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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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

HOT OFF THE PRESS

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

THE NEW INDEPENDENT SHOPPING GUIDE FOR LEWES TOWN

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 VISIT

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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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. Letters From Baghdad

    January 22nd @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
  3. Coffee Morning in Cliffe Hall

    January 23rd @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm