Discover Lewes!

Lewes – the county town of East Sussex

Don’t miss a chance to visit this market town. You’ll see medieval streets, old English churches and tiny twittens (a Sussex word for alleyway) . Although surrounded by chalk cliffs, the town is dominated by the remains of a Norman castle (seen in my photo) and is also home to the townhouse of Anne of Cleves (fourth wife of King Henry Vlll). Lewes also has many contemporary art galleries and historic & special interest sites including the Priory of St. Pancras – a former monastery.

Lewes has numerous small, specialist, independent retailers and a local brewery. I recommend visiting Cliffe High Street. Bookshops, boutiques and antique shops are there as well as individual craft workshops. You’ll also find restaurants, cafes, and pubs offering tasty choices all year round with an emphasis on local produce.

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Another lovely shot of Arundel Castle

Another lovely shot of Arundel Castle

You'll see the castle as you approach the attractive, historic town of Arundel in West Sussex.

It is open to the public from Good Friday 25 March to Sunday 30 October from Tuesdays to Sundays & Mondays in August in 2016

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Arundel is a half hour's drive from Steyning.

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Arundel Castle. West Sussex. UK. Taken with a mobile 📱


Still time to fit in a visit to the Tulip Festival at Arundel Castle

Still time to fit in a visit to the Tulip Festival at Arundel Castle

Arundel is a fascinating historic town in West Sussex, southern England.

The tulip festival continues there until the middle of May. You can admire these wonderful flowers in the castle’s stunning walled gardens….

Admission to the gardens costs £9.

Arundel is a half an hour’s drive from Steyning.

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Great views across Sussex from Lewes Castle!

Great views across Sussex from Lewes Castle!

Climb to the top of this 1000 year old Norman Castle – panoramic views guaranteed!

The adjoining Barbican House is home to the Museum of Sussex Archaeology with local collections from the Stone Age to medieval times. A mini-cinema tells the story of Lewes from prehistoric to Victorian times.

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Lewes is one of my favourite towns. I recommend a visit!

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Lewes is 7 miles from Brighton & a 30 minute drive from Steyning. You can also reach Lewes by public transport.

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