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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 for you to purchase.

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.

Cadbury Easter Egg trail

A collection of chocolate eggs for The Vyne's Easter Trail © Mike Perry

A collection of chocolate eggs for The Vyne's Easter Trail

Sun 5 & Mon 6 April, 10.00 am-4.00 pm 
Follow in the footsteps of Henry VIII and his hunters on your search for a Cadbury chocolate egghead. Use the trail to guide you around the grounds and find your reward. £3 per child plus normal admission. 



A new perspective

One of our house team delicately cleaning a picture frame © National Trust

One of our house team delicately cleaning a picture frame

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.

Tapestry removal

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 wet weather. As a result any items which are considered to be at risk have been moved to safety. Unfortunately the room most affected is the tapestry room, which means that the tapestries have been taken down and stored in a dry place until work can be done to protect them. Fundraising for rof repairs will take place throughout 2015 so that the work can hopefully start in 2016. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
 

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.

We need you

Are you looking for a chance to meet new people and learn new skills? Then we may have a rewarding volunteer role for you .

Cadbury Easter egg trail

Sunday 5 & Monday 6 April, 10.00 am-4.00 pm

Follow in the footsteps of Henry VIII on your search for a Cadbury chocolate egghead. £3 a child plus normal admission.

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.

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