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Lewes named among best 15 UK places to visit in 2024

Lewes was praised by Time Out for its 'charming wonky streets' and food options <i>(Image: Kenneth Taylor/Getty Images)</i>
Lewes was praised by Time Out for its 'charming wonky streets' and food options (Image: Kenneth Taylor/Getty Images)

A Sussex town has been included among the top 15 UK places to visit in 2024 according to Time Out.

Lewes featured in seventh place on the list and was the only representative from Sussex to be included.

It beat out locations such as Newcastle, Falmouth, Manchester, Norwich and Wrexham in terms of placement.

Discussing the list Time Out said: "The full list of 15 UK destinations features picturesque seaside towns, buzzing cities and other-worldly islands, demonstrating that Brits don’t need to travel far to experience some of the best food, drink, culture and attractions in the world.

Great British Life: Lewes was ranked above places such as Newcastle and ManchesterLewes was ranked above places such as Newcastle and Manchester (Image: Liz Finlayson)

"The list was curated by Time Out’s network of editors and contributors, who ranked the places based on their current dining, drinking and arts scenes, as well as exciting new openings and big events in the year to come." 

The full Time Out list and information about the locations can be found on their website here.

Top 15 UK places to visit in 2024

According to Time Out, these are the 15 best places to visit in the UK for 2024:

  1. Bristol
  2. Hull
  3. Isles of Scilly
  4. London
  5. Belfast
  6. St Andrews
  7. Lewes
  8. Newcastle
  9. Falmouth
  10. Manchester
  11. Ramsgate
  12. Norwich
  13. Alnmouth
  14. Ullapool
  15. Wrexham

Discussing Lewes Time Out praised it for its "charming wonky streets" as well as a "hodgepodge of artisan stores and delicious foodie spots".

In terms of things to do the news site suggested Lewes Castle and Lewes Priory to learn about the town's history and browse the independent shops in The Needlemakers.

For food veggie burgers at Bun and Bean were recommended alongside pastry desserts from Flint Owl Bakery.

Great British Life: Lewes has plenty of options for great shops and scenery to take inLewes has plenty of options for great shops and scenery to take in (Image: Andrew Gardner/Newsquest)

Additionally, the Glyndebourne Opera House is hosting a festival of opera from May 16 to August 25 if you wanted to plan a trip for then.

Lewes has not only been recognised by Time Out as a great place to visit, as it was named the best place to live in Sussex this year by Muddy Stilettos.

Chiara Wilkinson, Features Editor at Time Out UK said: “We’re over the moon to share our Time Out list of the best places to visit in the UK in 2024.

"These destinations have buzzy new openings, excellent food and drink offerings and pinch-me-moment landscapes.

"With its vibrant cultural scene set to get even bigger next year, Bristol was a deserving winner – but it was also great to see underrated destinations like Hull, Wrexham and Falmouth take their spots in the top 15. If you need an excuse to book a staycation, surely this is it.”



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