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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
- Sep 21, 2014
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

As a fan of both Henry James and EF Benson I`d been looking forward to visiting for many years and kept missing the days when it was open. We eventually made it- but I have to say I was a little disappointed as there was so little to see in the way of original artefacts associated with either author. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Only a small number of rooms open but go on a dry day and you can sit in the extremely pleasant gardens. One more for the literary connections, which are well displayed rather than the house interior/ furnishings, pleasant as these are. Has recently been used for the forthcoming remake of the Mapp & Lucia novels by the BBC, very... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

"Sorry" to Henry James fans, but the house is a bit boring. Fine to visit if you are already a member of the National Trust and can get in for free. Otherwise I'd say "give it a miss".

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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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