Lewes is just a short trip on the 28 or 29 from Brighton and is filled with antique shops, quaint cafes, bakeries and craft shops. You can also visit Lewes Castle or pop into Anne of Cleves' house.
A fantastic place to visit, filled with lots of history. Climb to the top of 1000 year old Norman Castle and you will not be disappointed by stunning panoramic views of Sussex. There is also a Barbican House next door home to the Museum of Sussex Archaeology housing collections from the Stone Age to medieval times.
Open daily 10 am to 3.45 pm (November - February) and 10 am to 5.30 pm (March - October). Opening at 11 am on Sundays, Mondays and Bank holidays.
You can also visit Harvey's Brewery, the oldest independent brewery in Sussex, which is still in the Harvery family after eight generations. The brewery is incredibly popular with a long waiting list for tours. However, the brewery shop remains open 6 days a week selling beers, wines, spirits and Harvey's official merchandise.
If you feel a little peckish, there are many fantastic restaurants within Lewes and you are never a short walk away from one.