Although Petworth is situated in beautiful countryside, it is very easily accessible, being only 50 miles from central London and an hour from Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
The Channel Ports, too, are an easy drive way.
For those wishing to travel to the area by train, two mainline stations – Haslemere and Pulborough – are approximately 20 minutes from Petworth. Accommodation in the area caters for all tastes, from the grandeur of 12th century Amberley Castle, to comfortable old coaching inns or cosy farmhouse bed-and breakfast facilities.
The ancient medieval market town of Petworth is set amidst the lush beauty of the West Sussex countryside in an area known as the Golden Triangle, its winding lanes and quaint old buildings give the impression that time has stood still. Yet nothing could be further from the truth, for Petworth, whilst maintaining all the charm of the past, is a thriving town.
- One of the best antiques centers in the South of England
- Including interesting shops, cafes and restaurants.
- The charming Cottage Museum,
- Petworth House, which abuts the town, houses the National Trust’s finest art collection (Many of JMW Turner’s masterpieces were painted here). Petworth Park, with its breathtaking views, wandering deer, lakes (traditionally known as ponds) and ancient trees, was designed by Capability Brown and is open to the public every day
There is also much to enjoy in the surrounding area, including the grandeur of Arundel Castle, Nelson’s ‘Victory’ in Portmouth Dockyards, the delightful Elizabethan mansion and gardens at Parham House and Singleton Open Air Museum, to name but a few.
All this makes Petworth a wonderful place not only for the lucky few who live here but for the many thousands who visit the area each year.