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Lamb House

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Home of many people including EF Benson & Henry James. It has been kept fairly simple, not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peter H
Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
Lovely House and Gardens

This was our first visit to Lamb House and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff are very... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Geoffrey N
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Lamb House West Street, Rye TN31 7ES, England
+44 1892 890651
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Lamb House and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff are very knowledgeable and brought it to life. It is still a bit of a work in progress as none of the original furniture exists from when Henry James lived...More

Thank Geoffrey N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm just about to play Lucia in a production in Suffolk so I just had to check it out. I love the tickets in the form of an invitation - but I couldn't keep it! The house is interesting but the garden is amazing. The...More

Thank Sara K
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Our first visit to Lamb House and would highly recommend it The staff are very knowledgeable and make your visit both interesting and educational, being friendly and make you feel as if you can be “at home” The garden was peaceful and colourful with added...More

Thank Shipwrecked49
Reviewed 9 August 2018

My first visit to Lamb House since the refurbishment and I wasn’t disappointed. The staff are very knowledgeable and make your visit both interesting and educational. The garden looks superb, friendly gardener offered lots of insight too. The tea room is a welcome addition, I...More

1  Thank Juliesamari
Reviewed 7 August 2018

In spite of WW2 bomb original house is delightful with an acre of garden. No wonder inspiration came to Henry James and Benson. Visit of German George 1st of interest especially as lady of the house had to vacate her room and gave birth elsewhere,...More

Thank Selina M
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Enjoyed a visit to the recently refurbished lamb House last weekend. Enjoyed seeing the new rooms recently opened to the public and interesting to hear that more planned to be opened over he next 2 years. it will be great if the demolished Garden Room...More

Thank jmhopton40
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Watch the DVD Mapp and Lucia, the newer version, and you will smile entering the house through this remarkable door with its secret mechanism to be opened from outside, if Mr James was late in the night. Sit down in the biggest garden (at itst...More

Thank michaelbluemel
Reviewed 5 August 2018

There's really not a lot to see here, and very little from Henry James' time. A nice NT property but far from their best.

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Gaye C
26 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.
18 April 2017|
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Response from Christine R | Reviewed this property |
Lamb House is a National Trust property