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Address: West St, Rye TN31 7ES, England
Phone Number: 01892 890651
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2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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A small surprise in the center of Rye

We didn't know about Lamb House and were surprised to find this little gem in the heart of Rye. The house is small, but has an interesting history especially if you have read... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
Silver Spring, Maryland
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Punchbowl, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

An exquisite "home". At times it feels impertinent to be poking into their history and hard to recall Mapp and Lucia were fictitious women (albeit we all know folk like them!). The garden room and the garden particularly made us want to unwind for the day there. Thank God there are still beautiful places like this to visit and remind... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We didn't know about Lamb House and were surprised to find this little gem in the heart of Rye. The house is small, but has an interesting history especially if you have read Henry James. The docents are very helpful and even allowed photographs. The walled garden is much larger than you would expect to find in this setting, and... More 

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We went into Lamb house on a wet afternoon in Rye. Being NT members we didnt pay, and I'm glad. Whilst it is of interest if you either like Mapp and Lucia or Henry James, for the culturally ignorant like me, it was just a small period house. the volunteers were helpful, but the visit was over quickly and well,... More 

Thank chris j
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Lovely place to visit if you are a fan of Mapp & Lucia novels. The volunteers are charming and it was nice to sit in the garden and enjoy a cup of tea and fruitcake on a warm autumn day. Will definitely return in summer.

Thank Lauren P
Kent, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Lamb House is right in the centre of Rye, and is a lovely house filled with history, plus pretty gardens with a small seating area for tea and cake. There are only a few downstairs rooms open but they are filled with interesting pieces and information.

Thank lford2015
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We were in Rye so we did pop in, it was ok. More interest because of the filming of Mapp and Lucia to be honest.

Thank nan24
South Yorkshire
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40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Lamb House is a small Georgian House with lots of literary connections - Henry James bought the house and lived there, and E. F. Benson later lived there. He wrote the Mapp and Lucia novels and the recent BBC series of those books was filmed in the house and surrounding streets of Rye. The house is small but very interesting,... More 

Thank susandcol
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

lamb house is not much to see unless your a national trust member I would not bother that is if you find it open , it's worth a look

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

I feel sorry for anyone who isn't already a member of the National Trust if they pay £6 each to see this house. There are only 3 rooms to see and not many exhibits. The garden, whilst pretty, needs some maintenance work and just isn't up to the standard of other NT properties. They serve tea and coffee in the... More 

Thank Sally C
Brentwood, Essex
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214 reviews
103 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Lamb House is an 18th century house in Rye town centre. It has strong literary associations -it was once the home of the novelist, Henry James. Furthermore, it was also where E.F.Benson wrote Mapp & Lucia; Lamb House was used as a set for the BBC adaptation of this novel. If you are interested in Henry James or E.F. Benson's... More 

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