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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 rooms may be closed or objects covered up in the house, this is due to our winter conservation cleaning programme. Also due to water ingress the tapestries in the tapestry room are being taken down to protect them. Please note the last entry to the house and grounds will be 3.00pm.

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.

Winter Wonder

See exquisite artefacts in our extensive collection © John Hammond

See exquisite artefacts in our extensive collection

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

'Twas the Night Before Christmas

Christmas presents wait by the fire © National Trust Upton House

Christmas presents wait by the fire

See Christmas Eve and Christmas Day unfurl as you walk around the house. Begin with the stone gallery decorated for 'the night before Christmas', and move round the house to see Christmas morning, and even see the Dining Room laid out for Christmas lunch! It's a perfect way to get the family in the seasonal spirit. Click here to find out more.

Moving of the tapestries

Explore this grand yet intimate family home © Andreas von Einsiedel

Explore this grand yet intimate family home

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.

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 10:30 &11:30 Mon-Fri. Subject to availability.

Conservation in action

Wonderfull stained glass window in the Tomb Chamber at The Vyne

Throughout the winter the House team will be undertaking preventative conservation.  This will mean that some rooms may be closed and objects may be covered.