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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 Lewes Castle & Barbican House Museum and Anne of Cleves House Museum are listed below.
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0.1 miles from centre of Lewes
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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...
0.4 miles from centre of Lewes
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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 ...
0.4 miles from centre of Lewes
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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 ...
5.4 miles from centre of Lewes
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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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7.3 miles from centre of Lewes
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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...
7.3 miles from 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
7.4 miles from centre of Lewes
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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...
7.4 miles from centre of Lewes
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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, ...
7.4 miles from centre of Lewes
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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...
7.5 miles from centre of Lewes
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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...
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