Lewes is the county town of East Sussex and is situated at an ancient crossing of the River Ouse.

Lewes is home to several significant historic buildings, including Lewes Castle, the remains of Lewes Priory, Bull House (the former home of Thomas Paine), Southover Grange and public gardens, a 16th Century timber-framed Wealden Hall House which once belonged to Anne of Cleves, fourth wife of King Henry VIII. The beautiful, medieval hall house was given to Anne as part of her annulment settlement.

Lewes Town has the perfect balance between quirky, independent shops and boutiques and high street shops, all mixed with a wide variety of quaint bookshops, charity and antique shops for the many visiting bargain hunters.

Lewes is also famous for its annual Bonfire Celebrations.

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