Firle Place, Lewes

Firle Place, Lewes, East Sussex BN8 6LP View on map

A grade I listed mansion. The exterior dates mainly from C18th, but the western half was built in the early C16th, probably by Sir John Gage who was Constable of the Tower in Henry VIII's reign (d. 1557). The exterior was georgianised by the first Viscount Gage between 1744 and 1754; the eastern half of the mansion was added between 1754 and 1783 by the second Viscount Gage.

Opening Arrangements

Firle Place and Firle Tea Room will reopen to the public on the 2nd June 2019 and will remain open until 29th September 2019. Standard open days are: Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays. On special event days our standard open days and times may vary. The House opens from 14.00 until 16.30 , with last admission at 16:00. A guided tour system works on weekdays, and on Sundays there is a free-flow process, with a guide in every room.

Admission Charges

  • Adult: £9.00
  • Child: £4.50 (5-15 years)
  • Other Charges: £8 Senior citizens


Located 4 miles east of Lewes, signposted on the A27. Glynde Station 1 mile away. Compass Bus Service Route 125 (weekdays only).

Parking Spaces


Parking on grass