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Overview

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.

 


Opening
Opening

2019

2 June to 29 September:  Sundays, Tuesdays to Thursdays: 2pm to 4.30pm (last admission 4pm).

Find Us
Find us

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
Admission
Admission

Historic Houses members visit for free.

Adults: £9.00
OAP & concessions: £8.00
Children: £4.50
Family ticket (2+2): £22.00
 

 

More admission details

Group Visits
Group Visits

We welcome groups, but it is essential to book in advance.

We also offer exclusive out-of-hours tours of the house:

Over 25 people £8.50pp
Under 25 people £9.00pp
(minimum £215)

Email us : enquiries@firle.com


Things to See

Fun Facts

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.

 


Weddings

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.

Facilities

  • Suppliers list
  • Overnight guest accommodation
  • Bridal suite

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