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Lamb House

West St, Rye TN31 7ES, England
01892 890651
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Ranked #8 of 9 attractions in Rye
Type: Historic Sites
Most recent review
- Nov 12, 2013
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English first
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Worth a visit even if your literary knowledge does not cover these authors but a pleasant few minutes in the house and then a stroll round the garden. As National Trust member it was worth the detour; not sure whether it was worth the admission price

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

The signs leading to Lamb House are a bit confusing and the nearest public car parks are quite distant and a bit pricey. There are only 3 rooms to see but well furnished and chart the lives of authors Henry James and E K Benson The garden was nice but not spectacular However worth a visit as it is a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

This house was not one of the N.T. easiest properties to find but worth the effort once i did. My wife and i visit a lot of N.T. properties and gardens in various parts of the country but sadly this was the first one that she could not manage to get to as to reach it means climbing a pretty... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Lamb House was very nice but small only three rooms you were able to view and the garden was spoilt having a large marquee in the grounds. A guide book and postcards were available but a bit spoilt by the fact you couldn't go upstairs but quite interesting.

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Downtown Timperley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Last time we visited, the staff of this National Trust place seemed not to want to know about E.F.Benson, who also lived in the property for many years with his brother and whilst there wrote many books, including the increasingly famous Mapp and Lucia books, for which Lamb House doubles as "Mallards". This visit, not only did the staff know... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

If you're a fan of Henry James (I'm not!) and a fan of E.F.Benson (I am!) then you will love this place. Middle of the old town of Rye (or Tilling!) and exactly as Freddie described in his Mapp & Lucia books. Beautiful gardens too. I WANT TO LIVE THERE!

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East Sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

This National Trust house and garden are only open two afternoons a week, but well worth a visit to find out about the famous authors that lived here and the history of the house. The garden is a tranquil oasis in the centre of Rye.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

A small but interesting house where various authors lived. Ground floor rooms only so only a short visit. Lovely town garden, with plenty of furniture to sit and have a pleasant afternoon tea

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stamford, uk
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We felt this place had been slightly forgotten by the National Trust! Strange opening hours, is this house privately owned and lived in perhaps? One of the best English country gardens you will see, very atmospheric, but only 3 rooms open in the house. Quite disappointing, would not have wanted to pay. Pets cemetery could have been made more of... More

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Hedge End, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Some interesting memorabilia of Henry James' stay at this small but attractive house and garden located in the centre of Rye. It was interesting to see some of his letters and a watercolour by Beatrix Potter of the view from the drawing room window.

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