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Address: West St, Rye TN31 7ES, England
Phone Number: 01892 890651
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Lovely place for a writer

No wonder Lamb House has inspired several writers in its history. This is a wonderfully calm and elegant spot. I particularly loved the garden. It doesn't take long to see the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

No wonder Lamb House has inspired several writers in its history. This is a wonderfully calm and elegant spot. I particularly loved the garden. It doesn't take long to see the rooms open to the public, so it was good to be able to buy a Henry James novel, or the Mapp & Lucia books, to take away.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Member ofnational trust so didnt have to pay admission, otherwise didnt think it would have been value for money. Lovely garden and set in beautiful old town

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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Lamb House has a fascinating history including a connection with Royalty (George I was given refuge from a storm, a baby was born to Mrs Lamb and named after the King) and Henry James, an American writer who lived there for 18 years. The Garden Room, where he wrote, was destroyed by a German bomb in 1940. The other noted... More 

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Etchingham
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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

As National Trust members this is a house that we had planned to visit but have never until this week been in Rye on a day that it was open. An interesting look at the house where Henry James had lived and is also the setting of E.F. Benson's Mapp and Lucia stories were set when he himself lived in... More 

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UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Rye is beautiful from the streets but entering Lamb House lets you see 'behind the scenes' and even more so because it was used as the set for the Mapp and Lucia series (which were also written there). Go if only for the lovely town garden.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 483 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This spacious 1722 Georgian house is best known as being the home of Anglo-American writer Henry James and it was given to the National Trust by a relative of his in 1950. It has a classy frontage and a very large and beautiful garden at the rear. Only a few downstairs rooms are open to view as the house is... More 

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I wasn't sure as sometimes it isn't the same as you see it on the telly. It was lovely to see and I am glad that I went. What a truly gorgeous garden.... A must for anyone to see.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Somehow, I didn’t feel very welcome here; almost as if I was intruding. Couldn’t go upstairs. Apparently, the building in the garden where Henry James did much of his writing took a direct hit from a World War German bomb and was totally destroyed, so I couldn’t escape into that. I bought a copy of ‘The Wings of a Dove’... More 

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Yealmpton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Would have been annoyed had I travelled there specifically to do this. Only 3 downstairs rooms and small garden open with very little interpretation. Just creeps in as almost OK but no more

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Rye is a jewel. Lamb House is part of its persona. It's the focus for the novel and TV series Mapp and Lucia. Just for that it's worth looking in.. and don't forget the garden

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Additional Information about Lamb House

Address: West St, Rye TN31 7ES, England
Phone Number: 01892 890651
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Rye
Open Hours:
Sunday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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