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Lewes Priory Park

Cockshut Road, Lewes, England
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So cool!

Priory park is historical and very nicely laid out. The ruins are super interesting and the park... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Daniela R
A Hidden gem!

Having visited Lewes on many occasions, I was delighted by Priory Park. We had the benefit of a... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
anthonydoug
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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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Cockshut Road, Lewes, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Priory park is historical and very nicely laid out. The ruins are super interesting and the park itself is well kept and green. Definitely recommend checking out the Priory as well as the park.

Thank Daniela R
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Having visited Lewes on many occasions, I was delighted by Priory Park. We had the benefit of a local guide, who was invaluable in giving the historic and geographic relevance of this attractive and peaceful hidden gem.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Nice place to go for a walk, sit and watch the world go by or take the family for a picnic. If you don't want to take your own food or just want a coffee "Cafe Lazzati" is just around the corner at the Southdown...More

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Reviewed 16 February 2018

The priory was destroyed on the orders of Henry VIII but the ruins are safe and interesting, the size of it is quite astounding, plenty of information boards explain monastic life and the was the range of building stood, the medicinal garden is a recent...More

Thank Eurocrusier
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Reviewed 28 May 2017

The Priory ruins are very interesting and there are information boards to tell you more about the areas you can see. The park itself is nice to sit in and there is a great little herb garden with a lovely bench to catch the afternoon...More

Thank Hannie303
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

Well worth a stroll around. The ruins are obvious and the information boards help interpret what's there. Would be a good place for a pic nic.

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Reviewed 11 March 2017

found this out of the blue while visiting Anne of Cleves house in Lewis and found it very interesting and great for a family day out bring a picnic and the children have a great place to run and play

Thank teresa460
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

Lovely area to visit in summer for a picnic. Lovely play park for children. As a child this was all fenced off. Lovely to read the information boards and see the history and pictures of how it used to look. Great to walk amongst the...More

Thank S_jH818
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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

A nice place e of historical importance in small silent English Countryside, but well maintained, cared And preserved you the local authority, a surprising gift...

Thank drrajnishpatel
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Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

The priory trust that looks after this property has done a brilliant job of presenting it. There are sign boards around the site, a guide book (a bit pricy at £5.95) available from tourist Information and even an audio guide from the website. Parking cost...More

Thank Stuart C
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Ana A
10 August 2018|
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Response from Andrew N | Property representative |
Yes, just stay on the all weather path that runs from Cockshut road to convent field
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