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Mapp & Lucia's Rye

Hilders Cliff, Rye TN31 7LD, England
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Superb private tour!

As we were traveling midweek we arranged a private tour with Allan, who was very obliging, and we... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2017
Mark B
Wirksworth, England, United Kingdom
A must for Lucia fans

Lamb House in Rye is Mallards House, although Garden Room was bombed in the war. Many features of... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2017
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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Hilders Cliff, Rye TN31 7LD, England
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

As we were traveling midweek we arranged a private tour with Allan, who was very obliging, and we met at the agreed time and place. Allan was extremely knowledgeable about both Rye and the Mapp and Lucia stories and extremely charming; our knowledge of the...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Lamb House in Rye is Mallards House, although Garden Room was bombed in the war. Many features of Tilling are recognisable in Rye.

Thank deborah292
Reviewed 29 December 2016

A wonderful setting for this drama with the quirky buildings, the cobbled street and the merchants houses. I can see Mapp and Lucia standing on the doorstep of Lamb House bickering with one another in their inimitable way!

Thank dandlv
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Quite a lovely old town but did not live up to all the hype as 'England's best preserved town'. Enjoyed wandering the streets and, yes, there are some lovely buildings and the cobblestones add character but, please, get a grip on reality.

Thank Travel_Revival
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Take your walking shoes as there are lots of cobbled areas. Plenty to see in this beautiful quaint town. Friendly locals as well. I adored Rye and would certainly recommend a couple of days stay. Lots of lovely antique shops .

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Allan is a personable, energetic and informative guide to all sights and history connected to E.F. Benson, the Mapp & Lucia series of books and the two televised programs based on this series. Just under two hours in length, the walking tour takes you to...More

Thank 49viaggio
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Rye is a very pretty town which has been used on numerous occasions for different films and most recently the mapp & Lucia television series.

Thank Lynn B
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visited Rye purely on the basis of the TV show broadcast Christmas 2015, and we weren't disappointed. It is a great place to visit with magnificent architecture and excellent places to visit nearby. Rye warrants at least a couple of days...More

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Reviewed 22 June 2016

A lovely quaint town with some cobbled narrow streets and some old and interesting buildings. There are plenty of good reasons why you should visit or stay here, even if you have no interest in the Mapp & Lucia connection. The Heritage Centre staff were...More

Thank OldBear
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Here with my wife - a fan of Mapp & Lucia - so pottering around the locations. Even without that connection, this is a lovely place to explore. Cobbled streets, ancient buildings and interesting shops makes for a great day out here. Will definitely be...More

Thank Conrad N
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15 March 2015|
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Response from Marilyn O | Reviewed this property |
It is a National Trust Property so you just turn up.