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.


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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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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Sussex Gin n Fizz Festival at Lewes Castle

It’s back! As part of Lewes Late Night Shopping evening the Gin n Fizz festival will be held in the magical setting of Lewes Castle. A candlelit winter gathering to taste and buy Sussex produced sparkling wines, gins and other locally produced gifts.This event is free and open to all.


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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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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It’s arrived. Our new 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

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What’s On

  1. Faces of the Great War exhibition

    November 5th - November 17th
  2. ‘Make Way for Lucia’ by John van Druton

    November 15th - November 17th
  3. Something Glowing and Alive: Works by Chagall, Piper and Sutherland

    November 15th @ 12:00 pm - November 18th @ 5:00 pm