On 31 Jul 2014 at 12:58pm sface wrote:
Just moved to the area and a friend of mine is visiting at the weekend. Any suggestions for places to go / things to do that don't involve being outside?
On 31 Jul 2014 at 1:12pm Thomas Jerome Newton wrote:
Current forceast shows a bit of rain on Saturday, but not huge amounts (that may change) and tailing off after lunch - Proms in the Paddock is outdoors but should still be largely unaffected
Indoors - usualy music in the Union Record Store at 3pm ish
Anne of Cleves House?
On 31 Jul 2014 at 4:53pm Helper wrote:
Here's a list of things you can't do in Lewes, if that helps.
Cinema, Bowling Alley, Art Gallery, Museum, Aquarium , Zoo, Pier, Stately Home, City Bus Tour, Wax Works, Shopping Mall, Lewes Eye. We do actually have a couple of those items on the list, but it would take you longer to have a coffee, than to visit them ! Get the bus to Brighton !
On 31 Jul 2014 at 6:44pm Rods Tiger wrote:
Helper - I expect you mean, apart from the several excellent galleries, a couple of museums, Drusilla's Zoo, Glynde Place and Firle Place. Time you took your blinkers off, I think.
On 31 Jul 2014 at 6:55pm Helper wrote:
@Rods Tiger Last time I looked Drusilla's, Glynde Place or Firle Place weren't in Lewes !
On 31 Jul 2014 at 7:32pm Csbs wrote:
Rain or shine it goes ahead , just bring a coat , brolly etc and enjoy
On 31 Jul 2014 at 7:48pm belladonna wrote:
You really can't compare a small country town with a large regional city, but we have a castle with great views, a couple of museums, several art galleries, lots of pubs, good antique and other shops, bowls on castle green, ancient priory, theatre, sometimes cinema etc, spring fed pool, river and lots of good walking.
On 31 Jul 2014 at 10:15pm rookie wrote:
......and a fantastic football club.
On 31 Jul 2014 at 11:47pm convenient wrote:
Helper , perhaps you don't like lewes but many do , I have no knowledge of any inland towns that have a pier , and by the very title of it a "city tour" is probably out too . And if you think a shopping mall is a treat well then I feel sorry for you , But as you mention it , the beauty of Lewes is that if you tire of its many virtues then yes Brighton is only a short ride away .My guess would be that Helper lives in a secure unit and is allowed an hour of computer time every other day . Sface im sure your guests will love their weekend here whatever they do .
On 1 Aug 2014 at 7:14am Sussex Jim wrote:
I think the farmers' market takes place on the first Saturday of the month.
On 1 Aug 2014 at 9:55am Rods Tiger wrote:
Helper - Lewes District.
On 1 Aug 2014 at 3:11pm Winterbourne Wanderer wrote:
There are several places online to find out what's on. One is this very site - just click on 'What's On' at the top. There is also Viva Lewes which lists several indoor events (link below). Obvious indoor sites in town that visitors might like are Anne of Cleves House, and the castle (some bits are inside, anyway).
Check it out here »
On 1 Aug 2014 at 5:10pm skeptical green wrote:
Agree with those who speak up for Lewes, but a proper cinema would be nice. Also re inland pier, what about Wigan, the road to which is also an interesting read?
On 1 Aug 2014 at 7:40pm Historian wrote:
'Small country town' I was under the impression it was The County Town !
On 4 Aug 2014 at 2:24pm Peter Storm wrote:
Of course, part of the beauty of Lewes is its setting in the South Downs, so why not simply don your waterproofs and appropriate footwear and get outside regardless of the weather.
Why are so many people scared of a drop of rain these days?
Why does the weather have to be dry to enjoy wandering around the town and Priory, or to enjoy walking up onto Landport bottom or Kingston ridge?
Get out there and enjoy Lewes in all weathers - if nothign else it's always a good excuse for a coffee, or hot chocolate, laced with a little "tipple" when you get back - or an excuse to pop into one of the many coffee or tea-shops for a cuppa and a slice of cake while you dry out.
Still, if the "fair weather types" won't venture out in a spot of wind or rain at least it leaves the place free for those of us that do :-) .