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Lewes
East Sussex
BN7 2DE

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Lewes Castle

At the heart of rural Sussex lies the beautiful county town of Lewes - a mixture of the unusual and intriguing and so typically Sussex.

Its medieval streets, old English churches and tiny twittens (a Sussex word for alleyway) allow visitors a glimpse into the true essence of bygone Lewes. Although surrounded by chalk cliffs, the townscape is dominated by the remains of a Norman castle and is also home to the handsome townhouse of Anne of Cleves (fourth wife of King Henry Vlll). Lewes also claims host to numerous contemporary art galleries and historic & special interest sites including the once mighty Priory of St. Pancras - a casualty of the dissolution of the monasteries.

Lewes is a market town of small, specialist, independent retailers and on certain days, the subtle aromas wafting from Harvey’s Brewery will attract any visitor to Cliffe High Street. Bookshops, boutiques and antique centres sit alongside individual craft workshops, and the restaurants, cafes, and pubs offer delicious choices all year round with real emphasis on local produce.

Accommodation in Lewes

If you're looking to stay in Lewis then look no further than Skyhouse Sussex eco luxury B&B. It offers boutique guest accommodation, healthy breakfasts and beautiful surroundings in which to luxuriate and unwind. Located 5 minutes’ walk from town, with fabulous views over Lewes, the B&B boasts an ideal base for exploring the many attractions of Sussex and the South Downs National Park. Heath Farm is a former milking parlour and stables converted into two luxury cottages on working family farm. It is beautifully and comfortably furnished to highest quality and has easy access to Brighton, Gatwick, London and many National Trust properties.

Things to do in Lewes

 

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Bonfire celebrations, a history of radicalism and home brewed ale – Lewes really has it all! Blue Badge Guided Tours are available in Lewes.

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