Removals to or from Lewes, East Sussex – we have the local knowledge
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Moving to Lewes East Sussex?
Lewes is a town in the Lewes district of East Sussex and is the county town of East Sussex. Its medieval streets, old English churches and twittens – a Sussex word for alleyway – allow visitors to get a flavour of the olde worlde Lewes.
Surrounded by chalk cliffs, the town is dominated by the remains of a Norman castle and is also home to the townhouse of Anne of Cleves – the fourth wife of King Henry VIII.
Lewes also has numerous contemporary art galleries and other historic sites including the once Priory of Saint Pancras – a casualty of the dissolution of the monasteries.
Lewes, being a market town of small, specialist, independent retailers and on certain days, the subtle aromas wafting from Harvey’s Brewery will attract any visitor to Cliffe High Street. Bookshops, boutiques and antique centres sit alongside individual craft workshops, and the restaurants, cafes, and pubs offer delicious choices all year round with real emphasis on local produce.
Lewes is situated in a gap in the South Downs which runs the river Ouse runs through. It is approximately ten miles from Brighton and Hove. To the east of the town the downs rise sharply forming a large chalk cliff that can be seen for many miles – the adjacent part of the town is known as Cliffe. The southern part of the town is known as Southover.
The town is famous for its annual Guy Fawkes Night celebrations on the 5th of November. In Lewes this event not only marks the date of the uncovering of the Gunpowder Plot in 1605, but also commemorates the memory of 17 Protestant martyrs who were burnt at the stake in the town during the Marian Persecutions of 1555–1557.
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