Lewes Downs

Food and Drink

Where to stay

What to do

Historic houses in the area include Charleston, the country home of the Bloomsbury Group, and Monk’s House, home of writer Virginia Woolf. Nearby is world famous Glyndebourne Opera House, whose festival is one of the highlights of the English summer season.

Barley field Nr Lewes
Barley field, Lewes

A foodie haven, there are award winning restaurants and gastro pubs, and top quality, locally produced food available at shops and markets.

Around Lewes, the unspoilt South Downs landscapes vary from river valleys and chalk cliffs to rolling green hills with panoramic views to the sea, sheltering ancient and picturesquevillages.

Useful Links

Lewes District Council

Sussex Tourism

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You can view an interative map showing where to stay or what to do or great places for food & drink in the Lewes area.

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Dominated by the 11th century Norman castle and with a mix of architectural styles from medieval and Tudor to Georgian and Victorian Gothic, great antique shops, innovative galleries and welcoming pubs, the historic county town of Lewes is well worth exploring.