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Diary of a South Street Smuggler

Tony Murrell, owner of Murrells Bed and Breakfast in Lewes, has already got his stripy smuggler’s jumper out of storage and has started the run up to this year’s huge bonfire celebration. This will be the third year that Tony and wife Nicky have been part of the South Street Bonfire Society and will be parading through Lewes on 5 November along with the hundreds of other locals. Altogether, there are seven Bonfire Societies in Lewes, each with their own smugglers colours – South Street’s are brown and cream. Tony loves being part of the procession and all that Bonfire means. ‘It’s nights drawing in, temperatures dropping, heavy dew in the morning, the ritual of donning my smuggler’s uniform,

Lewes in the light

Lewes is a great place to be this weekend when the Festival of Light will brighten the skies in the town. LewesLight celebrates the town of Lewes, its history, architecture, people and its special location on the South Downs and within the Dark Skies Reserve of the National Park. Come and see the illuminated installations around the historic town from today, 14 October, until Sunday 16 October. There will also be guided walks and storytelling, taking in some of the lesser-known and sometimes darker stories and locations. Visit for more information.

Five star luxury bed and breakfast near Lewes

Long-standing Beechwood Bed and Breakfast in Halland has been a draw for guests for 10 years. And no wonder. With its central location, making it easy to find, the luxurious homely accommodation and the extensive, beautifully maintained gardens, it fits the bill for anyone visiting Lewes, Brighton Eastbourne, Royal Tunbridge Wells and East Sussex in general. Owner Carol Hyland, who has lived in the property for 22 years, has not only a wealth of experience but thrives on the interaction with guests. ‘We love welcoming a broad variety of guests here, of all ages and nationalities,’ she says, and points out that her nursing background gives her a natural affinity with caring and catering for p

Rural luxury close to Lewes

New this year as a bed and breakfast is Little Norlington Barn, an 18th-century Sussex barn on a tranquil country lane just a few miles outside Lewes. ‘We had no plans to become a B&B when we moved here three years ago,’ says owner Sandra Clement, ‘but we’ve really enjoyed having guests this summer, most of whom are coming for Glyndebourne Opera, which is two miles away.’ The barn’s layout works perfectly as a bed and breakfast. ‘I think people want their privacy these days even if they are in a bed and breakfast and the layout makes that possible here,’ says Sandra. At one end of the barn is a king-size bedroom with en-suite bathroom up its own private staircase and at the other end is a su

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