Lewes Priory Park

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Lewes Priory Park
4.5
Historic Sites • Parks • Scenic Walking Areas
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Founded in the 11th century by monks from Cluny in France, the Priory of St Pancras survived until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1537. There is much to see at Priory Park. Walk in the footsteps of medieval monks and imagine how the buildings once looked with the aid of our interpretation panels. A herb garden grows plants that monks would have used for medicinal, culinary and ceremonial purposes. The South Downs frame the site; providing a spectacular setting. Open all year round, free entry.
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T_DUDE2021
England, UK1 contribution
A highly enjoyable and historic day out.
Jun 2020
A lovely place for a family day out, I highly recommend. There is a park in the ground for the kids and information boards around the site for those of you who are more into history.
Written 8 January 2021
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sheepygold
london4,589 contributions
Well worth a detour
Aug 2020 • Couples
This is a pleasant park with ruins of an 11th century priory. There are numerous excellent information boards to guide you around the ruins, lots of drawings to fill in the gaps and even a small model.
Written 13 August 2020
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japbike1000
Sompting, UK71 contributions
Peaceful place
Jun 2019
Stopped here for a sandwich. Discovered it during a treasure hunt with my granddaughter. A place to wander round and relax.
Written 26 October 2019
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Amne W
158 contributions
A very ancient monastery
Sep 2019 • Friends
A beautiful park with lovely trees with the remains of an ancient monastery dedicated to St Pancras. Very peaceful, there is a tea shop and craft centre in the grounds
Written 4 October 2019
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JFRA1962
Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK4 contributions
Trip to Lewes
Jul 2019
Lovely clear park, great for picnic with the backdrop of the priory ruins. This was first stop on trip to Lewes which included castle
Written 6 August 2019
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George W
Godalming, UK20 contributions
Interesting and well maintained
May 2019 • Family
What a great site loads of interesting ruins complimented by well thought out information boards which led you through the history of this massive area.
Written 5 June 2019
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donks83
Eastbourne, UK121 contributions
Lovely place for an interesting stroll
Jul 2018 • Solo
This free to visit attraction is filled with interesting facts and sights to see. Perfect way to while away an hour or 2.
Written 5 June 2019
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Jessica K
Lewes, UK12 contributions
Hidden Gem
May 2019 • Family
We come to the priory about once/week (and have been doing so for years). There is a lovely playground on the east side (technically just outside the priory) and the inside is still beautiful. Some people walk their dogs here, but we have never had any issues with mess or unfriendly dogs. The paths are well kept and smooth. It's such a lovely park. (If you are into Pokemon Go there are 7 poke stops in the Priory and places to sit on benches where you can spin a few at a time.)
Written 21 May 2019
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KeithGR
London, UK33 contributions
At the end of ramble
Apr 2019 • Couples
This historic site is well worth a visit, explaining well the significance of Lewes before the dissolution of the monastery under Henry VIII. Both the priory and the castle share a common original benefactor... Fascinating place.
Written 27 April 2019
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Daniela R
11 contributions
does what it says on the tin
Nov 2018 • Couples
great, dog loved it! (Lewes Castle isn’t dog friendly) the notices give a lot of info and it’s nice and quiet
Written 28 November 2018
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