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Address: West St, Rye TN31 7ES, England
Phone Number: 01892 890651
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Grand Old House

Lamb House is a grand old house in the heart of Rye. Built by James Lamb, a wealthy wine merchant, in 1722 and recently made famous for being filmed in 2014 by the BBC as the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Wickford, United Kingdom
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
4 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely house, made more famous most recently as one of the main protaganists houses in Mapp & Lucia [on TV]. It is centrally positioned but in terms of the number of rooms open to the public, there are 4 & all downstairs. go on a nice day if you are a member of The National Trust as... More 

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Wickford, United Kingdom
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42 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Lamb House is a grand old house in the heart of Rye. Built by James Lamb, a wealthy wine merchant, in 1722 and recently made famous for being filmed in 2014 by the BBC as the fictional' Mallards' in their adaptation of Mapp and Lucia. Now owned by the National Trust their are only 3 ground-floor rooms open to view... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Really interesting. The up to date history enhancing that of earlier years. Pretty garden, surprisingly large for its location.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

First of all the staff were very polite and helpful. There is a lot of information to take in and learn about the house. I would recommend 1 hour for the house unless you want to have a hot drink.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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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3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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
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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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