The Vyne is a country house built in the 16th Century. It was first built for Lord Sandys in the years before he became the Lord Chamberlain to King Henry VIII. Now the building is managed by the National Trust and operates as a window to the past, with different parts of the building and the grounds telling a story of the lives that lived there over the last almost 500 years.
The Vyne offers many self guided tours throughout the year, where visitors can collect a map guiding them to specific locations around the house and the grounds. The Tudor Secrets Self Guided Tour will focus on aspects of the building that are from its Tudor past. By picking up a map from the main reception you can follow the signposted markers to discover more. You can use the opportunity to enjoy the rest of the old house and the grounds as well, which will change drastically depending on the time of year you visit. Currently the tour is available from 21 November 2017 till 3 June 2018. The Vyne is open from 10am till 4pm until February 9th, and from 10am till 5pm until 3 June.
The self guided tour is completely free, but regular Vyne admission still applies. Admission charges are £11.75 for adults, £5.90 for children and £28.80 for families. There is also a special GiftAid ticket option that may cost more initially, but allows ticket holders to receive a tax refund on a portion of the ticket costs and provides more money to the National Trust to continue the operation of historical buildings like the Vyne. You can also purchase a National Trust membership, which will give you free year round entry to the Vyne and other National Trust properties around the UK.