A little bit of history
Lewes Castle was built in the 11th Century by William the Conqueror's cousin, William de Warenne.
Need to know
Lewes launched its own currency in 2008, the Lewes Pound which has proved to be very popular with visitors and locals alike.
Southdown National Park, Cuckmere Valley and Spring Barn Farm all offer fun days out near Lewes and the seafronts of Brighton and Eastbourne are but a hop, skip and a jump away too. Grange Gardens is perfect for walking the dog. Kids will love feeding the ducks at Pells and the many playgrounds in the area. On rainy days, or for childrens' parties, you can't go wrong with indoor soft play area Monkey Bizness. And opera fans will love the famous Glyndebourne Opera house, just a 10 minute drive away.
LEWES IS ONE OF THE PRETTIEST PLACES TO LIVE IN THE SOUTH-EAST.