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Places to Visit, Things to Do and Days Out in or near Lewes

The historic county town of Lewes offers many attractions for day trippers or those staying longer. The Castle overlooks the town and is open to the public along with the Barbican Museum. Famous for its bonfire celebrations which are attended by thousands of people. Once a month there is a Farmer's Market offering a variety of fresh produce. Places to Visit in or near Lewes High Beeches Garden and Buxted Park Hotel are listed below.
23 Results In Or Near Lewes
15.6 miles from the centre of Lewes
High Beeches Garden is a woodland garden of many glades which has been sensitively planted with many beautiful rare trees and shrubs to enhance the natural High Weald landscape. The ancient wildflower meadow is one of the best in the country, attracting vast numbers of butterflies and pollinators. The autumn colour is spectacular.
9.0 miles from the centre of Lewes
The Dining Room is a two AA Rosette restaurant situated in the heart of Buxted Park Hotel in East Sussex serving modern British favourites.
0.1 miles from the centre of Lewes
If you've never visited the pretty town of Lewes, which sits within the glorious South Downs just a few miles from bustling Brighton and the coast, a trip to Lewes Castle and Barbican House Museum is a great way to familiarize yourself with this historic part of Sussex. Lewes Castle's construction began soon after the conquest of 1066 (at the behest of William The Conqueror's brother-in-law) and stands apart from other castles of its era thanks to its two mottes (only Lincoln shares this trai...
7.3 miles from the centre of Lewes
This self-guided murder mystery investigation takes you on a real-life adventure through the heart of Brighton. Hunt high and low, past grand Georgian buildings
5.4 miles from the centre of Lewes
Charleston is a house, garden and art gallery in the South Downs. From 1916, the house was home to Bloomsbury group artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant.
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8.8 miles from the centre of Lewes
Step back in time at Michelham Priory. Most famous for the fact that it is the home of England's longest water-filled moat dating back to 1229, Michelham Priory in Hailsham was founded by Augustinian canons and has experienced a rocky history by way of the dissolution of the monasteries. These days, it's a lot calmer and makes for a lovely peaceful day out in the Sussex countryside. Inside the house you'll discover the history of this beautiful Tudor manor from medieval times up until its WW...
0.4 miles from the centre of Lewes
Henry VIII and his wives have fascinated the British for generations so it's little wonder that Anne of Cleves' House, tucked away in rural Sussex, is such a popular visitor attraction. Anne was given the house in 1541 as part of her divorce settlement from the king and this timber-framed Wealdon hall-house now has a large collection of interesting local artefacts. The house's interior (which by the way wouldn't look out of place today on a chic boutique hotel website), with its timber beams ...
11.3 miles from the centre of Lewes
Set in nine acres of beautifully maintained grounds, the Elizbethan period Ockenden Manor feels a world away from everyday life. In fact, you're just a few yards from Cuckfield Village High Street and a short drive from Gatwick. With its views across the gardens towards the South Downs National Park makes a romantic setting for acclaimed chef. Stephen Crane's highly accomplished French cooking. Inventive starters might include honey roast wood pigeon with crispy apple beignets, foie gras parf...
8.6 miles from the centre of Lewes
Explore fantastic displays at Sheffield Park Sheffield Park´s magnificent, informal landscape garden was laid out in the 18th century by Capability Brown and further developed in the early years of the 20th century by its owner Arthur G Soames. The original four lakes form the centrepiece. There are dramatic shows of daffodils and bluebells in spring, and the rhododendrons, Ghent azaleas and the stream garden are spectacular in early summer. Autumn brings stunning colours from the many...
11.5 miles from the centre of Lewes
Borde Hill is a beautiful Grade II* English Heritage listed garden set in 200 acres of parkland with magnificent views in the High Weald. Created by Colonel Stephenson Robert Clarke from seeds gathered by the great plant hunters of the early 1900's, it is renowned for its rare shrubs and trees.
7.4 miles from the centre of Lewes
Discover a world of colour inside The Royal Pavilion Built as a seaside pleasure palace for King George IV, this iconic Brighton Building mixes Regency grandeur with the visual style of India and China. Wander the halls with an audio tour (there are two types, for adults and children) and lose yourself in the luxurious, indulgent world of the Prince of Wales who, by the way, is said to have underground passages from the Pavilion to the homes of his lovers. When you've done the tour, l...
8.8 miles from the centre of Lewes
Explore the gardens of Michelham Priory A turn around the gardens at Michelham Priory is a further education in the history of this beautiful site, such is the care that has been taken to ensure many plantings are authentic and true to a medieval garden. Expect plenty of fruit, vegetables and herbs as these would have been essential daily ingredients for the priory's original inhabitants. The rows of apple and pear trees underplanted with wild daffodils make a dreamy, contemplative sigh...
7.4 miles from the centre of Lewes
Find an artistic paradise inside The Brighton Museum & Art Gallery Built as a seaside pleasure palace for King George IV, this iconic Brighton building sits in the heart of the buzzy Brighton city centre. Brighton Museum and Art Gallery houses a cornucopia of fabulous art, from 20th century furniture, glass and textiles to jewellery, ceramics and earthenware. Explore the Willett Gallery, which focuses on 18th and 19th century British social history through its earthenware exhibits, ...
0.4 miles from the centre of Lewes
Henry VIII and his wives have fascinated the British for generations so it's little wonder that Anne of Cleves' House, tucked away in rural Sussex, is such a popular visitor attraction. Anne was given the house in 1541 as part of her divorce settlement from the king and this timber-framed Wealdon hall-house now has a large collection of interesting local artefacts. The house's interior (which by the way wouldn't look out of place today on a chic boutique hotel website), with its timber beams ...
8.3 miles from the centre of Lewes
The 16th-century Griffin Inn oozes old world charm with low beamed ceilings and uneven floorboards. Guests are greeted with blazing log fires in winter or can enjoy the attractive terrace in the warmer months, where they can also watch lamb and steak roasting in the wood burning oven. The bar serves comforting food which is a step above regular pub grub such as char-grilled Fletching pork chop with roasted celeriac, pancetta, fennel and salsa verde. The restaurant offers a more tranquil se...
7.5 miles from the centre of Lewes
Explore one of the best museums in Brighton Overlooking the pretty Dyke Road park in Brighton, the Booth Museum of Natural History provides an educational visit about birds, butterflies, fossils, bones and skeletons. The museum is home to more than half a million specimens and there is natural history literature and data which goes back more than three centuries. Think you know your birds? Go and test yourself - there are hundreds of British birds displayed in their recreated natur...
11.3 miles from the centre of Lewes
Nobody does eco-spa quite like Ockenden Manor Spa, a modern retreat built respectfully, and to the highest spec, inside a 19th Century walled garden in West Sussex. Step inside and find yourself surrounded by contemporary finishes of soft fabric sofas, floor-to-ceiling windows and a curved reception, blended with natural elements and textures of wood, stone and bamboo alongside relaxing woodland imagery. Recoup on the stylish curved ergonomic loungers, finished in dark wood and topped off wit...
15.2 miles from the centre of Lewes
Retreat to the tranquil gardens at Nymans Nymans beautiful extensive gardens developed throughout the 20th century by the Messel family, reflect the character of the founder and creativity of the plant hunters who explored worldwide. Indulge the senses with a spring visit to enjoy the blossom and carpets of delicate flowers, then return for the summer borders - a riot of colours and scents. The walled garden contains yellow and blue herbaceous borders, a huge wisteria pergola, a colle...
7.3 miles from the centre of Lewes
Step back in time at Preston Manor Dating from c.1600, rebuilt in 1738 and substantially added to in 1905, Preston Manor gives a rare insight into life during the early years of the 20th century. Explore more than twenty rooms over four floors, from the servant's quarters, kitchens and butlers pantry in the basement to the attic bedrooms and nursery on the top floor. Preston Manor also comprises walled gardens and a fascinating pets cemetery. Preston Manor is a delightful old Manor H...
7.6 miles from the centre of Lewes
Widely known as the best small zoo in Europe, Drusillas Park offers a fun-tastic day out getting nose-to-nose with exotic animals, rides and play areas.
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11.5 miles from the centre of Lewes
A splendid maple tree overlooks an adult only sun terrace and attractive gardens provide wonderful views of the South Downs at this nineteenth-century country pub. As many ingredients as possible are sourced locally with roasted breast of Horsted Keynes pheasant on pearl barley and smoky bacon risotto appearing among the main course choices. Pub classics such as local pork and herb sausages with mashed potato and bittersweet red onion jam are also done well. However, there are nods towards ...
7.4 miles from the centre of Lewes
Discover a world of colour inside The Royal Pavilion Built as a seaside pleasure palace for King George IV, this iconic Brighton Building mixes Regency grandeur with the visual style of India and China. Wander the halls with an audio tour (there are two types, for adults and children) and lose yourself in the luxurious, indulgent world of the Prince of Wales who, by the way, is said to have underground passages from the Pavilion to the homes of his lovers. When you've done the tour, l...
8.8 miles from the centre of Lewes
Discover a world of art and history in The Hove Museum and Art Gallery If you're looking for things to do in Brighton and Hove, The Hove Museum and Art Gallery is a must. Housed in a Italianate Victorian villa which sits in a tranquil garden just off the busy New Church Road a two minute walk from the seafront. Once the home of a wealthy widow, then a place to house German PoWs during WW2, this gorgeous building has a treasure trove of exhibits. If you have children, head straight to...
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