Welcome to Petersfield

Welcome to the ancient market town of Petersfield, set in glorious countryside and described as the Gateway to the South Downs National Park.

Formerly an important coaching centre on the London to Portsmouth road, Petersfield is a great place to live, work and have fun. In the centre of town, enjoy the lively town square with its regular weekly markets and regular festivals. Visit the recently re-imagined Petersfield Museum, the Physic Garden and the Norman church of St Peter’s. There is plenty of theatre, music, art and sport in the town and its satellite villages are also blessed with great pubs, cafes and restaurants.

Petersfield is the perfect base for a walking or cycling weekend or holiday being surrounded by a pretty network of lanes and superb public footpaths giving visitors access to beautiful and varied unspoilt countryside in every direction.

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Welcome to Petersfield

Welcome to the ancient market town of Petersfield, set in glorious countryside and described as the Gateway to the South Downs National Park.

Formerly an important coaching centre on the London to Portsmouth road, Petersfield is a great place to live, work and have fun. In the centre of town, enjoy the lively town square with its regular weekly markets and regular festivals. Visit the recently re-imagined Petersfield Museum, the Physic Garden and the Norman church of St Peter’s. There is plenty of theatre, music, art and sport in the town and its satellite villages are also blessed with great pubs, cafes and restaurants.

Petersfield is the perfect base for a walking or cycling weekend or holiday being surrounded by a pretty network of lanes and superb public footpaths giving visitors access to beautiful and varied unspoilt countryside in every direction.

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Local Events

Discover more of our community via the 'What's On' events page! A destination for all the latest happenings in and around Petersfield!

Escape into the countryside

Petersfield is a great place to escape to the countryside! With so many local places to stay for a few months why not treat yourself?

Shop Local

There are so many brilliant, small, independent businesses in Petersfield. Head into town and support local this festive season.

Petersfield Photography Competition

Here are a couple of the winning images by the talented Will Baxter! Check out our latest blog to see more...

Will Baxter

Here are some of Will's brilliant images taken around The Heath in Petersfield.

Petersfield Photography Competition

This wonderful image was taken from the top of Poets Stone. Entered into the Photography by Katrina Hyde.

Petworth House and Park

Set in a glorious 700-acre deer park with a large lake, Petworth House displays one of the finest art collections in the care of the National Trust.

Escape into the countryside

Petersfield is a great place to stay and from which to enjoy the wider South Downs National Park.

Visit Petersfield Museum

Following a multi-million pound re-design project Petersfield's museum is a jewel in the centre of town and well worth a visit.

Explore Petersfield's Shops

Petersfield boasts a fantastic range of shops, from boutique and independent shops through to well known brands.​

National Trust around Petersfield

The National Trust preside over many assets close to Petersfield, from big stately homes to the romantic Lupin field at Terwick Church.

Discover Petersfield Open Air Pool

Petersfield Open Air Pool is the only open air pool in Hampshire and attracts visitors from across the region.