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visited after watching Mapp and Lucia

Can see where they changed it for the film.Garden is lovely well worth a visit but keep an open... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2018
Maidstone, United Kingdom
An interesting history, and nice garden

Interesting to learn about Henry James, as well as other inhabitants of the house. A lovely garden... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2018
Pevensey, United Kingdom
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From Kings to writers, Lamb House has played its part in entertaining and inspiring both visitors and owners. Discover more about the history of this wonderful Rye gem.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Lamb House West Street, Rye TN31 7ES, England
+44 1797 222909
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All reviews henry james national trust garden room mapp lucia open to the public three rooms lovely house nt members nice garden tea and cake nt property original furniture tea room is friday and saturday worth a quick visit well worth a visit informative staff
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Reviewed 8 December 2018

We didn't know, when we arranged to go to Rye, that Henry James lived there for many years and it was a great surprise to come across Lamb House. The house and gardens are lovely; there are some items in the rooms that James actually...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Platwn
Reviewed 18 November 2018

Can see where they changed it for the film.Garden is lovely well worth a visit but keep an open mind Mapp and Lucia fans

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Caff_12
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Interesting to learn about Henry James, as well as other inhabitants of the house. A lovely garden, with views of the church

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dvdgurr04
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Perfect for an NT member to loose a couple of hours. Friendly knowledgeable staff and lovely garden and facilities.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MashaLou
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Lovely views of church and tea garden from front and back upstairs windows but inside only for aficionados. beware the over enthusiastic volunteer at entrance!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Christopher U
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Lovely hour spent at Lamb house, would be interesting to return in three years when NT project is finished. However, the house steward who is to be found sitting on the landing reading Henry James, is one of the best NT staff members we have...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Happiness37157
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

It’s Lucia and Georgie’s hotel, and Major Benjy’s watering hole. Lovely house indeed. See the tea room where she and he sat on their first visit to Tilling. Nice garden too.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank globetrottingYankee
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Great, can now see some of the rooms on the first floor and lookout of the windows and see Rye as Lucia and Georgie did. The garden lovely as ever at the centre of Rye making a visit a must to understand the importance of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Nicholas W
Reviewed 10 September 2018

We simply had to visit Lamb House again when we learned that the whole house is open for viewing! The last time we visited it was just the downstairs and garden but now it's the upstairs room too. We spent over two hours browsing the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank JuneBug1939
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Home of many people including EF Benson & Henry James. It has been kept fairly simple, not overfurnished with items that have no connection with the house. The NT volunteers were friendly an informative, we enjoyed our visit. We liked the ladies in the Café...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Peter H
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26 November 2018|
Response from JuneBug1939 | Reviewed this property |
Until this year, visitors had access only to the ground floor and garden. Now that the upstairs tenants have gone and the National Trust taken over, we have full access to the whole house, apart from staff rooms. There are... More
26 November 2018|
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Response from Crochet1956 | Reviewed this property |
When I visited there was a leaflet I think. I’ve looked at my guide books but cannot find one. There were lots leaflets around the house telling the history of items.
Gaye C
25 June 2017|
Response from bestcornishcat | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any dogs there. I suspect they aren't permitted (other than support animals) because you have to go through the house to get to the garden.