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Address: Lamb House West Street, Rye TN31 7ES, England
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+44 1892 890651
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Tue - Sun 14:00 - 17:00

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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.

Reviewed 1 November 2016
Christine R
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Famed for being the location for the recent TV series of Map and Lucia this is a wonderful house with a beautiful walled garden. Famous for it's literary connection with Henry James this a must for all lovers of town houses and is well preserved with paintings and furniture.

Thank Neil D
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Felt it was poor value for money as there are only 3 available to see and no public toilet facilities.

Thank bbbbarbara2017
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very welcoming staff and plenty of information sheets. Provides a great history of its past residents with lots of examples of their time living there. wonderful garden which was made better by visiting on a sunny afternoon, so could sit, rest and enjoy it for a while.

Thank Paul S
London, United Kingdom
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167 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There's little to see: only three small rooms and the garden. It's worth it only if you're a big Henry James/EF Benson/Mapp and Lucia fan. If you're in Rye - a delightful village/town - then go if you're an NT member otherwise it's not really worth a special visit (or the price) if the weather's poor. The garden is nice... More 

Thank bestcornishcat
Comines, France
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

This hidden gem is not obvious from the outside. As a National Trust member & long term former resident of Rye, I had never before visited this place. However it's well worth taking the time. The garden is really lovely, & must be very warm in the Summer.

Thank RickyB727
Reading, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Found this by accident on one of our days out in East Sussex. Beautiful town house with some very interesting history. Home to a great many visitors over the years including Rudyard Kipling and H.G Wells and it was the house seen in the Mapp and Lucia' BBC series. Very much worth a visit and a nice garden to boot!

Thank mjmuk1
East Molesey, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 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 

1 Thank eckingtonrooms
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 November 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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61 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 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.

1 Thank petera33
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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474 reviews
292 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 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

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