Lewes nestles into the South Downs not far from its much larger and busier neighbour, Brighton and is packed with history, charm and character.
It was the site of the Battle of Lewes (May 14) 1264, boasts a Castle, a Priory (remains of), the Anne of Cleves House and many other historic buildings.
There are always events and exhibitions happening in Lewes with plenty of pubs and restaurants to visit if you are coming to stay. I’ll be adding details on this website as time goes by.
Finally there are the bonfire club celebrations on November 5th… an event not to be missed by any self respecting bonfire aficionado.
If you need a hotel, B&B, guest house or holiday let then Lewes has plenty and I advise contacting the Lewes Tourist Information Centre who have plenty of listings.
lewesonline.com was one of the first websites to embrace, support, and help publicise Lewes in East Sussex on the internet.
In its heyday, lewesonline became very popular with locals and visitors alike, and rose to the top of the seach engine rankings very quickly. The website promoted local businesses, artists, musicians and events, and as such was a busy and vibrant hub of information about the town and the people who lived and worked here.
However, approximately 10 years ago I moved from Lewes, and wasn't able to develop the website any further.
In its old format, lewesonline became a source of embarrassment and so I have decided to take the it down and develop it in another, more relaxed direction. This way I should be able to keep the site alive, whilst supporting what I believe to be one of the most vibrant and exciting towns in the UK.
"There is so much on offer in Lewes, it’s hard to know where to start!"
Take a walk up Mount Caburn past Lewes Golf Course
Visit Anne of Cleves House in Southover
Summer swimming in the Pells Pool
Visit a local pub and try a pint of Harveys Beer
Visit and climb to the top of Lewes Castle
Watch the Rooks play footy in the Dripping Pan
Walk from Lewes to Black Cap along the South Downs Way
Visit the original Bills restaurant in Cliffe
Visit Heart of Reeds and stroll along the river bank
See a film or band in the All Saints Center
Some time back a friend of mine put together a guided history walk around Lewes. If you’d like to read and print out a copy to use when visiting Lewes, visit the Lewes History Walk page.
Please support lewesonline by linking to it from your website.
lewesonline has been supporting Lewes for over 10 years and will be launching again soon in an updated and modern format.
Stay tuned and link to lewesonline.com to show your support.