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The cinematography of the miniseries was vivid. Couple it with an internet surf and Google Earth... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Loved the Mapp & Lucia Tour

I was so thrilled to go on the Mapp & Lucia Tour this summer. I loved every minute of it. Allan... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2018
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The cinematography of the miniseries was vivid. Couple it with an internet surf and Google Earth, you can see Mapp and Lucia’s Rye. It’s all happened inside the perimeter of Mermaid, West, and Watchbell Streets and Church Square. Cobble streets. Look for house with a...More

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Reviewed August 29, 2018

I was so thrilled to go on the Mapp & Lucia Tour this summer. I loved every minute of it. Allan Downend showed us all the places from the books. He's a great tour guide and knows everything about Mapp & Lucia. The tour covers...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2018

We've been holidaying in Rye virtually every year (sometimes twice a year) since 1987 after seeing the Prunella Scales Mapp and Lucia tv series and we've loved every minute. it is a beautiful, quirky, quaint little town and though shops have come and gone over...More

Thank jmhopton40
Reviewed June 16, 2018

Who wouldn't return to Rye. Lovely town. Lovely for a weekend break. We often visit and it always gives us pleasure. Never miss the Church and its grand piano. Lots of trendy cafes.

2  Thank Hotspots21st
Reviewed June 5, 2018

This walk will no doubt appeal to seasoned EF Benson fans as the town of Rye (Tilling) played such an important role in the Mapp and Lucia books. The tour was highly informative and expertly led, it was a perfect accompaniment to my day trip...More

Thank Millicent H
Reviewed July 28, 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

2  Thank Mark B
Reviewed May 15, 2017

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

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Reviewed December 29, 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!

1  Thank dandlv
Reviewed November 20, 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 September 10, 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
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Response from Marilyn O | Reviewed this property |
It is a National Trust Property so you just turn up.