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- The Vyne
- Alt Name:
- United Kingdom
- Early Modern (1500AD-1800AD)
- Northern Europe
- 1500AD - 1599AD
- Sherborne Saint John
- Henry VIII of England
- Bishop's Waltham Palace, Hampton Court Palace,
The Merchant’s House,
about The Vyne
The Vyne is a 16th century English historic house in Hampshire which played host to King Henry VIII on a number of occasions.
Built for Henry’s Lord Chamberlain, Lord Sandys, in the early 16th century, The Vyne later became the residence of the Chute family up until the mid-20th century. The house was continually developed and refurbished over the centuries yet still includes elements of the original Tudor architecture.
Today, The Vyne is owned and operated by the National Trust. Visitors to The Vyne can peruse its historic furniture collections, artwork, sculptures and adornments, which reflect the changing styles of the passing centuries. It is also possible to visit the 16th century Tudor chapel, once frequented by Henry VIII, as well as the galleries of the mansion.
As well as its historic house, The Vyne boasts charming gardens which include a lake, woodlands and wetlands and are a draw for visitors in the summer months.
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Address: Vyne Road, Sherborne St John, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK, RG24 9HL
Phone: +44 (0) 1256 883858
By Road: Exit the M3 at junction 6 and follow the A339 and then the A340 towards Tadley. For the car park, follow the A340 until turning right onto Morgaston Road. The entrance to the car park is further up the road on the right (signposted) before the junction with Vyne Road. By Bus: Take buses 14 or 15 from Basingstoke (Mon-Sat only)
The Vyne operates seasonal opening hours. Core hours for the house are 12pm-4pm from mid-Feb to the beginning of November. The garden is open from 11am-3pm with extended opening hours in the summer months. Entry to The Vyne costs £12 adults, £6 children (5-16), £30 family (2 parents & 3 children). Reduced fees available for garden-only access.
Car Park. Cafe on site.
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