Destination guide

Travel to friendly Lewes

Take a holiday to Lewes and enjoy the area's history, culture and opera. Well known for its gardens, bars and spas, this welcoming city won't disappoint. Sheffield Park Garden and Drusilla's Zoo are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in Lewes

Do you want to discover attractions to visit while you're in town? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Lewes a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Drusilla's Zoo (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Brighton Sea Life Centre (9.5 mi / 15.3 km)
  • Brighton Pier (9.5 mi / 15.3 km)
  • Eastbourne Pier (14.2 mi / 22.8 km)
  • Lewes Golf Club (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • East Sussex National Golf Club (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Lewes

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Lewes. These are some of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sheffield Park Garden (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Brighton Beach (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)
  • Beachy Head (14.2 mi / 22.9 km)
  • Southover Grange Gardens (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Lewes Priory Park (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Spring Barn Farm Park (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Lewes

The nearest airport is in London (LGW-Gatwick), located 20 mi (32.1 km) from the city centre.

If you prefer to travel by train, Lewes Cooksbridge Station, Lewes Station and Lewes Glynde Station are the main stations in the city.

How many holiday rentals are available around Lewes?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,048 holiday lettings around Lewes. From 399 flats & apartments to 251 cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a beach property in Lewes?

Crystal clear waters, white sands and spectacular sunsets as your canvas. If that sounds like your idea of paradise, now's your opportunity to truly bliss out. HomeAway has 257 holiday homes by the beach. Want to try a different setting? See if any of our other properties take your fancy. Our range here includes:

  • 208 seaside holiday accommodation options.
  • 132 town holiday accommodation options.
  • 113 city-centre holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Lewes?

Having room to move, cooking your own meals, great views — if any of this appeals to you, an apartment is an awesome option. You can choose from 594 different options with the help of HomeAway. How does £20 per night sound? That's what you're looking at paying if you don't leave it too long! Or maybe you'd rather one of the area's other sought-after self-catering accommodation options, such as:

  • House: 441 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £22 per night.
  • Cottage: 204 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £68 per night.
  • Hotel: 85 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £24 per night.

Can I stay in Lewes in a large group?

There's nothing quite like being somewhere totally new with your friends and loved ones. The good news is HomeAway has some options suitable for big groups. Apartment holiday rentals are the most popular choice for big groups of guests, with 81 available here. In the area, the holiday rentals that can accommodate large groups of guests include:

  • Are you looking for places that can house 6 people? We have 210 that will suit. Prices begin from just £86 per night.
  • After a place for 5 people? We have 79 that will serve you well. You can book one for as little as £79 per night.
  • Searching for rentals to suit 8 guests? You'll be happy to learn we have 69 that'll be ideal. You can score one for as little as £110 per night.

So don't fear! When you travel with us you can bring your mom, your brother and all your pals to Lewes.