As the county town of East Sussex, Lewes has something of a reputation for historical architecture. Close to Brighton in the South Downs National Park, it was home to the vast Lewes Priory, the remains of which are open to visitors. Also within the towns boundaries is Lewes Castle, built to a Motte and Bailey design, a house gifted to Anne of Cleves by King Henry VIII, and the Barbican Museum. There, visitors can enjoy an archaeological collection, medieval exhibition and a specialist bookshop.

Exploring the outdoor space in Lewes can also bring wonder and amusement. Look out for the ‘twittens’, or narrow Saxon lanes, and Pells Pool, the oldest freshwater pool open to the public in the UK. Other points of interest include the River Ouse, which runs by the town, and the Victorian Bridge Wharf Brewery. Simply put, Lewes is a town for explorers!

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