Days Out & Visits

Thimbles is situated 20 minutes from the historic town of Lewes and Battle, 40 minutes to Brighton and Hastings, 30 minutes to Eastbourne and Tunbridge Wells and 50 minutes from historic Rye.

We are a 15 minute drive to the opera at Glyndebourne.

Sightseeing in this area includes:

Rudyard Kipling’s home, Bateman’s,  www.nationaltrust.org.uk/batemans/

Bodiam Castle and the Bluebell railway,    www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bodiamcastle/

Scotney Castle,   www.nationaltrust.org.uk/scotney/

Pevensey Castle,   www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/pevensey-castle/

Petworth House,    www.nationaltrust.org.uk/petworth/

Lewes Castle, Ann of Cleeves house in Lewes,   www.daysoutguide.co.uk/lewes-castle

Charleston House,    www.charleston.org.uk/

Virginia Woolf’s house : Monk’s house,    www.nationaltrust.org.uk/monshouse/

Firle House,    www.firle.com

Sheffield House and gardens,    www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sheffieldpark/

Sissinghurst Gardens,    www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sissinghurst/

Pashley Manor,    www.pashleymanorgardens.com

Michaelham Priory   www.sussexpast.co.uk/properties-to-discover/michelham-priory

Alfriston and the Clergy House,   www.nationaltrust.org.uk/alfriston/ 

There are many short and long walks we can recommend whether it is straight from our door step, to a cliff walk or hill walk on the South Downs.