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Places of Interest and Things to Do in Lewes & around Sussex

When staying at Pelham House there are always lots of things to see and do, both in Lewes, Brighton and surrounding areas.

The countryside and coast around Lewes is recognised for its beauty, in an otherwise crowded south of England, and includes the Seven Sisters country park and South Downs National Park.

It is a ideal for those who enjoy hiking, canoeing, cycling or just having a picnic.


City Villages & Areas of Interest

Wander away from the city centre in any direction and discover one of the many city villages, each with its own unique atmosphere and character.  

Attractions & Tours

Within easy reach of Pelham House Hotel in Lewes there are a whole host of exciting attractions for you to visit on your trip to the East Coast, including magnificent country houses, nature trails, Steam railway adventures and so much more.


Listed as one of the top 10 city beach break destinations in the world, Brighton, just 10 minutes from Pelham House in Lewes has a legendary seafront with its traditional seaside attractions, sensational bars, cafes and clubs and famous Victorian pier is hard to beat.

Discover Lewes

Lewes is an old county town with a big reputation, a long history and lively present. Highlights on a walk around town might include the Castle and Town Museum, Anne of Cleves’ House and the Priory Ruins, and a long stroll up and down the lengthy High Street.

Lewes Art Galleries

As well as having its own art gallery and sculpture garden, Pelham House is part of a thriving art scene in Lewes.

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A short distance from Lewes is the world renowned Glyndebourne Festival Opera

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Middle Farm

Middle farm is a Open working family farm with farm shop and restaurant. The cider shop is one of the best in the South East, with over 100 draught ciders and perries. As well as cider they also stock brandies, gins, award winning vodkas and wines.

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Charleston is internationally known as the former home of artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant and the country meeting place of the Bloomsbury group. It opens from the 19th March to 2nd November.

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Brighton’s South Laines

The South Lanes formed the original streets of Brighthelmstone, although the buildings you see today were built in the later part of the 18th Century.

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Sealife Brighton

The World’s Oldest operating Aquarium
The sealife centre is located right beside Brighton’s famous Pier.

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Anne of Cleves’ House

Anne of Cleves was perhaps the luckiest of Henry VIII’s wives.

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Lewes Castle

Lewes Castle was built in 1069 by the brother-in-law of William the Conqueror.

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