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Lamb House, Rye

(3.5/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
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  • 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 visiti...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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 gard...  more »
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  • Very interesting place to visit, doesn't take too long, it's tenanted so only certain areas are open to view. There is no tea room but a pretty garden
  • Built in 1722 by the Lamb family, the house became the mayoral home of Rye and includes George I as one of its more distinguished guests. American novelist Henry James discovered the house by chance and bought it in 1899. He wrote several novels here and entertained many of his peers such as H. G. Wells, Joseph Conrad, Rudyard Kipling and G. K. Chesterton. The ground floor rooms contain some of James's furniture, pictures, personal possessions, photographs and letters. Bedrooms etc are not open to the public. The walled garden is a delight. Tea and cakes are served by the current tenants of the house (at least during the summer when we visited). If you saw the BBC TV series Mapp and Lucia, you will recognise it - and the house. The house and gardens are not open every day and opening times are seasonal as well. Check with the National Trust website before planning a visit. Worth seeing - 4 stars.
  • A smallish Georgian house which has ─║iterary roots, being the home of 3 authors and of 'Mistresses Mapp'. Only 3 or 4 rooms are open, but a magnificent walled garden with a beautiful mulberry tree is worth the entry fee. Be warned the house is at the top of Rye and a climb up through the town is called for.
  • I want to live there! Beautiful house and just like in Mapp and Lucia.
  • A great example of British architecture. Great place to visit. Lots of history.