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Petworth is a quaint, typically English market town within easy reach of London which is famed for its antique shops

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Petworth is a quaint, typically English market town within easy reach of London which is recognised as a major hub for antiques and the arts, with over 30 antiques dealers trading within a mile radius, and a thriving arts scene.

What kind of shops can I find here?

The pretty streets of Petworth are dotted with original, interesting stores specialising in everything from interiors and homewares, to ladieswear and lingerie, as well as flowers, books, art and gifts. A stroll around the town is a world away from the traditional high street, with hidden lanes and cobbled streets perfect whether you’re on the hunt for the perfect item or just browsing. From the array of antique stores you can find treasures and trinkets, while homeware boutiques offer ceramics, candles, gifts, soaps, home decor accessories and so, so much more.

 

The town has a strong food offering, with shops specialising in fresh, artisan fare such as a traditional butchers, a bakery and the Hungry Guest delicatessen with its dedicated cheese room, as well as a monthly farmers market featuring selected local producers, and of course welcoming cafes and restaurants.

 

Where can I stop for a coffee or lunch?

After some retail therapy, a warm welcome awaits at Petworth’s cafes, pubs and restaurants – for example Tiffins Tearoom or The Hungry Guest

 

An image of Lombard Street, in Petworth West Sussex

Lombard Street, in Petworth West Sussex by Jon Nicholson

Other things to do

An image showing the view from Duncton Hill across the Rother Valley

Enjoy panoramic views across the South Downs from this viewpoint just above Duncton village. A parking area can be found after a steep, winding climb on the A285 towards Chichester.   Nearest postcode: GU28 0NA   Image: Nigel Freeman / Viewpoint at Duncton…

Petworth Cottage Museum

The museum is a Leconfield Estate worker’s cottage restored and furnished as it might have been in about 1910, when Mrs. Mary Cummings lived in 346. The museum also has a rare collection of Petworth Goss China. The museum is staffed by volunteer…

An image showing St Mary the Virgin Church at Upwaltham, West Sussex

  Situated between Chichester and Petworth, this tiny Grade 1 listed twelfth century drovers’ church lies in a stunningly beautiful valley on the South Downs. Cardinal Manning, a previous incumbent and subsequently Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, described it as “very…

Petworth House & Park Ancient Trees Walk

Discover more about the ancient trees that dominate the skyline of Petworth Park on this circular walk. Marvel at some of the oldest and largest trees in the country and see a 1,000-year-old ancient oak that has survived all the…

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…

Pulborough to Petworth

Walk across the Arun Valley and Greensand Hills from Pulborough to the attractive market town of Petworth, with one of the National Trust’s finest properties.

an image of Graffham Common in West Sussex

Graffham Common is a 94-acre nature reserve between Midhurst and Petworth, located on both sides of the Selham to Graffham road, and is owned and managed by the Sussex Wildlife Trust. It’s a former pine plantation being restored back to heath and…

Walk in the Footsteps of Turner at Petworth House

Stroll around the glassy lake where the artist regularly fished, take in the view revealed in his painting ‘Dewy Morning’ and look out for the flaming yellow and orange foliage of acres, as well as vibrant red oaks and the…