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Lewes

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Nestled amongst the rolling South Downs countryside, Lewes sits firmly in the heart of rural Sussex. This pretty market town lies within easy reach of the south east coastline and combines a refreshing mix of pastoral countryside and traditional seaside villages; a recipe for a blissful British holiday.

An Introduction to Lewes The historic market town of Lewes is framed by the rolling chalky hills of the South Downs and is full to the brim with exploration opportunities, making it an interesting escape for a traditional British holiday. Steeped in intriguing history, the town was once home to Anne of Cleves (King Henry VIII’s fourth wife). Visit the charming 15th Century book shop, which has survived the test of time and proudly sits on Lewes high street. This slightly wonky timber-framed building will easily captivate for an afternoon’s whiling. Spend an afternoon browsing the local antiques or pay a visit to the local farmers market to stock up on fresh produce and enjoy a homemade self-catering meal in your luxury country cottage.

Activities in Lewes Lewes boasts great attractions which make for a wonderful day out. Spend time in the South Downs National Park for a walk or bike ride, spot wildlife in their natural habitat and immerse yourself in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Pells Pool is England’s oldest freshwater lido, this spring-fed outdoor swimming pool makes for a refreshing family day out so fill the picnic basket and enjoy dainty sandwiches on the tree-lined lawn. Visit the iconic Seven Sisters chalk cliffs in East Sussex and take a refreshing dip in the ocean at Brighton. For evening entertainment, Glyndebourne is a must; this world-renowned opera house hosts an opera festival from May-August where open air opera, black tie costume and high tea picnics create the most genteel of occasions.

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