Lewes is the county town of East Sussex situated at the lowest crossing point of the River Ouse.
In Lewes there is evidence of prehistoric Roman occupation however it is believed that the Saxons first developed Lewes.
Lewes was built on one of their cross-country trade routes. Lewes has a steep High Street with an array of old buildings and passageways, these are known as the 'twittens' in Sussex. It is home to a range of shops and architectural styles.
Lewes is also famous for its bonfire celebrations. Lewes is a facinating place to visit.
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ContactLewes Tourist Information Centre
Tourist Information Centre, 187 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2DE
From Eastbourne you can travel to Lewes by train, from Eastbourne station there is a link directly to Lewes station. By car Lewes is approximately 18miles and will take approximately 30minutes.
Parking : with charge
Accessible by Public Transport :
- Beachy Head
- Beachy Head & the South Downs Nature Reserve at South Downs National Park
- Birling Gap
- Cuckmere Haven
- Cycle Route at Seven Sisters Country Park
- East Dean
- Holywell Retreat
- Long Man of Wilmington
- Seven Sisters Country Park
- South Downs Cycle Route at South Downs National Park
- South Downs National Park
- Walking & Cycle Routes
- Walking Routes at South Downs National Park