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.