Local attractions

Stay Lewes, Coast & Country

Stay Lewes, Coast & Country is the official visitor website for the Lewes area, which has been refreshed, mobile enabled and made more user-friendly to the visitor.

It includes an events calendar, ideas for days out, places to stay, places to shop and eat and has a ‘Locals Love’ section sharing the favourite places that only locals know.

There are daily tweets @enjoylewes from the team at the Tourist Information Centres, who are also on hand with a welcoming face-to-face service at the TICs in Seaford and Lewes.

To help you enhance your visit to Glyndebourne – www.staylewes.org

(Photo © Xavier D Buendia)

Farley Farm House

Tucked away in the Sussex countryside, Farley Farm House conjures up an extraordinary atmosphere that testifies to its position as a meeting place for some of the key personalities in 20th-century art.

Lee Miller and Roland Penrose came to live in Farley Farm House in 1949 and for the next 35 years they amassed a collection of contemporary art treasures, many created by their friends and visitors including Pablo Picasso, Man Ray, Max Ernst, Paul Éluard and Joan Miró. These works and numerous others are exhibited in the house alongside those of Penrose and Miller giving the visitor a fascinating look into the surrealist world.

Today the collection is managed by the Penrose family as a privately run archive and museum. Each Sunday (April-October) the house, sculpture garden and gallery open to visitors. Private group tours can also be arranged.

Plan your visit at farleyfarmhouse.co.uk.

Jerwood Gallery, Hastings Old Town

Opened in March 2012, the award-winning Jerwood Gallery sits next to the fishing beach in Hastings’ historic Old Town. The gallery is home to the Jerwood Collection of Modern and Contemporary British art and a varied temporary exhibition programme.

Jerwood Collection’s main focus is from the First World War to the 1960s. Highlights include works by some of the great British artists of the previous century, including Sir Stanley Spencer, LS Lowry, Walter Sickert and Augustus John.

The gallery café, Webbe’s at Jerwood Gallery, overlooks the fishing beach, has an outside sun terrace and offers panoramic views of the coastline. It’s a fantastic location for a coffee, lunch or afternoon tea.