Yesterday, my friends and I decided to take a day-trip to the town of Lewes (pronounced like the boy’s name “Louis”). Although only a ten minute train ride from our university, the small town feels like a region far away in England. Upon arrival to the town, we walked around Priory Ruins. These were remnants of a castle built centuries ago for monks.
We then walked to the Southover Grange Gardens, a reserved space in the center of the small town. The gardens were beautiful and so was the weather, so a few of us decided to take a short nap right in the grass. The extravagant flowers and scenery allowed for a pleasant environment. After a walk through the grounds, we decided to travel elsewhere to see more of Lewes.
My friend Trine sleeping in the gardens
It was easy to tell that this was a quiet yet beautiful small English town on the countryside. Our group went into bookstores, a pub, and even a flea market. At the flea market, it was great to see all the old collectables that were part of British society just fifty or one hundred years ago.
We concluded our day by going to the Lewes Castle, which was still fully intact and stood as the highest point of the town. For just seven pounds (student discount), we were able to go into the courtyard and up into the castle. It was awesome being able to see the views of the town, along with knowing you were standing in a building almost one thousand years old.
Lewes Castle and Gardens
At the end of the day, I was pretty tired and longed the journey back home to the university. But then I remembered that we were only ten minutes away. I definitely plan on coming back to this town for another relaxing day trip.