The largest town in the South Downs National Park, Lewes is popular for its shopping, restaurants and cafes. It is steeped in history, a fascinating town with its own currency (www.thelewespound.org) , antique shops and art galleries, cosy pubs and famous bonfire night celebrations!. Get lost in the little twittens (Sussex lanes), visit the nature reserves, eat wonderful local food and look out for the well-kept station gardens.
Lewes is a Community Rail Station
- Lewes Station Pots & Plants
- Art on the Line
Anne of Cleves House
Discover how Tudors and Elizabethans lived, worked and relaxed at home. Part of Anne of Cleve's divorce settlement from Henry VIII, the house dates from the 15th century. Other highlights include the authentically furnished kitchen and the garden which uses traditional plants and Tudor planting schemes.
The Priory of St Pancras
Step back in time with the Medieval Monks. A recreated herb garden grows to demonstrate how the monks used herbs to heal, cook and celebrate. A wheelchair-accessible trail leads through the ancient Priory ruins, with information about the daily life of the monks.
South Downs National Park
With over 3,300 km of paths, the South Downs National Park offers a diverse, breath-taking landscape. Its green rolling pastures, wide open spaces, ancient woodlands, river valleys and dramatic coastline truly encompass the National Park ethos. Amberley, Arundel and Pulborough stations offer unparalleled access to walks and bike rides, wildlife and heritage.
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