FOOD & DRINK

The Lewes area in Sussex is full of excellent places to eat and drink. From historic pubs and tearooms to fine dining restaurants and locally produced artisan fayre. You won’t go hungry!

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PLACES TO STAY

places to stay

Whether you enjoy a night under canvas, a cottage or a boutique hotel, we have some great places to stay in some stunning locations across the Lewes area.

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PLACES TO VISIT

The Lewes area in Sussex is full of a wide variety of places to visit. From historic castles and houses to beaches and attractions. There’s a place for everyone if you stay Lewes!

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THINGS TO DO

Be it a swim in the sea or a walk on the downs, our district is full of fun activities for people of all ages. Arts & culture, child friendly attractions, cinema and much more. Don’t forget to check our latest suggestions for cycling with maps for you to download.

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10 FRESH PICKS FOR VEGAN FRIENDLY FOOD & DRINK

If you’re running out of ideas for veganuary, here are some top tips for places that serve vegan friendly food & drink in our area. We’ll be extending this list throughout the year as we make new discoveries. If you have any delicious suggestions to add to the list tweet us on @enjoylewes #VeganLewes, Instagram StayLewes.

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TOP PICK FOR FEBRUARY 2019

It’s the 50th anniversary of the first moon landings and the South Downs Dark Skies Festival are celebrating with a lunar theme. They are holding a special stargazing event in Lewes on 20th February during half term week as well as events throughout the South Downs National Park. For a full list of events VISIT

THE NEW INDEPENDENT SHOPPING

We’ve been busy at Stay Lewes Coast & Country producing a shopping including over 85 independent retailers. To find out where to pick up your FREE copy

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LOVE SUPREME TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

Tickets are now on sale for the Love Supreme Jazz Festival 2019! Held at Firle Place, highlights include Lauryn Hill, Gladys Knight and Jamie Cullen. As well as fantastic music, you can enjoy spoken word, world food and there’s plenty of entertainment for the kids too. Pop into the Tourist Information Centre and pick up tickets to avoid a booking fee. 

FARM SHOPS

There’s nothing better than visiting a farm shop to finish a day out in the countryside. To find out where our hidden gems are located VISIT

STAY LEWES COAST & COUNTRY MINI GUIDE

Our Mini Guide for Visitors is now available at our Tourist Information Offices in Lewes & Seaford. It can be downloaded and viewed online HERE

Full of top tips, maps, attractions, things to do and places to visit, this mini guide is full to the brim of ideas and information to help you make the most of your stay.
‘It’s a very useful booklet’ Nick at Housedean Farm

If you’d like to request a hard copy by post, simply email us at lewes.tic@lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk

What’s On

  1. Stargazing South Downs in Lewes

    February 20th @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. Dal Club – Cook the Books

    February 20th @ 7:30 pm
  3. Thinktank – Leadership from a Christian perspective

    February 20th @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Welcome! There are so many wonderful places to visit in Sussex in the Lewes area.

We are surrounded by the South Downs National Park, close to miles of unspoilt coastline, full of history, culture and a spirit of independence. There are so many places to visit in Sussex, particularly here in Lewes, Seaford, Newhaven, Ditchling, Plumpton, Falmer, Glynde and Firle. So if you are a looking for a day trip or a summer break; we offer you the best of both worlds, every day and all year round. If you are a foodie, a family, an outdoors adventurer or a culture vulture, we know you’ll love our district as much as we do.