vyne

Things to see and do

The Vyne library collection being protected ahead of the roof project.

Visiting the house at The Vyne during the roof project 

As we embark on our major roof project, things are going to look a bit different here at The Vyne. Find out what to expect on your visit from April till October 2016.

Getting outdoors this summer

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What's on

Tree climbing Footprint Windermere Cumbria

Tree climbing at The Vyne 

Adventure beckons at this historic site once visited by feisty Tudor monarchs. Set yourself a personal challenge and reach new heights with this exciting outdoor activity run on various dates by The Great Big Tree Climbing Company.

Upcoming events

Teddy-sized raft building SOLD OUT

Wed 03 Aug 2016
12:00-13:00
Armed with small wooden canes and a ball of twine, join us for an hour of fun and develop a new outdoor skill.

The Big Tree Climbing Company comes to The Vyne

Fri 05 Aug 2016
10:00-15:45
Join us to climb some very big trees indeed!

Map & Compass Challenge - SOLD OUT

Sun 07 Aug 2016
12:00-13:00
For outdoor fun come to The Vyne for this brain teasing activity!

SOLD OUT Much Ado About Nothing

Sat 13 Aug 2016
19:00-21:00
In the year that marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, join us for a summer's evening of lively outdoor theatre performed by The Lord Chamberlain's Men.

Tile making for The Vyne roof project

Sat 20 Aug 2016
10:00-15:00
In preparation for our roof project starting this Autumn, visitors are invited to make their own roof tiles. You will also be able to make your mark on history and 'tag-a-tile' that will go on our new roof.

Make a trail with sticks

Sat 27 Aug 2016
12:00-13:00
Young outdoor adventurers can join us for an hour creating unique trails and seeing if anyone can follow it.
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Eating and shopping

A picture of flowers on sale outside the shop at The Vyne.

Shopping at The Vyne 

If you’re looking for a present or simply want a post-walk ‘mooch’, pop inside and see us. We have things that will brighten your borders, decorate your dining room and tempt the taste buds.

A picture of the servery in the Brewhouse tearoom at The Vyne.

Eating at The Vyne 

When you're ready for a break at The Vyne, pop into our Brewhouse tearoom. We have a selection of freshly made sandwiches, soup and sausage rolls as well as homemade cakes, biscuits and scones.

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History

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Wildlife

Little Grebe fishing on the lake at The Vyne, Hampshire

Wildlife and woodland at The Vyne 

A visit to the Vyne is perfect for bird lovers - see what you can spot from our wetland bird hide.

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Groups

Vintage coach at The Vyne

Group visits to The Vyne 

There is lots to see and do whilst you and your group are visiting The Vyne; from the Tudor mansion to the gardens and expansive woodlands and wetland.

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Our work

The Vyne's roof needs your help

The Vyne Appeal 

Water is running in. Time is running out. Help us repair the roof so future generations can continue to enjoy this special place. Your gift today will help re-tile the roof, rebuild the chimneys, repair parapets and improve guttering so that rainwater no longer gets in during heavy rain.

Conservator Steve Clare re-installs Tudor stained glass at The Vyne

Tudor stained glass returned to The Vyne 

In February, The Vyne welcomed back one of its most precious attractions following months of conservation. With the chapel returned to its normal layout, you can now enjoy the full glory of the chapel’s exquisite Tudor stained glass.

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Get involved

One of our conservation volunteers talking to a visitor

Get involved  

Making new friends, learning new skills and helping to ensure the future of this beautiful estate – do something different and join The Vyne’s volunteering team.