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Notice: Apologies but the overflow car park is currently closed as it is too water-logged due to the rain. Please be advised that if you are planning a weekend visit, parking may be limited. 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.

The Vyne-a new perspective

One of our house team delicately dusting a chapel carving © Nationa Trust/Helen Sanderson

One of our house team delicately dusting a chapel carving

If you're looking to see something different and want to learn something new, don't forget to explore inside the house. Our collection boasts some of the most decorative and interesting rare artifacts in the country. Experience conservation in action and discover how the house is maintained and cleaned throughout the winter months. Ask our room guides for more information as you go around the house.

Woodland walks

Explore the woods and enjoy autumn’s colourful jewels © Geoff Smith

Explore the woods and enjoy autumn’s colourful jewels

Stroll through the ancient woodlands and see the changing leaves. See if you can spot the many colourful toadstools lining the paths, and you might even see a robin red-breast.

Removal of the tapestries

Painstaking removal and cleaning of the tapestries as protection from damp © NationalTrust/FreyaMurphy

Painstaking removal and cleaning of the tapestries as protection from damp

Throughout this year our house has suffered from water ingress and continues to do so during raining weather. As a result any items which are considered to be at risk are being moved to safety. Unfortunately the room most affected is the tapestry room, this means that the tapestries are being taken down and stored in a dry place until work can be done to protect them. We will begin fundraising in the New Year to help us repair our roof  work will hopefully commence in 2016. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

House Entry in January and February

A chilly morning at The Vyne © NationalTrust/FreyaMurphy

A chilly morning at The Vyne

January 5 - February 13 Half Term

During this period entrance to the house on weekdays will be by guided tour only between 11.30am and 3pm. The tours will take place throughout the day by our volunteers and tickets are on a first come, first served basis so arrive early to avoid disappointment. These will be subject to availability.

Weekend entrance is via timed tickets between the hours of 11am and 3pm. Again, these are on a first come, first served basis so early arrival is recommended. These will be subject to availability.

The splendour of snowdrops

Our snowdrops are a great viewing or photo opportunity © Stephen Robson

Our snowdrops are a great viewing or photo opportunity

Come and see our milky white snowdrops scattered around The Vyne grounds during winter. Great opportunity to take or photos or to simply admire their beauty.

Wolf Hall and The Vyne

Striking Oak Gallery that Henry VIII would have admired on his visits. © National Trust

Striking Oak Gallery that Henry VIII would have admired on his visits.

The Vyne has its own link with the 'Wolf Hall' novel during a conversation between Thomas Cromwell and Mary Tudor where he tells her that her father, the King, will be visiting Lord Sandys to see his 'handsome new gallery'. Indeed, Henry did visit with two of his wives-Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn-albeit not at the same time!

Hidden Realm Play Area is now open

13-22 February 
Children of all ages can enjoy the play area during half-term. It will however be closed for a couple of days after half-term (dates to be confirmed) to make the finishing touches. For other child friendly activities click here.

We are looking for catering staff

The Tudor Brewhouse and tea room

We have a variety of catering vacancies available, including weekend catering staff, a full time cook and a morning sandwich maker.  Contact  01256 885416 for details.

Conservation in action

As we are now open 363 days a year, conservation work will take place during visiting hours throughout the year. Up to two rooms will be closed or covered up at any one time to enable this process.