Guided historical tours available in Lewes district


Local historian and Sussex Express columnist Kevin Gordon will lead four guided tours this weekend.

Tomorrow (Saturday July 5 ) there will be an historic tour of the ancient Cinque Port of Seaford setting off from the Tourist Office in Church Street at 10.30am.

In the afternoon he will be giving a tour of the beautiful village of Alfriston departing the Market Cross in the centre of the village at 2pm.

Alfriston was settled during Saxon times, hundreds of years before the Normans invaded.

The village was a well known centre for smuggling during the 19th century.

On Sunday (July 6)Kevin will give a tour of the lost village of Tide Mills, between Seaford and Newhaven, setting off from the Buckle Car Park on Marine Parade at 10.30am.

The area has the remains and ruins of an 18th century village and Tide Mill.

In the afternoon there will be a tour of Lewes departing from the front of the railway station at 2pm.

The tour will visit twittens and graveyards.

All tours last between an hour and an hour and a half.

Tickets available on the day cost £5. For further information contact the tourist information offices in Seaford or Lewes.