Petworth is a beautiful market town in West Sussex, with cobbled streets, plenty of independent shops and an impressive number of antique stores, giving it a truly historic feel. Petworth is also home to the very grand Petworth House, a 17th-century grade I listed house and surrounded by the stunning 700-acre Petworth Park with its magnificent herd of fallow deer.
Surrounding Petworth, you have Chichester to the south, Petersfield to the West and is right on the edge of the South Downs National Park. Those wanting to browse the independent shops will be spoilt for choice – there is a wide array of antique shops, fashion, stationery, gift and bookshops, as well as cafes supporting local produce where you can sit down and rest those tired legs!
If you have visited Petworth House and are looking for even more history, why not take a wander over to the Petworth Cottage Museum, which is a house belonging to Mrs Cummings that depicts life as it would be in around 1910. For more cultural events, the Petworth Festival runs annually as well as the Summer Fete in the Park. Petworth is a lovely day out for anyone wanting a real mix of nature & parkland, culture, local independent shops and good food – all the best that Sussex has to offer!
By Car – Parking is available at Petworth Main Town Car Park, GU28 0AP right in the heart of Petworth and easy access to all shops and cafes and walking distance to Petworth House too. You can also park at Petworth Deer Park for access to the deer park along the A283, GU28 9LS.
Have a look at our favourite things to do and recommendations on where to eat in Petworth by viewing the links below.
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