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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
- Aug 18, 2014
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English first
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Shoreham
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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Devon
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
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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Sussex
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93 reviews 93 reviews
29 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
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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Kent
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89 reviews 89 reviews
35 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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188 reviews 188 reviews
53 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
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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England
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78 reviews 78 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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