insideSUSSEX Magazine Issue 08 - October 2015 - Page 73

TOWNSPOTLIGHT Lewes cont. Glyndebourne House Things to Do Lewes Castle & Museum If you love history, this is certainly the place to go! Climb to the top of this 1000 year old Norman Castle for stunning panoramic views across Sussex. The adjoining Barbican House is home to t he Museum of Sussex Archaeology and houses local collections from the Stone Age to medieval times. A mini-cinema tells the story of Lewes from prehistoric to Victorian times. Glyndebourne House Founded in 1934 by John Christie and his opera singer wife, Audrey Mildmay, Glyndebourne is committed to presenting opera of the highest quality, commissioning new work, developing new talent and reaching new audiences. A day out at Glyndebourne includes exploring the grounds, visiting the archive and gallery, and having a picnic on the lawn. Monk’s House Charleston Charleston was the home and country meeting place of the Bloomsbury group. Entry to the house is by guided tour only from Wednesday to Saturday. Tours leave at regular intervals throughout the afternoon and there are ten spaces on each tour. On Sundays and bank holidays you can explore at your own pace. the novelist Virginia Woolf from 1919 until Leonard’s death in 1969. Get to know Leonard and Virginia Woolf, and the wider Bloomsbury Group, by visiting Monk's House. Full of their favourite things, the house appears as if they just stepped out for a walk. Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare Raystede is free to visit almost every day of the year. This sanctuary, with its sizeable lakes, offers a safe haven for visiting waterfowl as well as for the chickens, turkeys, ducks, and geese. The sanctuary also offers a lifelong home for goats, horses, ponies, and donkeys which are no longer wanted. The Hearth The Hearth was, once upon a time, an altogether different prospect; it used to be the greasy spoon café in Lewes bus station. But now it is an excellent pizzeria with a fabulous wood fired oven that enables the chefs to create the most authentic and tasty food in the most comfortable and friendly of environments. The menu includes such delicacies as homemade Italian meatballs, the Dalai Lama pizza (it’s one with everything…), and a stunning mezze selection. Monk’s House Nestled in the heart of rural Sussex, Monk’s House is a tranquil 17th-century weatherboarded cottage inhabited by Leonard and 73 Dining Out