Firle Place


Firle Place has been the home of the Gage family for over 500 years. Set at the foot of the Sussex Downs within its own parkland, this unique house (originally Tudor) is built of Caen stone and was remodelled in the 18th Century.

The house contains a magnificent collection of Old Master paintings, fine English and European furniture and an impressive collection of Sèvres porcelain.

Events and wedding receptions can be held in the parkland throughout the year or in the Georgian Riding School from April to October.

The Great Tudor Hall can, on occasion, be used for private dinners, with drinks on the Terrace or in the Billiard Room.

Please contact the Estate Office for all event and wedding reception enquiries on 01273 858567 or visit the website for further information.

Tea Room: Enjoy the newly refurbished licensed tea room and terrace with views over the garden and parkland, serving light lunches and afternoon tea using local produce from Firle Place gardens and the wider Firle Estate.


The private gardens surrounding Firle Place cover nearly 300 acres, 190 of which are parkland.

No photography in house. Ground floor & tearoom suitable for disabled.

Book Tickets

Guide Prices


Adults: £8.50
OAP & concessions: £7.50
Children: £4.00
Family ticket: £20.00 (for 2 adults and two children)
Group bookings: Prices on request



  • Disabled access
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments


  • Children welcome


  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted


Map & Directions

Firle Place

Type:Historic House

Firle, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6LP
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Call direct on:

Tel01273 858567

Opening Times

* The House will be open to the public from 24/25th May bank holiday weekend, 7th June - September, Sunday to Thursday, 2.00 - 4.30 pm. Our new licensed Tearoom, serving tea, coffee, light lunches and cakes, is open to visitors and non-visitors alike from 12.30 - 4.30 pm on House opening days only.

Coach parties and large groups (over 20) will be welcome by prior arrangement during the opening season.

Due to the age of the house, wheelchair access will be to the ground floor only. Wheelchairs can be provided if required.

Please contact Peter or Penny Woolgar on 01273 858 307 for more information.


  • Other AwardsHistoric Houses Association Member Historic Houses Association Member 2019

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