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Address: West St, Rye TN31 7ES, England
Phone Number: 01892 890651
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I was glad to finally see the inspiration for Mallards (Mapp, and later Lucia's fictional home in the fictionalized Tilling). My only disappointment is that you can only tour the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2014
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

There are only three rooms to see and they are quite plain. The garden is lovely but unfortunately it was raining when I visited so I couldn't explore it.

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Fine but small Nat Trust property with nice garden. Great for Mapp and Lucia fans. Welcoming and informed staff.

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York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Visited Lamb House last Saturday, the first opening after the Winter break. My daughter and I went because we are great fans of both of the Mapp and Lucia TV series rather than fans of Henry James. We were greeted in the hallway by a very friendly guide who gave us an informative talk but then, there were only 3... More 

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London, England
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
31 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Unfortunately Lamb House was closed to the public, but you can still pose outside its famous front door and see the plaques dedicated to its famous former residents, E F Benson and Henry James. When the House re-opens for summer, there will be a special exhibition courtesy of the fees the NT received for the filming of the recent BBC... More 

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Sissinghurst, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

small but lovely three room visit, great garden for location. A drop in for NT members. Interesting information cards and good value books for sale too.

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Scotland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I have visited Lamb House many times over the past twenty years. Whilst it still offers a fascinating glimpse into the lives of its illustrious former occupants - both real and fictional - it seems to be losing some of its charm. Granted, the house ably acknowledges its literary heritage, and the volunteers are friendly and informative. However, the garden... More 

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Oregon City, Oregon
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73 reviews 73 reviews
32 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I was glad to finally see the inspiration for Mallards (Mapp, and later Lucia's fictional home in the fictionalized Tilling). My only disappointment is that you can only tour the reception rooms on the first floor, because a tenant still lives in the house. The rooms that were open, however, were packed with great things to look at, including portraits... More 

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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This is one of those houses that slightly annoy me. the house itself has a long history, being built by a prominent Rye family and lived in by 3 generations of them. But there is little to no mention of them in the displays, which all focus on the 20 or so years when the house's resident was Henry James.... More 

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

There were only three small rooms to view. The upper floor was not open to the public. They sell modern classic books for £2 each.

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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134 reviews 134 reviews
84 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This time around, we were fortunate enough to visit on open day at Lamb House (open Wednesdays and Saturdays) where the famous American author Henry James lived and was visited by so many famous men and women of letters, too many to list. Also, if you are a fan of Mapp and Lucia, it's interesting to know that E F... More 

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