THE TOWN OF LEWES

Only 12 km from Brighton, Lewes is set in a gap in the hills of the South Downs.

Lewes has a history going back many hundred of years. After the Norman Invasion, William de Warenne built a castle here. Our tour will take in the ruins of the castle, the narrow back streets of the town, and the White Hart hotel (known as the "Cradle of American Independence" where Thomas Paine forged his radical policies) and you will hear about how Rodin and the Kiss played their part in Lewes too.

Of course, I will not forget to tell you about the Lewes Bonfire processions. The celebrations are the largest and most famous Bonfire Night celebrations in the country!

Groups of more than 30 people would require a second guide for this walking tour.

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