February 23 · 10:00 AM
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The Vyne is a National Trust property near Basingstoke. Its centuries-old house along with its gardens, wetland and woodlands offer much to explore and photograph.
The Vyne was built in the early 16th century by William Sandys, later Lord Sandys of the Vyne, who was Henry VIII's Lord Chamberlain.
The woodlands and wetlands surrounding the house and gardens are home to many species of birds including rare waterfowl which you may be able to spot from bird hide. There are walks that criss-cross the woods with easy access. Most routes are circular and range from 1.1 to 2.3 miles.
This particular Sunday features a special event
Woodland demonstrations of traditional skills, such as coppicing, wood turning and fire-lighting.
In addition to its resplendent furnishings, the house features an exhibition that explores whether a Roman ring found at an archaeological site in Silchester inspired Tolkien to write The Lord of the Rings. The Tudor chapel houses Renaissance stained glass, beautiful 16th-century Flemish Majolica tiles and an elegant 18th-century tomb chamber. Photography is allowed inside the house as long as we don't use flash.
Woodland demonstrations (special event) 10.00 - 17.00
House is open 10.00 - 16.30
The tea room is open from 10.00 - 17.00
Please note: It's advisable to bring wellies for outdoors - disposable boot covers are provided if wellies are muddy.
Entrance is FREE for NT members. For non-members please click here for prices
Free parking 40m from visitor reception. Walk of 500m from visitor reception through gardens to house.
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