Lonely Planet has released the ultimate UK travelist

The 16 Sussex places you do not want to miss according to Lonely Planet's ultimate travelist

Today Lonely Planet has revealed its Ultimate United Kingdom Travelist which features 16 must-see places in Sussex among the 500 experiences in the book.

To create the list, the Lonely Planet team compiled every highlight from the Lonely Planet guidebooks to Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and then with 20 leading figures in the country’s travel sector, were then asked to reveal their favourite spots and experiences before the voting began. Lonely Planet’s VP of Experience, Tom Hall, said: “Lonely Planet’s Ultimate United Kingdom Travelist brings together the UK’s most compelling sights and experiences, ranging from world-class museums and giant cathedrals to rollicking festivals, inky lochs and tiny pubs. With rolling chalk hills, Victorian seaside, fairytale castles and fine food and drink, Southeast England has something for everyone, so it’s only right that a good number of the region’s wonderful offerings feature among our favourites.” *Please note this has been edited from 17 to 16 as one of the sites actually falls under Kent not Sussex.

Leading the way for Southeast England is Bonfire Night in Lewes which makes the list at number 31. Nowhere else in the UK celebrates Bonfire Night quite like this small East Sussex town, which becomes something of a full-blown riot each year, states the entry.

1. Bonfire night in Lewes

Leading the way for Southeast England is Bonfire Night in Lewes which makes the list at number 31. Nowhere else in the UK celebrates Bonfire Night quite like this small East Sussex town, which becomes something of a full-blown riot each year, states the entry.
Peter Cripps