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Petworth House - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

London Rd, Petworth GU28 9LR, UK

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About Petworth House

Petworth House in the parish of Petworth, West Sussex, England, is a late 17th-century Grade I listed country house, rebuilt in 1688 by Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset, and altered in the 1870s to the design of the architect Anthony Salvin. It contains intricate wood-carvings by Grinling Gibbons. It is the manor house of the manor of Petworth. For centuries it was the southern home for the Percy family, Earls of Northumberland.


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Bignor Roman Villa
Bignor Roman Villa7.28km from Petworth House

Bignor Roman Villa is the stunning remains of a Roman home with world-class mosaic floors in a spectacular Downland setting. One of the largest villas open to the public in Great Britain, with some of the finest mosaics all in-situ and all undercover. The rooms on display today are mostly located at the west end of the north wing, including a summer and winter dining room. The bathhouse is to the southeast. The rooms contain some of the best Roman mosaics to be found in Great Britain, both in te

Cowdray House
Cowdray House7.32km from Petworth House

Cowdray Park is a country house at the centre of the 16,500-acre Cowdray Estate in Midhurst, West Sussex. The estate is home to the Cowdray Park Polo Club, one of the leading polo clubs in the United Kingdom. The park lies in the South Downs National Park. The estate belongs to Viscount Cowdray, whose family have owned it since 1908. It has a golf course, and it offers clay pigeon shooting and corporate activity days, as well as the more traditional activities of agriculture, forestry and prope

South Downs National Park
South Downs National Park8.9km from Petworth House

The South Downs National Park is England's newest national park, designated on 31 March 2010. The park, covering an area of 1,627 square kilometres in southern England, stretches for 140 kilometres from Winchester in the west to Eastbourne in the east through the counties of Hampshire, West Sussex and East Sussex. The national park covers the chalk hills of the South Downs and a substantial part of a separate physiographic region, the western Weald, with its heavily wooded sandstone and clay h

Blackdown
Blackdown9.57km from Petworth House

The Blackdown Hills are a range of hills along the Somerset-Devon border in south-western England, which were designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1991. It is also one of the highest points in the south east of England, exceeded by Walbury Hill and Leith Hill. Blackdown is protected as part of the South Downs National Park.

National Trust - Woolbeding Gardens
National Trust - Woolbeding Gardens10.33km from Petworth House

Woolbeding Gardens is a National Trust property at the heart of the Rother Valley and in the middle of the South Downs Dark Sky Reserve. Wild and open hills and commons make for fantastic walks during the day and the dark skies mean this is an ideal stargazing location. It was Nestled in a quiet corner of West Sussex lies a true horticultural haven bursting with colourful planting, sensational views and a whole host of surprises.

Wey & Arun Canal Trust
Wey & Arun Canal Trust10.69km from Petworth House

The Wey and Arun Canal is a partially open, 23-mile-long canal in the southeast of England. It runs southwards from the River Wey at Gunsmouth, Shalford, Surrey to the River Arun at Pallingham, in West Sussex. The canal comprises parts of two separate undertakings – the northern part of the Arun Navigation, opened in 1787 between Pallingham and Newbridge Wharf, and the Wey and Arun Junction Canal, opened in 1816, which connected the Arun at Newbridge to the Godalming Navigation near Shalford, so

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West Sussex is a county in South East England on the English Channel coast. The county has a long history of human settlement dating back to the Lower Paleolithic era. West Sussex has a range of scenery, including Wealden, downland, and coastal.

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