Lewes ‘one of the top places in demand by holidaymakers’

Inevitably the Lewes Bonfire celebrations are mentioned in the website's look at Lewes
Inevitably the Lewes Bonfire celebrations are mentioned in the website's look at Lewes

Lewes has seen huge spikes in demand with holidaymakers in 2016, according to new data from holidaylettings.co.uk.

Research by the rental giant – owned by TripAdvisor - reveals the ten destinations within an hour of London that have seen the most significant rise in demand this year, with Lewes seeing 35% more enquiries than in 2015.

Jack Johnson, spokesperson for Holidaylettings.co.uk, said that the findings show that Lewes is more in demand with holidaymakers than ever before, making it a great time to rent out your home to generate some extra income.

Pulborough in West Sussex was also mentioned in the report.

Jack said: “These new stats prove that Pulborough and Lewes are increasingly in demand with travellers in and around London. It’s great to see some new tourism hotspots emerge in recent years, alongside old favourites like Whitstable.”

The website describes Lewes as the following: “One of Lewes’ most notable events in the calendar is the annual bonfire celebrations on the 5 November. The Daily Telegraph once described the night as “a head-on collision of Hallowe’en and Mardi Gras”, so if you’re looking for something different this bonfire night, book a rental in Lewes. There are lots of other events taking place throughout the year, including the family-friendly Faerie Festival in May, the beer and cider festival in June and live theatre performances at Charleston. If you’re into opera, then you’ll love the festival at Glyndebourne House. It recently won Festival of the Year at the 2016 International Opera Awards, so you’re in safe hands.”

For more information about registering your home visit the holidaylettings.co.uk website.The ten spots within an hour of London that have seen the biggest year-on-year rise in interest this year:

The ten spots within an hour of London that have seen the biggest year-on-year rise in interest this year:

Newbury – 220%

Folkestone – 112.50%

Faversham – 100.00%

Chobham – 90.91%

Maidstone – 60.00%

Whitstable – 41.38%

Pulborough – 40.00%

Lewes – 35.00%

Henley-on-Thames – 27.66%

Southend-on-Sea – 26.67%

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