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Address: Lamb House West Street, Rye TN31 7ES, England
Phone Number: +44 1892 890651
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Georgian House in the centre of "old" Rye

We came especially to see this house as it closes for the winter. Although there are only 3 rooms and the garden to see the ambience was comfortable and interesting.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 1, 2016
Christine R
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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East Molesey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

First visit to see this pretty Georgian house tucked away in the stunning cobbled streets of Rye old town. The house is interesting and there is plenty to read it provides real Insight into social history and the many literary guests who enjoyed hospitality over the lifetime of the owner. Only the ground floor was open as it's work in... More 

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

We came especially to see this house as it closes for the winter. Although there are only 3 rooms and the garden to see the ambience was comfortable and interesting.

Thank Christine R
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31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

If you are a fan of Henry James or EF Benson then this is unmissable. The fictional setting for much of Mapp and Lucia and the high spot is the garden - especially on a sunny day - take a book and read awhile. Great NT info inside and particularly helpful volunteers to give you the history.

Thank petera33
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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448 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Small NT house but worth a visit when in Rye. Friendly staff. Lovely walled garden to wander around. Interesting portraits of famous people in hall.

Thank BargeeGirl
Eastbourne, Sussex
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36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

just a few rooms on the ground floor are open, plus tea and cakes in the garden. house left as it was when Henry James lived there. other authors who lived there include Rimmer Godden and E. F. Nemson. one of NT hidden houses, not always open to the public.

Thank MaureenReevves
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

Overcharged by £1 for tea and scones? I'd happily reimburse you their error. Delightful place. Beautiful gardens, wonderful family home feel.

2 Thank Mrtibbsgidlow
London, United Kingdom
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228 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

This 18th century Georgian House is now in the ownership of the National Trust, but it was built in 1722 by a wealthy wine merchant, James Lamb, hence the name. It was the home to Henry James from 1897 to1916 and later to E.F. Benson of the ' Mapp and Lucia' novels. In 1726, King George 1 actually sheltered there... More 

Thank Angela C
Kent, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

Went to Lamb House on Saturday didnt spend long looking at three rooms went outside to gardens had to press a bell and wait for service for refreshments. Very nice it was we had a scone jam and cream £3 a slice of lemon drizzle cake £2:two teas £5 and if my reckoning is right the total is £10 when... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

The home at various times of Henry James and EF Benson, Lamb House is a National Trust jewel in the centre of Rye. Visitors are limited to the downstairs and garden - the house is let to a tenant, which also means that opening hours are fairly limited, so check before you go. Lots of interesting stuff about Henry James,... More 

Thank p21g
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Only a small part of the house is open to the public but for me the highlight is tea and cake in the garden. Unless you are a fan of Benson or James, there is not much to interest the visitor. Certainly not a place for children. Having said these things, I love it as it helps bring Mapp and... More 

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