The Vyne

Five centuries of history are brought to life in this former Tudor palace turned 17th-century family home, set in 1500 acres of gardens, woodland and wetlands.

The Vyne

Things to see and do

The Vyne library collection being protected ahead of the roof project.

Visiting the house at The Vyne during the roof project 

Big things are happening at The Vyne. This autumn we’ll be embarking on a major roof project and this means lots of new experiences are coming your way.

Getting outdoors in late summer

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What's on

Tree climbing Footprint Windermere Cumbria

Tree climbing at The Vyne 

Adventure beckons at this historic site once visited by feisty Tudor monarchs. Set yourself a personal challenge and reach new heights with this exciting outdoor activity run on various dates by The Great Big Tree Climbing Company.

A picture of apples ripening on a tree.

Harvest at The Vyne 

As our apples come into fruition, from 2-21 October, we’re celebrating some age-old seasonal traditions at The Vyne. Dig out your wellies, pull on an extra layer and join us out in the fresh air for some autumnal inspiration.

Upcoming events

Make a trail with sticks

Sat 27 Aug 2016
12:00-13:00
Young outdoor adventurers can join us for an hour creating unique trails and seeing if anyone can follow it.

Teddy-sized raft building SOLD OUT

Wed 31 Aug 2016
12:00-13:00
Armed with small wooden canes and a ball of twine, join us for an hour of fun and develop a new outdoor skill.

The Vyne in transition

Thu 01 Sep 2016
12:00-15:00
See the house transform inside and out, as we begin our roof project.

The Big Tree Climbing Company comes to The Vyne

Fri 02 Sep 2016
10:00-15:45
Join us to climb some very big trees indeed!

Lady Chute's afternoon tea

Mon 05 Sep 2016
14:30-16:00
Located next to a former Tudor palace, lords and ladies of leisure can book a delicious afternoon tea for two in our cosy Brewhouse tearoom.

Autumn colour

Thu 15 Sep 2016
10:00-17:00
Pull on your wellies and dance through a carpet of auburn woodland leaves.
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Eating and shopping

A picture of flowers on sale outside the shop at The Vyne.

Shopping at The Vyne 

If you’re looking for a present or simply want a post-walk ‘mooch’, pop inside and see us. We have things that will brighten your borders, decorate your dining room and tempt the taste buds.

A picture of the servery in the Brewhouse tearoom at The Vyne.

Eating at The Vyne 

When you're ready for a break at The Vyne, pop into our Brewhouse tearoom. We have a selection of freshly made sandwiches, soup and sausage rolls as well as homemade cakes, biscuits and scones.

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History

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Wildlife

Little Grebe fishing on the lake at The Vyne, Hampshire

Wildlife and woodland at The Vyne 

A visit to the Vyne is perfect for bird lovers - see what you can spot from our wetland bird hide.

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Groups

Vintage coach at The Vyne

Group visits to The Vyne 

Find out about group visits at The Vyne.

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Our work

The Vyne's roof needs your help

The Vyne Appeal 

Water is running in. Time is running out. Help us repair the roof so future generations can continue to enjoy this special place. Your gift today will help re-tile the roof, rebuild the chimneys, repair parapets and improve guttering so that rainwater no longer gets in during heavy rain.

Conservator Steve Clare re-installs Tudor stained glass at The Vyne

Tudor stained glass returned to The Vyne 

In February, The Vyne welcomed back one of its most precious attractions following months of conservation. With the chapel returned to its normal layout, you can now enjoy the full glory of the chapel’s exquisite Tudor stained glass.

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Get involved

One of our conservation volunteers talking to a visitor

Get involved  

Making new friends, learning new skills and helping to ensure the future of this beautiful estate – do something different and join The Vyne’s volunteering team.