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Address: Smallhythe, Tenterden, England
Phone Number: 01580/762334
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Small in name but not in interest.

Small but fascinating, especially for lovers of theatre history, but more generally as the harbour master's house for a port that's now miles inland.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Small but fascinating, especially for lovers of theatre history, but more generally as the harbour master's house for a port that's now miles inland.

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

First of all, Smallhythe Place will appeal to aficionados of Ellen Terry in particular and History of Theatre in general. The place is small, although on a damp Friday in July, there were not too many people there so we were able to wander the rooms at will. Internal spaces are very dark, partly I guess, to recreate the atmosphere... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

If you're interested in the history of the British stage, this is the place for you. The lady Macbeth dress on display was stunning! Special mention to the delightful beekeeping gentleman at the back of the garden who was more than helpful and fielded all our questions with unfailing courtesy.

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San Diego, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Interesting former home of stage actress, Ellen Terry. The house includes numerous objects from her career, including costumes.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The house is well preserved being 500 years old and gives out all the best feelings when visiting a Tudor house. The staff were informative as usual and if you manage to be there when there is a tour around the garden with some back ground information then it helps to make the trip worthwhile. It is lucky that the... More 

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Larkfield, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This was our second visit to Smallhythe Place and it was nice to return to such a beautiful house. It really is like stepping back in time because the house is so old and filled with personal possessions of Ellen Terry. I do actually find the house a little dark in character but only because of some of the items... More 

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Bammental, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The house was original furnished and the Victorian clothes and pictures of the actress were interesting. The house is situated in a beautiful garden with a lovely countryside around.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This lovely cottage, set in a pretty garden and with a lovely setting, is very well worth a visit. It dates from about 1500 and is full of history and a wonderful collection of theatrical items from the last owner Ellen Terry. The NT volunteer guides are, as usual, full of enthusiasm and anecdotes. I had the clear impression that... More 

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Luton, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Wasn't aware of the house until told about it whilst at the vineyard near by. Pleasant surprise and well worth the visit.

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Pevensey, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Quintessentially English cottage with a pretty garden seen in Spring .Pity the ponds overgrown and green .Interesting memorabilia in the house . Staff very knowledgeable and particularly interesting gentleman in Ellen Terry's bedroom who knew all the history of the house . Definately worth a visit .

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Additional Information about Smallhythe Place

Address: Smallhythe, Tenterden, England
Phone Number: 01580/762334
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Tenterden
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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