East Sussex

East Sussex

Type:Towns & Villages

Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2LX
East Sussex


What makes the perfect holiday? For some, it's walking in peaceful countryside, for others it's visiting historic houses or museums, or serious shopping. Whatever your choice, East Sussex has a unique mix of unspoilt countryside, narrow cobbled town streets, medieval cottages and fairytale castles, glorious gardens and picturesque old villages. Over a thousand years of history have formed the county of East Sussex and you can visit the site of the Battle of Hastings where, some say, English history began in 1066. Other castles and houses to visit include Bodiam Castle, Herstmonceux Castle, Firle Place, Glynde Place, and Alfriston Clergy House, the first National Trust property. East Sussex has been home to many famous writers and artists over the years. Rudyard Kipling, author of The Jungle Book, lived at Bateman's in Burwash and Charleston Farmhouse at Firle was the Bloomsbury Group's country meeting place where murals, furniture and textiles painted by the artists can still be seen. There are glorious gardens to delight and inspire: Sheffield Park, a traditionally landscaped garden with five lakes; Great Dixter, the life's work and passion of writer Christopher Lloyd who died in January 2006, and Pashley Manor with its intimate, romantic spring garden. There are festivals galore and country fairs from spring through to autumn. Something for all the family.

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  1. Lewes Castle & Museum

    Climb the zig-zag steps of this 1000 year old Norman castle for stunning views of Sussex.…

    0.4 miles away
  2. Anne of Cleves House

    Anne of Cleves House formed part of her divorce settlement from Henry VIII in 1541. This…

    0.64 miles away
  3. The Living Coast By Bike

    One of the best ways to discover the Living Coast a UNESCO World Biosphere is by bike and…

    0.68 miles away
  1. Wellingham Walled Herb Garden

    An 18thC landscaped walled herb garden with many statues and a gazebo. The herbs are…

    3.05 miles away
  2. Stanmer Park

    With its beautiful woodland walks and extensive open lands, Stanmer Park is just as…

    4.39 miles away
  3. One Garden Brighton

    Proudly presented and managed by Plumpton College, One Garden Brighton is a free to enter…

    4.56 miles away
  4. Firle Place

    A Tudor house with Georgian additions in downland park setting. Important English and…

    4.65 miles away
  5. Ditchling Beacon

    Ditchling Beacon is located 7 miles to the north of Brighton and just south of the…

    4.87 miles away
  6. Saltdean Beach

    Saltdean beach is shingle between rock groynes backed by high chalk cliffs and at low…

    5.62 miles away
  7. Stoneywish Nature Reserve

    Fifty acres of ponds and meadows with wildlife walk and large play/picnic area.…

    5.74 miles away
  8. Brighton Racecourse

    Brighton Racecourse is the fun and friendly seaside racecourse
    overlooking the Brighton…

    5.92 miles away
  9. Paradise Park

    From plants to play, Paradise Park has something for all generations of the family to…

    5.99 miles away
  10. UNESCO World Biosphere Region

    The Brighton & Lewes Downs UNESCO Biosphere Region is an area that stretches between the…

    6.25 miles away
  11. Brighton Marina

    The prefect entertainment haven, Brighton Marina is a self contained destination full of…

    6.3 miles away

    Globalls has it’s very own 12-hole indoor golf course, this is a unique games experience.…

    6.31 miles away
  13. GLOBALLS - Cocktail Bar

    An intimate cocktail bar just a stone's throw from the incredible UV mini golf and games…

    6.31 miles away
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