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 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 Petworth House & Park – National Trust

Inspired by the Baroque palaces of Europe, this extraordinary ancestral seat has been created by just one family over 900 years. Designed to display the taste, lifestyle and artistic patronage of generations, the state rooms of Petworth House contain the…

An image of Newlands House Gallery in Petworth, West Sussex Newlands House Gallery

Visit Newlands House Gallery for leading international modern and contemporary art in the charming market town of Petworth. Newlands House occupies an 18th century townhouse in the centre of Petworth, a beautiful market town in the heart of the South…

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Places to Stay in Petworth

Double room at Badgers 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…

Mill Farm Lurgashall

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 The Old Railway Station

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 E. Street Bar & Grill New Street

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…

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The Hungry Guest The Hungry Guest 348, Middle Street

Visit The Hungry Guest 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 of other award winning…

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Cherry's Deli and Bakery exterior Cherry’s Deli and Bakery 3, Damer's Bridge

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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