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Sussex Past

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Visiting Sussex's Historic Sites.

Fishbourne Roman Palace & Gardens
Welcome to the largest Roman home in Britain. Imagine the luxury that would once have surrounded the proud owner of this lavish Roman residence. Stroll around the recreated Roman gardens – the earliest gardens found anywhere in the country – and enjoy the largest collection of mosaics in situ in the UK.
Lewes Castle & Museum
Climb to the top of this Norman Castle for stunning panoramic views across Sussex and Brack Mount, Lewes Castle has not one but two castle mounds.
The adjoining Museum of Sussex Archaeology, displaying artefacts from prehistoric to medieval Sussex. In addition, temporary exhibitions showcase treasures from our collections. There is a delightful model of the town and a short film telling the story of Lewes.
Michelham Priory House & Gardens
This picturesque island boasts the country’s largest medieval water-filled moat and offers a great day out for the family. The moat encircles a site steeped in history dating back to 1229, from its foundation by Augustinian canons, through the destruction caused by the dissolution of the monasteries in Tudor times and into its later life as a country house for farming families in times of peace and Evacuees from London and Canadian Army during WWII.
The Priest House and Gardens
15th century hall house hosting the fascinating museum of Sussex Folklore. The Priest House stands in a traditional cottage garden in the picturesque village of West Hoathly on the edge of Ashdown Forest.