LEWES STATION - 'RAILING' AGAINST MODERNISM
They say that it's better to travel than to arrive, but when you are faced with a delightful architectural gem like Lewes Railway Station, then believe me, arrival is by far the better part of the bargain. The line between Brighton and Lewes first opened in 1846 and over the years the station became a Victorian masterpiece of cast iron construction. Regular trains run between London Victoria and Lewes (roughly every 30 minutes) and from Brighton to Lewes (four each hour). So you have no excuse chaps - particularly as there's a buffet adjacent to the London platforms and a newsagents/sweetshop upstairs! I once sat opposite the wit and raconteur John Bird in the café - alas, he has since shuffled off his particular mortal coil but tea and coffee is still available from the Runway Cafe situated between Platforms 2 and 3. You'll need a valid train ticket to get to it though!
Parking in Lewes
From September 2004, between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Saturday, parking in central Lewes will only be allowed in a permitted parking bay (shown with a white broken line). Anyone parking in a bay will need to display either a permit or a pay and display ticket.
The pay and display tickets should be purchased from a nearby machine. Signs alongside parking bays show who can park in which bay...
- Permit holders only
- Pay and display tickets only
- Permit holders OR pay and display tickets (dual-use bays)
The area includes Cliffe High Street. Cliffe High Street, between the Precinct and Morris Road, is a “restricted area” which means that no parking is allowed at any time. Yellow lines do not have to be marked on the road. Loading will still be allowed.
- Road Trip
Getting out to the other towns
In the general area of Lewis I just walked everywhere! I even walked to Halsham one day and hitchhiked back to Lewis. But to get to London or Birighton there is Bus and Train service. The area is really beautiful!! If you do drive or walk to other towns there are road markers telling you how far and which direction to go. It makes it really easy to know where you are going or want to go!