Vyne Road, Sherborne St John, Basingstoke Deane RG24 9HL Directions
Historical Places, Tea-Room, Shop, House, Concerts, Plays and Family Events, Architecture Structure, Heritage Site, Garden, Guided Tours, Children’s Play Area & Parklands
The Vyne orchard features delicate spring blossoms and autumn fruit maturing like apples and mulberries. It explores an old Tudor powerhouse that turned into a family home in the 17th century, set in gardens, woods, and wetlands. It holds architectural highlights, including a pre-Reformation chapel, a gallery of Tudor oak with wood carvings from the 16th century, and a neo-classical staircase. The house set in beautiful, relaxing gardens on 13 acres. The styles range from the formal summer house and stone gallery gardens with delicate herbaceous borders to the orchard and walled garden's more natural wild garden and fruit trees. They serve homemade cakes and light lunches.
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Churchill Way East, Basingstoke Deane RG21 7QR Directions
Comedy, Performing Arts Theatre, Concert Hall, Live Bands, Historical Places, Music Venue, Architecture Structure, Opera, Heritage Site, Stand Up Comedians, Touring Productions, Auditorium, World Premieres, Community Shows & Drama
'Anvil Arts' is the performing arts organisation in Hampshire, serving a region which stretches across central southern England. Their 1,400-seat venue regarded as one of the country's top five concert halls. The Forge is an intimate 100-seat studio theatre in the same building. Their 400-seat theatre is a Grade II listed building in the heart of the city centre. It has exposure to performers, writers, facilitators, and practitioners of the highest quality, and they exist to encourage people of all ages in the group to celebrate and engage with their creativity. And also, it offers a wide-ranging programme that encompasses international orchestras and music.
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Barton's Lane, Basingstoke Deane RG24 8AE Directions
House, War, Walking, Garden, Heritage Site, School, Architecture Structure, Weddings, Historical Places, Guidebook, Functions Hire, Group Visits, Visitor Centre & Gift Shop
'Basing House' is the nationally significant ruins and grounds of Tudor England's largest private house suffered during the English Civil War by Oliver Cromwell. It explores the ruins and visualises the feel of the home from the viewing platforms, and you can visit the walled garden that explores the museum's fascinating history of Basing House. They have a coffee or ice cream at the visitor centre and pick up the activity trail of the Basing Mouse. Great place for a picnic, especially in their walled garden which features a recreated Jacobean Knot garden and their new 'Lady of the House' garden. Free admission for children under 5 yrs. The house is Guide dogs friendly.