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Heritage explorer trail | The Vyne | Hampshire

Runs throughout festival

At National Trust's The Vyne in Sherborne St John, Hampshire, running 13-28 July 10am-4pm, all ages can become a heritage explorer for the day using a free spotter sheet available at Visitor Reception. Picnics are welcome and there's free parking. Normal admission applies and National Trust members enjoy free entry.

There's toilets just past Visitor Reception on your way in and by the Brewhouse tea-room. When you need to refuel, you can get ice creams, top-snacks and hearty meals in the Brewhouse opposite the gift shop. Very young explorers can enjoy a natural play space just off the Lime Avenue. All parts of the trail are within site of hard gravel paths in the gardens.

Once a Tudor palace to rival Hampton Court, the house at The Vyne has evolved over the centuries. You can venture inside for a look everyday 11am-3pm, while out on the estate, past The Vyne's lake, three circular way-marked routes will lead longer legs along a twisting network of paths beneath the leafy canopy of Morgaston Woods.


The Vyne, Sherborne St John, RG24 9HL

Additional location/direction information

Four miles north of Basingstoke between Bramley and Sherborne St John. Entrance to visitor car park is on Morgaston Road. what3words: pizzeria.person.gone

Parking: Parking is free. There is a 1/3 mile walk between visitor reception and the house. Blue badge parking is available. All parking is on hard standing.

Sat Nav: Will not take you to the main car park, instead follow National Trust brown signs and reach the visitor car park off Morgaston Road.

Duration of event

13-28 July 10am-4pm