a photo showing a pretty cobbled street in Petworth, West Sussex
The charming market and Antiques town of Petworth sits surrounded by the stunning scenery of the South Downs National Park. This small, picturesque town is a renowned centre for art, culture and antiques, with an impressive range of art galleries based here, and over 40 antique dealers dotted along the enchanting streets and cobbled lanes, cheek to cheek with independent shops and boutiques, mouth-watering delicatessens, cafes and restaurants.

Each year, the town hosts a series of events which make it a destination not to be missed; the Petworth Fringe and Petworth Music festival, the Petworth Literary Week which often features famous faces from the literary world, an ADFL Antiques & Fine Art Fair, and a Heritage Weekend.

Surrounding the town are the walls of the National Trust’s Petworth House and Park, a stunning English stately home built to rival the great European palaces. Beautiful pleasure grounds and sweeping parklands which are the work of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown stretch for over 700 acres. Explore this historic parkland with its ancient trees, walking in the footsteps of artists, and try to catch a glimpse of the majestic herd of fallow deer.

Find out more about Petworth at the Discover Petworth website.

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Things to do in Petworth

Petworth and Shimmings Valley

A 3.5 mile figure of eight walk from the historic market town of Petworth in West Sussex. The walk gives an opportunity to explore the town, a haven for antique and art collectors, before heading out across the beautiful Shimmings…

A view of The National Trust's Petworth Park

Explore magnificent Petworth House with its extraordinary collection of art and sculpture and stunning state rooms, set in beautiful grounds and parklands.

An image of Newlands House Gallery in Petworth, West Sussex

Visit Newlands House Gallery for leading international modern and contemporary art in the charming market town of Petworth, complete with the Hungry Guest Café located amongst the tranquil gardens. Combining both coffee and culture. Newlands House occupies an 18th century…

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Events in Petworth

PEDAL, PIZZA & A PINT August 27th 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Langham Brewery and their friends at off-road adventure company Pedal & Pace, are offering a two hour guided mountain bike ride around the wonderful local area, along the best quiet trails which offer stunning views, followed by delicious pizza and…

An image showing a bike and van PEDAL, PIZZA & A PINT August 28th 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Langham Brewery and their friends at off-road adventure company Pedal & Pace, are offering a two hour guided mountain bike ride around the wonderful local area, along the best quiet trails which offer stunning views, followed by delicious pizza and…

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Places to Stay in Petworth

Double room at Badgers

Set in the South Downs National Park, the Badgers Inn is just a 5-minute drive from Petworth village. Fresh, local produce is served in the restaurant which specialises in shellfish during the summer and game in the winter. Local wine…

Seven Luxury Safari Tents Fully En-suite with Hot Shower Large Woodburner with oven and Hob Master Bedroom with double Bed Two Bunk Beds Adults size One Cupboard bed Sleeps 1 Adult and 1 Child Outside BBQ All Towels and bedding…

An image showing the exterior of a railway carriage at The Old Railway Station B&B

Formerly Petworth Railway Station, built in 1892 – now the perfect place to relax in colonial splendour. Stay in one of our converted Pullman railway carriages or in the main Station House itself. All rooms are lovingly restored to accommodate…

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Petworth Eateries

E.Street Bar & Grill

In the heart of West Sussex, Petworth is surrounded by farms producing everything from free range, grass-fed livestock to tomatoes, honey and grapes. At E. Street Bar & Grill, our kitchen transforms these outstanding ingredients into simple, unpretentious yet exceptional…

The Hungry Guest

Visit The Hungry Guest Food Shop and Café in Petworth for a true taste of West Sussex. Our artisan food shop offers freshly baked bread from our bakery, a chilled cheese room, locally grown fruit and veg plus a range…

An image of lifestyle author Cherry Menlove at her deli in Petworth

Enjoy delicious food, drink and shopping in gorgeous surroundings. Fresh salads, stunning pastries, artisan breads and gourmet food products are all in plentiful supply.

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