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Lamb House

Lamb House West Street, Rye TN31 7ES, England
+44 1892 890651
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Interesting literary associations

There are 3 rooms and a garden to explore with plenty to read if you are interested in Henry James... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
travellerkMidlands
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midlands
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What a surprise!

This is why I love being a National Trust member. Without our membership cards we would have likely... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jo S
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UK
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  • Average26%
  • Poor7%
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Lamb House West Street, Rye TN31 7ES, England
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+44 1892 890651
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are 3 rooms and a garden to explore with plenty to read if you are interested in Henry James or Benson. Various artefacts and illustrations pad out the information. No facilities.

Thank travellerkMidlands
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is why I love being a National Trust member. Without our membership cards we would have likely overlooked this place. But instead we popped in and what a surprise!! It has the most lovely one acre garden! A real (and I’m guessing unique) privilege...More

Thank Jo S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is nothing special about Lamb House. Visitors may see three rooms and read a bit about Henry James. But the garden is peace on earth. After the bustle of London, it is so pleasant to sit in the garden and just contemplate. It is...More

1  Thank Merlinandme2013
Reviewed 17 September 2017

As an NT member, I planned my holiday to see as much NT place as I can in the area. Lamb house in Rye was the first. I did not have much expectation, as it does not have car park and I knew from the...More

Thank Ewyena
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Although only three rooms are on show as it is a tenanted building, there is a lot of modern social history to be found in these rooms.

Thank Daniel L
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Pleasant surprise- this unique home which is stemmed in local history. Although on 3 rooms open to the public the gardens where a pleasure to see and a hidden gem.

Thank Julie T
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

The house itself is tenanted and therefore not wholly open to the public - there are three small rooms which you can visit and the garden, which is delightful. The walled garden has plenty of seating and there is a quirky system whereby you can...More

1  Thank Sally R
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We have visited Rue twice and both times Lamb House was closed. Luckily we found it open. It is well worth a visit for Benson fans and none alike. The garden is a gem. Lucky Rye.

Thank geraldcooper45
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We are great fans of Mapp and Lucia books/dramas by E. F. Benson so have wanted to visit for some time. As we were staying in Rye, before we left, it was finally open on a Tuesday morning. When we were buying our entry tickets,...More

1  Thank denise l
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Visited the house and garden but not very impressed. Only 3 rooms are open to the public and the garden - while quite large - is not very nice. There is a line between tumble down old fashioned and simply neglected and tatty which this...More

1  Thank Tony24
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Gaye C
26 June 2017|
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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.
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doddtrry
17 April 2017|
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Response from Christine R | Reviewed this property |
Lamb House is a National Trust property
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