Lewes is the market town of East Sussex, located about 8.5 miles North-East of Brighton. It’s famed for its medieval streets, independent retailers and historic features including Lewes Castle and the ruins of Lewes Priory set within Priory Park.

There are plenty of things to do in the town of Lewes which makes it a great town to visit for a day out. We’ve compiled a list of things to do while visiting Lewes which include the Castle, Lewes Priory, Anne of Cleves House, Southover Gardens as well as cafes to visit for some refreshments!

Things to Do and Where to Eat

Have a look at our favourite things to do and personal recommendations on where to eat in Lewes by viewing the links below.

Some of our favourites are the Southover Grange Gardens and visiting the Sussex Guild, which is situated in the Southover Grange Gardens itself. We also recommend visiting Lewes Castle and Museum, as well as exploring the independent shops and wandering around the small, pretty lanes.

Annual Events

Lewes Bonfire is held every year and is the most spectacular bonfire night display, being one of the UK’s largest and most famous celebrations. Needless to say, we don’t need to tell you when it’s on!

How to Get to Lewes

By Car – If you are coming by car you can park in Lewes itself in the various car parks or you can park near Offham and walk along the river to get to Lewes along the footpaths if you want a more scenic arrival!

By Train – Lewes runs on a direct train line from London with journey times of just over an hour, so makes it doable for a day or weekend trip from London.

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