Firle Place has been the home of the Gage family for over 500 years, and is a house with a rich history and extraordinary collection of old master paintings, porcelain and furniture.
The Firle Estate sits in the heart of the South Downs National Park and just 60 miles from the centre of London. Incorporating several villages and farms spread over rolling hills, Firle is a thriving rural community set in one of the most picturesque parts of the United Kingdom.
2 June to 29 September: Sundays, Tuesdays to Thursdays: 2pm to 4.30pm (last admission 4pm).
Firle Place is situated near Lewes, between Brighton and Eastbourne in East Sussex, on the south coast of England. From London take the M23 and exit onto the A27 towards Eastbourne. The village of Firle is eleven miles from Brighton, four miles after Lewes.
For those travelling by public transport, the closest train stations are either Lewes or Berwick. The 38 bus stops at Firle Place Gates.
- Offers bike storage
Historic Houses members visit for free.
OAP & concessions: £8.00
Family ticket (2+2): £22.00
During the Second World War, the pupils of Southover Manor School in Lewes occupied the house using the state rooms as classrooms and dormitories, and eating their meals in the Great Hall. The girls were well behaved, unlike the three successive divisions of Canadian soldiers stationed there between 1940 and 1945 who caused much damage to the house and, much to the consternation of Henry Rainald, the 6th Viscount (1895-1982), emptied its cellars of his prized wines.
Firle Place is the perfect setting for any wedding reception. We can accommodate a wide variety of wedding requirements and have a range of options available for parties of any size.
The Herb Garden
Surrounded by greengage trees on one side with lime and olive trees on the other, The Herb Garden at Firle Place is an original and stunning horticultural concept that becomes a colourful and fascinating space for events of any size.
Enjoy your special day in a luxury marquee, Arabian tent or yurt, set in the extensive and beautifully maintained grounds and parkland with the stately home of Firle Place as a stunning backdrop.
The Georgian Riding School
The Riding School, with its spectacular exposed oak beams, provides a wonderful indoor entertaining space and can be used for conferences, parties, weddings and concerts.
St Peter's Church
Originally dating from the late 12th Century, the spacious St Peter’s Church stands at the heart of the village of Firle and just a few paces away from the wedding facilities on The Estate. A certain number of weddings to be held at the church each year but bookings should be made well in advanced.