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Glynde Place is situated at the top of the village of Glynde and has commanding views over the Weald and Sussex Downs.

The house was built in 1569 by William and Anne Morley, to replace the previous existing family home, from local flint, chalk and Caen stone. Glynde Place has passed from William and Anne, through three intermarried families, to the current owners. 

Today it is the family home of Francis and Caroline Hampden and their three children.




Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday in May and June.

Bank Holiday Mondays (and proceeding Sunday) only in May and August.

Guided tours only, at 2pm and 3.30pm.


Visits to the house is by guided tours; no free flow. Tours run on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays in May and June, at 2pm & 3.30pm, with some additional dates later in the summer.

For more information, please see our website.


Find Us
Find us

M25 J7 to M23 Southward, M23 / A23 to A27 Eastward (Lewes), A27 past Lewes, continue eastwards turning left into Glynde.

For those travelling by public transport, there is a railway station at Glynde. It has hourly connections to and from Eastbourne, Lewes and Brighton. There is also direct services to London Victoria in the morning and evening.


Historic House members visit for free.

Adults - £5

Under 15s - £3

Under 12s - Free

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Group Visits
Group Visits

Private tours are also welcome on non-open days (Monday, Tuesday and Friday).

The tours can be tailored to your needs: from tea and cake to champagne reception, extended tour of house, or church too. We charge £10 per person (minimum charge £200).

For further information please call the office on 01273 858224.



Glynde Place is the perfect backdrop for couples looking for a touch of old school glamour combined with classic elegance.

The venue offers use of the stunning Elizabethan House for part of the celebrations, including the impressive Gallery and Long Hall, and then its beautiful grounds for the wedding breakfast and party.  The grounds are completely private with unparalleled views of the South Downs.

Glynde Place also offers use of its newly restored Coach House for more intimate weddings or for those requiring additional space.

For couples looking for a very relaxed style of wedding without use of the historic house, Glynde Place also has The Old Cricket Pitch site which is deep in the grounds of the estate. This is an idyllic spot for couples desiring a marquee-style wedding with camping for an agreed number. 

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