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Priory Ruins

Cockshut Road, Lewes BN7 2QS, England
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Interesting if you like history

Well looked after grounds and informative notices. Lovely scenic outlook of the south downs. A... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Linda B
The Monks' toilets are an unusual spectacle

Sadly this historic ruin has very little left to explore, but with a guide you will learn much of... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
anthonydoug
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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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“herb garden” (8 reviews)
“worth a visit” (8 reviews)
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Cockshut Road, Lewes BN7 2QS, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well looked after grounds and informative notices. Lovely scenic outlook of the south downs. A pleasant place to ponder!

Thank Linda B
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Sadly this historic ruin has very little left to explore, but with a guide you will learn much of the history of Lewes and it's significance in the development of England as we know it today. The views are brilliant and it will open your...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

The people of Lewes are so lucky to have this place so near the town. We were visiting for the day and thought this would good for an A level photography project and spent an hour or so looking round and taking photos. Lots of...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018

For such a small town, there is SO much history in Lewes. A visit to the priory ruins is definitely in order - they are quite run-down when compared to other places like Arundel (which is altogether not very run-down at all), but worth visiting.

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Reviewed 14 February 2018

Peaceful ruins with lots of information about the place. It's free and an easy walk. Accessible with steps and hand rails

Thank Katie D
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

The ruins of the priory are set away from the bustle and have superb interpretation boards with pictures of the ruins superimposed on reconstructions. If only all such sites were explained in the same way. A stunning place.

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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

A great peaceful place to take In the delights of the priory's ruins and spend a leisurely morning at any time of year.

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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

This is a great site if you like runs and history. An easy walk form the center fo Lewes, it is free to wander around and learn about the huge community of monks who lived here. It is remarkable to think about how big and...More

Thank SCtripchick
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Ruins with a difference! They are laid out in a spacious parkland with lots of readable site markers and associated info. It is mindboggling to realised how they built such an advanced structure. Very easy to walk around at a relaxed pace and afterwards to...More

Thank frj123
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

Quite substantial ruins with really useful boards to highlight what life was like for the monks. You get a feel for how big the priory was. Lovely herb garden too.Great free attraction.

Thank BargeeGirl
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