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Address: Firle, Lewes BN8 6LP, England
Phone Number: +44 1273 858307
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House opening 2015:

24th & 25th May bank holiday...

House opening 2015:

24th & 25th May bank holiday weekend.

7th June – early September, Sunday – Thursday 2:00 – 4:30pm

Firle Place, home to the Gage family for over 500 years is a beautiful Stately Home in East Sussex. Surrounded by its extensive park and nestled amidst the tranquil Sussex downlands - South Downs National Park, Firle Place offers a perfect way to spend an afternoon.

Visitors can unravel an exciting history within this rambling, un-English-looking stately home. Inside discover an astounding collection of Old Master paintings of international importance, Sevres porcelain and exquisite furniture displayed in elegant rooms.

Enjoy light lunches, afternoon teas and cakes in the recently refurbished licensed Tea Room which is open without charge from 12:30 – 4:30pm (on house opening days).

Visitors are also encouraged to visit the ancient Parish Church of St Peter in West Firle village on the margins of the park. The Gage chapel here contains stunning monuments to the family.

Firle Place is more than just an art gallery or a beautiful country house; it is also the focus of a community which lives ad works on the Firle Estate, and, what is more, remains the much-loved home of the present Lord Gage, the 8th Viscount, and his family.

Many visitors end the day with a visit to The Ram Inn, set in the heart of Firle village. This old coach house inn has built an excellent reputation for really good local food as well as locally produced cask ales. There are also four beautiful bedrooms and an annexe, and offer bed & breakfast all year round.

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Summer fayre

You must check to see when this is open but to catch the summer fate is something special. Traditional English village fate is quite something, the tour was a bonus excellent value

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 17, 2015
Oslo, Norway
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Oslo, Norway
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946 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

You must check to see when this is open but to catch the summer fate is something special. Traditional English village fate is quite something, the tour was a bonus excellent value

3 Thank goonermitch
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We came on the last day of opening for 2015. We walked from Glynde station which took about 40 minutes along a cycle path next to the A27. The walk from the park gates up to the house was lovely and the first view of the house beautiful. As the house opened at 2pm we had tea and scones on... More 

3 Thank sirjoshreynolds
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The Fair itself was very good, especially blessed with the fine sunny weather. However, when it came to leave in the car it was an absolute shambles!!! Why weren't we allowed out the same way as we came in, thus avoiding all the aggro and queuing via the official exit, which, by the way, was NOT well signed. We drove... More 

Thank Christopher D
Brighton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

After many years of living in Brighton we finally made it to Firle Place earlier this week. What a great place (or should that be Place?). The guided tour - by our guide, Patti - brought the house to life. Patti certainly knew her stuff - probably the best house guide we have had (and we are National Trust and... More 

3 Thank Edward T
Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Had very interesting tour of the house, which has some impressive paintings and collections of porcelain. Good tour guide. Some nice stories thrown in with the facts(so much better than nearby Glynde which was tiresomely tedious) As a bonus the cafe has a lovely terrace for lunch/tea which looks over pastoral landscape.

3 Thank Sandra J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We visited this as a group this week. This house is absolutely crammed with treasures-paintings(portraits), furniture and porcelain. The house itself is old and of architectural interest and there is an extensive park with grazing sheep. However, what made thus such a pleasure to visit was the guide. He had many an anecdote and insight into the pictures and was... More 

4 Thank JULIA L
Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This Elizabethan stately home is well worth the visit. We arrived at 2pm on Sunday which gave us time to do the house and fit in a cream tea too. The house interior is both interesting and a delight if you like to see the Italian old master paintings. They have the second largest Van Dyke in the country. Which... More 

2 Thank catherine s
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Nothing to get excited about, don't bother going. There are far more interesting places go to Charleston instead!

4 Thank MMW72
New Milton, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Home to the Gage Family for over 500 years,Originally tudor,but remodelled in 18th Century,now looking like a french chateau.Large Parkland with seating areas.The house has a large collection of Old Masters Paintings and Sevres Porcelain.Also licensed restaurant.

2 Thank jantre
Oxford, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

House tours only, no free flow the day we visited. I would have loved more time to look at some of the beautiful 17th century portraits, but the guide was more interested in showing us the photos of family members with "our Queen Mother" and talking about how much Prince Philip always enjoys his visits to the Gage family seat.... More 

7 Thank Lupin440

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