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Inspired by Baroque palaces of Europe, set amidst a fine landscaped deer park and garden nestled in the South Downs, Petworth House displays one of the finest art collections in the care of the National Trust. // Petworth House is an extraordinary and surprising place created by just one family over 900 years. The 17th-century building you see today comprises grand state rooms which form the centrepiece of your visit. Designed to display the taste, lifestyle and artistic patronage of generations of Percys, Seymours and Wyndhams, the state rooms offer an expanse of paintings and sculpture, including major works by artists such as Van Dyck, Turner, Reynolds and Gainsborough. A particular highlight is the earliest English globe in existence, dating back to 1592. This remarkable collection reflects a journey of survival and success through the Tudor Reformation, the Gunpowder Plot, the Napoleonic Wars and the consolidation of the British Empire. The Servants’ Quarters offer a glimpse of life of the people who worked at Petworth. Step inside some of these rooms and imagine the hustle and bustle of servant life. Please check Petworth’s website for information on rooms available to view and opening times before visiting. // Petworth Park was transformed in the 1750s and early 1760s by the landscape designer Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, and is now home to a herd of fallow deer. If you would just like to enjoy a walk in the park, head over to the North Car Park.

Petworth House and Park

Petworth House 5 is set in a 700-acre deer park and displays one of the finest art collections in the care of the National Trust.

Petworth House and Park, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 9LR

01798 342 207

petworth@nationaltrust.org.uk

  • Accessible
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Free Parking
  • Gallery/Museum/Educational
  • Historic Landmarks/Heritage Centres
  • National Park/Wildlife Conserve
  • Outdoor/Adventure
  • Scenic Landmark

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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

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