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Lewes, East Sussex

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Area Covered:This guide covers Lewes and the surrounding villages including Offham, St John Without, Plumpton, East Chiltington, chiltington, Cooksbridge, Barcombe, Hamsey, Stoneham, Ringmer, Beddingham, Glyndebourne and Glynde.
Where:Situated just eight miles east of Brigton, Lewes is the administrative capital of East Sussex.
Why Visit:With a great selection of shops, restaurants and pubs, visit Lewes for a great day out. Home to the famous Sussex beer, Harveys, the brewery in Lewes still operates today and produces different bitters every month. Visit Lewes on 5th November and watch the amazing spectacle of the Lewes Bonfire when the town's seven bonfire societies parade in dark and exciting customes. At any other time of year, Lewes makes a great base for exploring much of the Sussex Weald.
Places of Interest:In Lewes itself, we recommend a tour of Harveys Brewery and Lewes Castle. For music lovers, a trip to Glyndebourne, just a few miles to the east of Lewes, is an absolute must. If you like horse-racing, the course at Plumpton is nearby.
Using this Guide:Use the navigation bar on the left to click through to our guide to accommodation in Lewes (the best hotels, B&B's, guest houses and self-catering accommodation), our guide to eating out in Lewes (the best restaurants, bistros, cafes, tea shops, pubs, bars and country pubs) and a directory of local food sources (shops, markets and specialist local food suppliers in Lewes).