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We travelled from Canada to experience the "Tilling" of E.F. Benson's books and it was everything we'd hoped it would be. Our tour guide, Allan Downend, was fantastic. His extensive knowledge of the E. F. Benson books was impressive, and he brought Tilling/Rye to life...More
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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.