A Day in Lewes

day in Lewes

What a girl to do when all she wants to do is explore a castle and to try and enjoys a summer day. Have a day in Lewes off course.

In an effort to beat the summer school rush and to try and make the most of summer, we decided last week to spend a day in Lewes; where we can explore a castle and visit a Tudor home.  When I say beating the summer school rush, I mean it us trying to enjoy a day somewhere that isn’t filled with kids.  Us enjoying summer before the schools have broken up for summer. As once the kids are on their summer holiday – it a nightmare to go anywhere.

So where were I, oh us having a day at Lewes. It a little village outside of London and it smack bang in the middle of the East Sussex countryside. As you will see from these pictures, it’s a little village that is surrounded by miles and miles of countryside. Perfect if you like that kind of thing.

We were there to explore it castle, eat and drinks in one of their pubs and to visit a Tudor house. Plus, it gave us the excuses we needed to get out of London for the day.

I also do have a confession; I just love exploring old castles. It’s the history buff in me, I can’t help myself. So when an opportunity does arise where I can explore an old castle – I’m on it faster than a bullet train.

So imagine my excitement when Richard suggested Lewes castle.  I Imagined dark towers with secret passageway that no one has discovered yet. I also imagined spiral staircase and old tapestry hidden with secret clue for buried treasure.

Well when we go there, I wasn’t half wrong. There were dark towers with spiral staircase, but no hidden treasure or secret passageway. When we got there, there was much to see in all honesty.

It was the case of climbing up the very narrow spiral staircase to get to the top of the tower and to see the views. Then climbing back down and not to fall down and break your neck.

Oh well, the history buff in me was still happy and at least I got to explore a castle.

While we were there, we also visited Anne of Cleves Tudor home. Now how good is your history, who was she the wife of? Tell me in the comment and you get a high five from me.

I do love a good Tudor home, but sadly this one was very bare and wasn’t very large. But oh well sitting outside in the garden having ice cream was nice enough.

Anyway that enough of me rambling on, I will let these pictures do the talking. That was my day in Lewes.

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  • Reply
    Hannah Anderson
    10th July 2017 at 10:10 am

    Sounds like you had a lovely day! Gorgeous photos too 🙂

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    kristin mccarthyw
    10th July 2017 at 11:39 am

    I am so jealous that you got to visit this place!

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    10th July 2017 at 11:39 am

    Great photos! Looks like you had a great time, it’s always nice to have a nice sunny day somewhere

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    10th July 2017 at 12:11 pm

    England is so beautiful! I wish I lived in a place where I can just take a road trip and see a castle 😀 Looks like a fairytale

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    Alex Drummond
    10th July 2017 at 12:50 pm

    Amazing images

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    10th July 2017 at 1:51 pm

    It looks really great here and good idea to get there before the holidays start!!
    Em x

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    10th July 2017 at 3:08 pm

    This looks like a great trip!

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    10th July 2017 at 4:20 pm

    I remember going on a school trip there and it still looks just as beautiful, thanks for sharing

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    10th July 2017 at 4:26 pm

    These are such beautiful pictures I’ve always wanted to visit a castle so fun!!

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    Shirley Corder
    10th July 2017 at 4:30 pm

    What an amazing walk through history, Anna! I love this post. Thanks for sharing such beautiful photos! Common Saying starting with D.

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    10th July 2017 at 5:38 pm

    I love Lewes it’s such a pretty town. My son goes to
    School up the road in Chailey.

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    10th July 2017 at 6:45 pm

    Beautiful Anna, absolutely love all the photos you took! x

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    10th July 2017 at 6:54 pm

    What a lovely looking place. I have a soft spot for castles being a fantasy writer. Impressive photographs too.

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    Jenn Wang
    10th July 2017 at 7:56 pm

    How gorgeous! Your pictures are incredible. I’ve been to the UK before but have never been to Lewes. It looks like such a quaint place! Thanks for sharing.


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    Bryce Rae
    10th July 2017 at 9:09 pm

    Awesome photo’s. I will definitely do the likes of this one day. I find it hard to believe the age of some buildings in the U.K

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    10th July 2017 at 11:30 pm

    Those were amazing pictures. Thanks for sharing, another item to pin to my bucket list.

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    11th July 2017 at 3:11 am

    This looks so cool! I love exploring new places, and I’m a sucker for a quaint town in the countryside!

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    the sophia diaries
    11th July 2017 at 5:18 am

    Never heard of this place, it seems like a place my bf would love to explore!!

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    11th July 2017 at 9:36 am

    What a beautiful place! I love your pictures Anna! And your outfit is so good, stylish and fresh!

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    11th July 2017 at 10:25 am

    Lewes is such a nice place to visit. The last time I was there was a few years back during bonfire night. Would love to make a trip there one day, while the sun is out, and visit the castles. Your pics look really nice too, and brings back some nice memories of my time there :). Thanks for sharing.

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    Sharon Chanyau
    11th July 2017 at 12:15 pm

    Lewes looks so clean and pretty, Infact i love how it looks everything is clean. I have never heard of it but its some place i would want to visit and maybe live in. I love the images as well.

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    11th July 2017 at 2:17 pm

    Sounds really fun! Your pictures are incredible!

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    11th July 2017 at 9:48 pm

    Oh my, Lewes looks absolutely beautiful! A friend of mine lived in London and travelled around, but he never mentioned this place! A good friend of mine just left for the UK yesterday, so I will have to tell her about this place! It looks so, so pretty!

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    12th July 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Lovely photos of the place , thanks for sharing

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