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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Tea rooms, farm shops, vineyards, attractions and campsites. We’re open for summer in our district. Here are some of our top picks for 2018. MORE


Are you the owner of a restaurant, cafe or visitor attraction in Lewes or the surrounding area? We are now accepting listings for 2018, just £75 + VAT for a basic listing & £125 for a premium listing. We are also offering a FREE listing to any business who advertises in our printed guide (offer valid until 31 Jan 2018).
To Apply click HERE

The South Downs in the Lewes District are part of a UNESCO World Biosphere Region, the only one in the South East of England.


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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For days out and attractions across the Sussex region VISIT


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


It’s back! The Lewes Craft Market returns to the town this May with affordable, high quality hand-made craft goods.

At each market there will be a selection of ceramics, silver jewellery, textiles, felt, home decor, art work, cards, prints and accessories. The market offers the opportunity for customers to meet the makers and have bespoke items made for them.

To take a peep at some of their very special wares VISIT

What’s On

  1. Charleston Literature Festival

    May 18th - May 28th
  2. Waifs and Strays Family Fun Day and Fun Dog Show

    May 26th @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  3. The Elixir Of Love

    May 26th @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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