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 finest collection of paintings and sculpture in the care of the National Trust, including major works by Van Dyck, Turner, Reynolds and Gainsborough. This remarkable collection reflects a journey of survival and success through the Tudor Reformation, Gunpowder Plot and the Napoleonic Wars.
Separate Servants’ Quarters offer a glimpse of life ‘below stairs’, featuring domestic rooms and Historic Kitchen with a 1000 piece copper batterie de cuisine while the 700 acre Capability Brown landscaped deer park, transformed in the in the 1750s and early 1760s, offers panoramic views.
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