A fun afternoon was spent this week with my bed and breakfast friends in Lewes. We were invited by Sussex Past for a private tour of Lewes Castle and Anne of Cleaves House Museum. The weather was interesting from the top of Lewes Castle, we had snow followed by blue skies you could see far and wide with great views over The South Downs National Park. A perfect location for a castle as a look out for potential invaders!
Last year at White Lodge B&B we had decedents of the original Castle inhabitants to stay. They had great fun exploring Lewes Castle and The Priory and delving further into their family tree at The Keep in Brighton.
The castle history and its archaeology were fascinating and a big thank you to Debbie Matthews and her team for making us all most welcome and making us take the time to appreciate what is on our doorstep. John Bleach our local historian brought the history of the town, its people and the castle to life. Lewes is a fabulous town and we are very lucky to live in such a fiery spirited independent town!
I didn’t know that Sussex Past - The Sussex Archaeological Society is an independent charity with no public funding and largely relies on generated income, membership and donations. This public support funds the upkeep of not only Lewes Castle but also the fabulous properties of Anne Of Cleaves House, Michelham Priory, The Priest House, The Long Man, Marlipins Museum, Fishbone Roman Palace and The Bull House. So come visit and support these great building and have a great day out.
Fancy a different wedding venue - you can get married at Lewes Castle and stay with us in White Lodge Bed luxury bed and breakfast! We are welcoming many wedding guests this summer and look forward to our first bride getting ready at White Lodge at the end of May.