Yayoi and I took another daytrip from Windsor on 4th May – this time to The Vyne, a National Trust property near Basingstoke.
The Vyne is a Tudor house which was visited on a few occasions by Henry VIII.
The house was built in the 16th Century for William Sandys, Lord Chamberlain to Henry VIII. The estate was sold to a Chaloner Chute in the mid-17th Century and remained in the Chute family until it was given to the National Trust in the mid-20th Century.
You can of course explore the house, which has a magnificent Tudor chapel, but you can also walk around the lake and grounds, where you can see the Walled Garden and Summerhouse.
The weather was a bit overcast and windy on our visit, which was a shame, but the house inside is incredible, taking you back over 300 years!