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Notice: The Hidden Realm will be closed from Monday 4 November until Thursday 2 January for crucial repair work. We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Surrounded by beauty... steeped in history
An intimate family home, the history of the Vyne spans the centuries. From its royal beginnings in Tudor times to its place today as a intriguing retreat for you to explore, you can lose yourself in the surroundings that inspired great authors such as Jane Austen. Discover a chapel where sunlight streams in through stained-glass windows, a ring that may have inspired Tolkien or an oak gallery fit for a king.
You could enjoy the view from the house in winter of the first hoarfrost or the autumnal glow of the woodland on a misty morning. Can you see yourself spending lazy summer days picnicking on a lawn that stretches to a shimmering lake?
The gardens are a peaceful escape with secret picnic spots, or you can stroll by the ornamental lake. Why not take in the restored Walled Garden, now a working kitchen garden providing delicious, fresh and seasonal produce to our Tudor tea-room.
The ancient woodlands are a great place in every season from the carpet of spring bluebells to autumn leaves. Sneak into the wetland bird hide and experience glimpses of wildlife. Come alone or with friends and family, there's plenty to see and do for all ages of adventurer.
Explore our links with historical characters, and delve further into intriguing stories – some told for the very first time - through the series of unique artworks in this exhibition by the Unravelled Group.
28 June to 22 December, normal admission applies.
50 things at the Vyne
Come along to start ticking off your list of 50 things to do before you're 11¾. You could:
- Build a den
- Create wild art
- Plant it, grow it, eat it
- Go bird watching
Come and visit us for a wonderful festive experience. Have a traditional Christmas lunch, and see the house decorated for the season. If you are bringing children why not try our bauble hunt, or have a go at making your own crackers. With winter walks and Christmas trails in the grounds, there's something for everyone this Winter.