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Address: Smallhythe, Tenterden, England
Phone Number: 01580/762334
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Interesting Afternoon

Smallhythe Place is a quaint 16th century house which now is memorial museum to Ellen Terry.There is the barn which has been turned into a theatre and I was really surprised to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Smallhythe Place is a quaint 16th century house which now is memorial museum to Ellen Terry.There is the barn which has been turned into a theatre and I was really surprised to find out all the very famous actors who have trod the boards there.It is still in use today. Look out for famous names on the chair backs.There was... More 

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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32 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It was a pleasure to visit Smallhythe Place over the easter period, I could easily imagine it in the summer months with its fresh flowers. I enjoyed learning about the residents that had lived in the building but I did feel that maybe they could have provided more history of the building and it’s very early residents rather than its... More 

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Herefordshire, UK
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Such a quirky building. So old and being timber framed it is really distorted. As it was Ellen Terry's favourite house it has a load of memorabilia. Interesting stuff. If you are not sure who she is it might pay to swat up on her history. Nice tea rooms. A bit cold in March! An excellent cream tea. Not a... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Smallhythe place is just a small but interesting house,where Ellen Terry lived,the house is around 500 years old,there is the old barn which has been made into a theatre,there are some of Ellen Terry's old costumes on show,from her acting days,and old furniture,lots of books and letters etc.Plus they have a cafe with the usual N.T.menu.

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Smallhythe Place wasthe home of Ellen Terry. There were a few old costumes, and books and letters, old furniture but not much else. An interesting item was a book of an Oscar Wilde play sent for her to take a leading role. We took some photos of the exterior before moving on.

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La Romieu, France
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

In around Tudor times and before, seagoing ships were built here! English oak and iron fittings all came from the local Wealden Forest. This is where the English iron industry began. Opposite, across the valley, is the Isle of Oxney. In days of old it was indeed an island. In Medieval times there was a great storm which blocked the... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Relatively interesting house to view, quite small house, so can view all of it pretty quickly. The most interesting thing is the property was the dress (One of her costumes). It is beautiful! Was interesting to learn about Ellen Terry and the links she has with other people we have learned about through other National Trust properties. The gardens sadly... More 

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Orpington, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This delightful house has been preserved by the NT just as it was when Ellen Terry died. There are some very interesting items of theatrical memorabilia and the Barn Theatre is absolutely unique and must be very atmospheric when the plays are performed there. We had a very informative chat with the beekeeper. Well worth a visit when in the... More 

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essex
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111 reviews 111 reviews
27 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

The house is an absolute delight and full of interesting articles belonging to Ellen Terry and famous actors of her time. The cafe is probably the best National Trust cafe we have ever used. The sandwiches are freshly made to order and price very reasonable.the highlight for us was sitting with the bee keeper in his shed talking about the... More 

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london
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This cottage from the 16th Century is a real gem of history providing a unique insight into the life of Dame Ellen Terry, famous Victorian actress. The cottage has been preserved as it was from the lifetime of the actress. The staff were most helpful and went out of their way to explain the life history of the actress and... More 

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