Lamb House - National Trust

West Street
Rye TN31 7ES

Fine brick-fronted house with literary associations: * House dates from 18th century * Home to writer Henry James from 1898-1916 * Later home of authors EF Benson and Rumer Godden * Some of James's personal possessions on display * Charming walled garden.

Lewes Castle & Barbican House Museum

Barbican House, 169 High Street
Lewes BN7 1YE

Lewes Castle is one of the oldest castles in England, built soon after the Norman Conquest of 1066. Over the years it was extended and altered and its high keep and towers still dominate the town. Barbican House Museum, which stands opposite the castle, tells the story of Sussex from the Stone Age to the end of the medieval period. Displays include stone axes, Roman pottery and beautiful Saxon jewellery.