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Firle Place

Firle, Lewes BN8 6LP, England
01273858307
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Ranked #12 of 15 attractions in Lewes
Type: Tours, Historic Sites
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We visited the new opened Firle place for a garden show which was quite entertaining but we really enjoyed visiting the house which is delightful and interesting. It is now open after being closed for a number of years for refurbishment and although there is still work to be done it was a pleasent visit

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Hailsham, East Sussex, UK
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We attended the annual garden show at Firle Place and enjoyed the stalls, the ambience and the grounds which were spectacular and also there was lambing going on which was great. There were lots of attractions for children so grandparents please note! However, the stairways and grounds were uneven and it was quite difficult to walk over parts of the... More

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Florida, New York
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Café staffed by a very rude man with dubious standards of sobriety and hygiene. Visitors not even tolerated by Lady Gage who was offensive and ill educated about herbs, their uses and the different properties within the same species. Herb Garden is an insult to the intelligence of the public to invite them in, when it needs basic tending and... More

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Eastbourne
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Having been here in E Sussex for 7 years, we finally visited Firle Place; what a wonderful house, super little cafe, wonderful grounds all ver contained and not open to the gen public too often so well worth a visit.

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Hailsham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

The restoration of the ruins of Lewes Priory has given the town an airy park for the benefit of the town dwellers and a piece of history by the preservation of the Priory ruins for the benefit of locals and visitors alike.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The house, formal rooms and the parkland in which it sits are all stunning. A gem set in the new South Downs National Park. The tour of the house was very interesting and was followed by an excellent tea in the newly refurbished tea rooms. One was left with the impression that you had been allowed, just for a moment,... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
29 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We went to Firle Place after visiting Charleston nr Lewes. We only stayed 15 mins at Charleston as the farm smells were so bad we could not spend any more time there . so we went to Firle for afternoon tea on the terrace. What a differance. So peaceful. No farm smells. The waitress brought out our drinks. We both... More

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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139 reviews 139 reviews
40 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We visited on a Sunday and the property is open from 2pm but the cafeteria serves from midday (check website for up to date opening times/days). We arrived around 1pm, expected the cafe to be heaving and were surprised to find only two other tables occupied. However, within a short space of time the place was getting full. The menu... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

visited today & really shocked at how this wonderful house has been neglected. There is a fine line between charming amateurism & neglect & unfortunately this wonderful house has got it wrong. Millions of pounds worth of paintings hung on walls with paint peeling off , windows & doors black with fungus, an overpowering smell of damp. What is wrong... More

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
33 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Firle Place is one of England’s finest estates. The 8th Viscount lives at Firle with his family and manages the estate. Though 18th Century in appearance, Firle Place was originally built in Tudor times on the site of an earlier house by Sir John Gage. Much of the original building remains beneath the eighteenth century masonry and plasterwork of the... More

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