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A wonderful tour, especially for Luciaphiles

We travelled from Canada to experience the "Tilling" of E.F. Benson's books and it was everything... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2018
Joyce G
Toronto, Canada
Watch the miniseries and tour on your own

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

Reviewed 12 October 2018
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Reviewed 28 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 12 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 30 August 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

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank oregoncynthia
Reviewed 7 August 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 17 June 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.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 5 June 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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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

Date of experience: July 2017
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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.

Date of experience: April 2017
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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!

Date of experience: December 2016
1  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.

Date of experience: August 2016
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It is a National Trust Property so you just turn up.