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Kingston near Lewes

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Distance from the South Downs Way: One mile

Kingston is a pretty East Sussex village nestled between the South Downs and the historic town of Lewes. The route from the downs into the village takes you along Juggs road, apparently so-called because the women of the village used to carry baskets or ‘juggs’ of fish from the coast to Lewes. There is an excellent pub of the same name as well as some very good B&Bs, so it makes a good resting point along the South Downs Way.

Getting Here & Home Again

By Train & Bus

The closest railway station is Lewes, less than 3 miles away. Lewes has direct trains to London Victoria (1 hour 10 minutes) and to Eastbourne (20 minutes). There are regular bus services to Lewes and Newhaven.

By Car

Kingston is situated just off the A27 which runs parallel with the coast from Eastbourne to Portsmouth and gives easy access to the A27 heading north to the M25 and London. There is minimal on-street parking in the village centre.


There is a pub in the village, otherwise, the closest amenities including shops, banks, a post office and a tourist office are in nearby Lewes.

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