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Notice: Please note that timed tickets will be used to manage visitor flow around the house until further notice. Thank you for your cooperation. Please be aware that there will be scaffolding on the north front of the house from Monday 8 September until mid October.

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.

Autumn jewels

See exquisite artefacts in our extensive collection © John Hammond

See exquisite artefacts in our extensive collection

If you're looking for colour this Autumn, don't forget to explore inside the house. Our collection boasts some of the most decorative and interesting rare artefacts in the country.

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.

Autumn Festival

Making witches broom sticks © Charles Gibson

Making witches broom sticks

Celebrate all things Autumn with us on 18 & 19 October at Autumn Festival, where you can use a working apple press, see a falconry display, and purchase some local crafts. There will be apple tasting and besom broom making (call 01256 883858 to book), and you can even treat yourself to a hog roast and a pint of local beer.

Hallowe'en

Halloween family fun at The Vyne © Geoff Smith

Halloween family fun at The Vyne

Visit our haunted house at the spookiest time of the year. Over half term you can see the 'Monster's Ball', where the monsters have had a party, and on Friday 31 October you can have at go at making a spider and a ghost to take home with you (to book call 01256 883858).

 

50 things at The Vyne

50 things to do

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

Sign up on the 50 things website, where you can claim rewards

Discover our past

See a fascinating and quirky history of the house reflected in our huge collection of artefacts. Why not come and discover our collection for yourself on a free guided tour? Tours 10am-12pm Mon-Fri.

Conservation in action

The ornate portico on the north side of the house

During September and October we will be undertaking essential conservation work on the north front of the house. Please be aware that there will be scaffolding in place. 

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