Where to stay around Lewes?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 652 holiday lettings near Lewes. From 301 apartments to 202 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Lewes for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Lewes?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Lewes. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Spring Barn Farm Park: 1,071 holiday lettings
  • Lewes Castle: 1,087 holiday lettings
  • Southover Grange Gardens: 1,081 holiday lettings
  • Lewes Station: 1,083 holiday lettings
  • Lewes Golf Club: 1,090 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Lewes listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent apartments in Lewes?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 301 apartments in Lewes. Our other popular types of Lewes holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 202 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 100 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 12 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including barns and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Lewes?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 16 holiday homes with pool available in Lewes. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Lewes, East Sussex your home away from home

    The medieval town of Lewes lies on a tributary of the River Ouse which meanders through the scenic South Downs to Newhaven. The town dates back to the 11th century and earlier. The Normans built a fine flint castle and the ruins still dominate the town today. The steep cobbled streets are known as “twittens” and 15th century cottages appear unchanged. They are a favourite setting for historic dramas and films. A vacation home in Lewes is the perfect base from which to explore the surrounding countryside, the coastal resort of Brighton and the many historic castles in this lovely area.

    Things to Do in Lewes, East Sussex


    Lewes and the small towns in the area of East Sussex are perfect for shopping. In particular the town has a fine selection of speciality shops along with many art galleries and craft shops.

    Antique Hunting

    Lewes is one of the major centres in Britain for antiques. It has three auction houses and many charming shops to browse for treasure. The Old Needlemakers in the 19th century candle and needle factory now houses a collection of antique shops and a café.

    Following History

    The area around Lewes is rich in historic sites. The 1066 Battle of Hastings site is particularly interesting and there is now an Abbey marking the site of Harold’s death. The battlefield has an award-winning exhibition depicting the Norman conquest of England and the changes it brought about.

    Places to Visit Near Lewes, East Sussex Anne of Cleves House Museum

    One of the most interesting attractions is the Anne of Cleves House, given to Anne as part of her divorce settlement from Henry VIII. It now houses a collection of exhibits from the Elizabethan era along with the Wealdon Ironwork Gallery.


    Charleston was the former home of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant and now contains a wonderful collection of their artwork along with paintings by Picasso, Derain and Renoir.

    Herstmonceux Castle

    This 15th century moated castle is one of the most impressive castles in England. Set in beautiful landscaped parkland it has superb Elizabethan walled gardens with a lily pond and folly. The castle was built on the site of Roman remains as a country home for the Fiennes family rather than as a defensive fortress.

    Weather in Lewes, East Sussex

    The East Sussex coast enjoys mild winters with temperatures rarely dropping below freezing. The summers are pleasantly warm, reaching 72°F (22°C). The area has moderate rainfall, heaviest in the winter months.

    Getting to Lewes, East Sussex

    Your Lewes vacation rental is just 21 miles from London Gatwick Airport. London City Airport is 44 miles away and London Heathrow is 46 miles from Lewes. The area is very easy to drive to, lying just south of the M25 along the M23/A23.

    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)

    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)