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White Hart Hotel
High Street, Lewes, BN7 1XE
   +44 (0)1273 476694
Single from: £63.00
Double from: £85.00
per room per night
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YHA South Downs
Itford Farm, Beddingham, Lewes, East Sussex,, Lewes, BN8 6JS
   +44 (0)1273 858241
Single from: £12.99
Double from: £12.99
per room per night
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The city of Lewes, in East Sussex, has served as an important market town for centuries now. These days Lewes is more well-known as a tourist town and anybody who has ever visited or seen a panoramic picture of the town is well aware of the beauty and splendor that permeate every nook of the bustling burg. With its rolling hills and lush flora intermingled with the gorgeous buildings both new and old, Lewes has been an object of admiration for time immemorial. In the 1800s the famed William Morris wrote of the city, "You can see Lewes lying like a box of toys under a great amphitheatre of chalk hills. On the whole it is set down better than any town I've seen in England".

While the brilliant architecture no doubt helps bolster Lewes' status as a unique and captivating burg, one can't diminish the perfect situation that the city's natural landscape has provided. Lewes is surrounded by the impressive hill system called the South Downs and the glorious Ouse River, lifeblood to the land for millennia, flows right through Lewes adding further to the natural spectacle. It is little wonder, then, that countless civilizations have been drawn to Lewes from the Saxons, who built a castle here, to the Roman Empire and the Norman invasion. This has made the city a treasure trove of historical architecture and, aside from the natural splendor that Lewes has to offer, the manmade relics to be found in the city are similarly fascinating and humbling.

St. John's town center, for instance, is home to the oldest church in all of Lewes. This was once a smaller Saxon manor but it was destroyed in the 1700s. The main part of the building was restored and added onto until it became the St. John's church in 1839. Visitors today can still see this impressive relic and marvel at the many architectural differences inherent in the building. Near St. Anne's is the famed Roman Catholic Church of Lewes and, right next to it, is an old Quaker house known as the Religious Society of Friends. This building is over three hundred years and it consistently draws tourists each year to view this ancient edifice.

This isn't to say that the manmade constructions are the oldest features to be found in Lewes. On the contrary, the city's history dates far back into the past, long before Saxon castles into the Paleolithic era. The Southerham Works Pit, for instance, was once a thriving chalk pit and visitors can see the many remains of fossilized fish that had lived and died in Lewes millions of years ago. The Railway Land nature reserve is also an important ecological area and its marshy Heart of Reeds area is home to many endangered and rare creatures. This is the nature of Lewes, though. It is a city that has managed to maintain the natural features that have made the city beautiful for centuries while also adding to the mix the fascinating history of humankind with all its ancient architecture and craftsmanship.

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