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Lamb House

West Street Rye TN31 7ES

This was American author Henry James’ house. Now, you either love James or hate him, so you could just come to see the 18th century redbrick house with its sumptuous little garden. Or you could stride around the place imagining you’re the wealthy heiress or impecunious suitor in one of his wordy novels. It's one of the largest gardens in Rye and was designed by Alfred Parsons, a close friend of James'. Roses, lillies and swathes of daffodils in spring accompany herbaceous varieties that border the main lawn providing colour year round. This is a real escape from the crowded summer streets of Rye. Tucked at the end of the garden are the graves of James' dogs reflecting perfectly the peaceful tranquillity of this space.

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