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.

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 JANUARY 2019

Kickstart the year with some world class literature and lively debate at the Lewes Speakers’Festival. This year they have a fantastic line up including the author of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres. For this and other top 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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JANUARY BLOG - WELLBEING IN THE LEWES AREA

Whether it’s enjoying good food, walking the downs or cycling; a visit to the Lewes area can do wonders for your wellbeing. Here are a few suggestions for keeping up those good habits when you are away from home.

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TOP PICK FOR WINTER 2019

Charleston, the former home of Virginia Woolf is hosting the first museum display of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant’s Famous Women Dinner Service. since The plates were created by famous artists Bell and Grant when they lived at Charleston and each plate depicts one famous woman, featuring figures as various as the Queen of Sheba, Sappho, Nell Gwynn, Emily Brontë and Elizabeth I. To book tickets and see the full lists of events and exhibitions

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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. Charleston Exhibitions: Orlando at the Present Time; Zanele Muholi-Faces and Phases; Famous Women Dinner Service

    January 9th @ 11:30 am - February 17th @ 3:00 pm
  2. Lewes Speakers Festival

    January 25th - January 27th
  3. Quizaid Evening

    January 25th @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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