Lewes in South Downs
Just 8 minutes away on the train is Lewes, County Town of Sussex with a Norman Castle and cobbled streets. Visit the imposing, 1000- year-old Lewes Castle to enjoy panoramic views across the surrounding Sussex downland. The adjacent Barbican House is home to the Museum of Sussex Archaeology which tells the story of Lewes from prehistoric to medieval times.
What makes it special
- Visit Norman castle
- Panoramic views of countryside
- Lewis bonfire event
Other things to do nearby
YHA South Downs is right on the South Downs Way, ideal for either long distance walkers wishing to tackle the whole thing or for those wishing just to cherry pick the sections with the stunning views,
Stargazing – a simple yet intriguing and inspiring evening activity.
Various watersports are available from Newhaven Marina or from Piddinghoe Pond, both a short distance from the hostel.
Cycling is the best way to see the city of Brighton as it has been selected as one of the UK's Cycling Towns.
Revisit your childhood at one of the finest toy museums in the world! Families and the young at heart will gaze in wonder at over 10,000 toys and models.
Once a slum area, now Brighton's hippest bohemian and cultural quarter - don't miss out on over 400 indie shops, cafes and vibrant entertainment venues!
Set at the heart of Brighton's cultural quarter (in the garden of the Royal Pavilion!) this museum and gallery is home to a huge collection of amazing objects.
Soak up the history and culture of this vibrant city by pedalling between Brighton's iconic landmarks. We now sell tours at reception for groups of two or more people. Suitable for ages 13 and up.
Join Julian for his unique take on the "Brighton Story" with a guided tour around the historic town.
The South Downs National Park is on the doorstep of Brighton, so why not leave the city behind and get back to nature in the beautiful countryside?
Wild Park is situated just to the north east of Brighton city centre and is home to a selection of short, well crafted trails for both downhill riders and freeriders.
Powerboat rides, dinghy sailing, yacht sailing and powerboat training are all available at the Brighton Marina Watersports Sea Sailing School, located just east of Brighton city centre.
Want a REALLY good time? Head to one of the best comedy, cabaret and music venues in the South!
Want a REALLY good time? Head to one of the best comedy, cabaret and music venues in the south!
22 miles Eastbourne is just over 20 miles from Brighton, so why not catch the bus and explore some of its famous attractions?
The world's oldest operating aquarium is right on the sea-front! With amazing exhibits, you can see how fish and marine creatures live beneath the waves, plus there are plenty of opportunities t