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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Are you the owner of a restaurant, cafe or visitor attraction in Lewes or the surrounding area? We are now accepting listings for 2017, just £60 + VAT.  We are also taking listings for our wedding page which is new for 2017.

To Apply click HERE


Our District has some stunning venues and fantastic services for couples getting married. Take a look at our new page for ideas and inspiration.

Our district is a great place to visit if you love antiques and vintage finds. We have plenty of quirky flea markets, antiques shops and emporiums for a great day out bargain hunting, not to mention an auction house right in the middle of Lewes Town. For more information VISIT 


Surrounded by the South Downs National park, the Lewes District combines the best of the UK’s coast and country. From the iconic cliffs of Seaford Head to the historic county town of Lewes, the streets and vistas of our district are brimming with filming opportunities. For further information and to download and application form VISIT

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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For days out and attractions across the Sussex region VISIT

19th Aug – 3rd September 

Now in its 24th year, Artwave is one of the largest and most popular arts events in East Sussex. This year around 500 artists will be showing their work all across the Lewes District. For our top picks VISIT


Whether you are planning a staycation this summer or visiting our district for the very first time, we’ve found some fantastic days out to keep you busy. From activities for the kids and outdoor adventures to fun in the river and sea, we’ve chosen 10 super days out across our district for you to enjoy. All you have to do is to pack a picnic and sample what our district has to offer.


Don’t forget to visit some of our Top Events for 2017, including a new Gin & Fizz festival in Lewes Town and short stories at Charleston Farmhouse.

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