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

Now that the festivities of Halloween and bonfire night are over, it’s time to turn our attention to Christmas gifts.The weeks leading up to Christmas are the perfect time to try out all of our markets and independent shops for great local produce and unique presents that cannot be bought elsewhere. From the antique and Independent shops across Lewes Town to festive markets across our district, shopping becomes more than just ticking items off a list, but a festive experience for the whole family to enjoy. Click the picture above to find out more.


Don’t forget to visit some of our Top Events for 2017


Visiting our district this weekend? We know all of the best places to eat and drink and here’s our top tip for breakfast in Lewes Town. Often hailed by locals as serving the best breakfast in town, Laporte’s served locally sourced, fresh breakfasts for meat eaters, vegetarians and vegans alike. If you like your eggs poached to perfection be sure to VISIT

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This is a special screening by Seaford Community cinema in conjunction with Zest, a community interest company that supports and trains adults with learning difficulties and autism. Before the main feature they will be showing a film on the work they do.

For further details VISIT

What’s On

  1. New Truth to Materials: Wood

    8th September 2017 - 1st January 2018
  2. Mini retrospective of Ditchling artist Guy Malet

    8th September 2017 - 1st January 2018
  3. Exhibition at Pelham House: Patrick Goff-Natural Colour

    November 1st @ 9:00 am - December 12th @ 9:00 pm

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