Places to Go Places to See Places to Eat

Sally
Places to Go Places to See Places to Eat

Sightseeing

A tranquil 17th-century house set within intimate gardens and woodland. uppark@nationaltrust.org.uk Very near Harting Down which offers fabulous views and wonderful walks.
32 locals recommend
Uppark House and Garden - National Trust
32 locals recommend
A tranquil 17th-century house set within intimate gardens and woodland. uppark@nationaltrust.org.uk Very near Harting Down which offers fabulous views and wonderful walks.
Beautiful house and garden in Woodbeding (near Midhurst) Only open at certain times so do check first. woolbedinggardens@nationaltrust.org.uk
Woolbeding
Beautiful house and garden in Woodbeding (near Midhurst) Only open at certain times so do check first. woolbedinggardens@nationaltrust.org.uk
A museum for those who want to see, touch and even smell what life was really like for people living in years gone by. Whether you are 5 or 95 there is something for everyone. The museum is featured in 'The Repair Shop' on BBC1. Pre-booking required . Tel. 01243 811363
104 locals recommend
Weald & Downland Living Museum
104 locals recommend
A museum for those who want to see, touch and even smell what life was really like for people living in years gone by. Whether you are 5 or 95 there is something for everyone. The museum is featured in 'The Repair Shop' on BBC1. Pre-booking required . Tel. 01243 811363
Mary Rose Museum, HMS Victory, HMS Warrior, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Horrible Histories Pirates: The Exhibition. A lot to see! And next door is Gunwharf Quays, a Designer Outlet with lots of retail therapy on offer plus plenty of restaurants.
178 locals recommend
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
178 locals recommend
Mary Rose Museum, HMS Victory, HMS Warrior, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Horrible Histories Pirates: The Exhibition. A lot to see! And next door is Gunwharf Quays, a Designer Outlet with lots of retail therapy on offer plus plenty of restaurants.
Glorious Goodwood with its horseracing, motor racing and of course the famous Festival of Speed and Revival!
128 locals recommend
Goodwood Racecourse
128 locals recommend
Glorious Goodwood with its horseracing, motor racing and of course the famous Festival of Speed and Revival!
Historic house contains superb works of art and collections of porcelain and furniture. Also home to Festival of Speed! They do a great cream tea!
37 locals recommend
Goodwood House
37 locals recommend
Historic house contains superb works of art and collections of porcelain and furniture. Also home to Festival of Speed! They do a great cream tea!
Beautiful castle set in delightful town with lovely quirky shops and great places to eat. The Parson's Table is particularly nice with small seasonal menu - but you will need to book.
170 locals recommend
Arundel Castle
170 locals recommend
Beautiful castle set in delightful town with lovely quirky shops and great places to eat. The Parson's Table is particularly nice with small seasonal menu - but you will need to book.
If Roman History interests you then you must visit - combine with trip to Chichester.
55 locals recommend
Fishbourne Roman Palace
55 locals recommend
If Roman History interests you then you must visit - combine with trip to Chichester.
16 locals recommend
Amberley Castle
16 locals recommend
Butser Ancient Farm
Lovely historic town with magnificent castle and good places to eat.
170 locals recommend
Arundel Castle
170 locals recommend
Lovely historic town with magnificent castle and good places to eat.

Things to do

Perfect for cycling and walking and with splendid views
22 locals recommend
Queen Elizabeth Country Park
22 locals recommend
Perfect for cycling and walking and with splendid views
Beautiful city with motte and bailey. Worth checking what is on at Chichester Festival Theatre too.
200 locals recommend
Chichester
200 locals recommend
Beautiful city with motte and bailey. Worth checking what is on at Chichester Festival Theatre too.
Factory shop selling William Yeoward glass seconds as well as lots of lovely things for the home, often at discounted prices. www.johnjenkins.co.uk Have found many bargains here!
John Jenkins & Sons Ltd Nyewood Shop
Factory shop selling William Yeoward glass seconds as well as lots of lovely things for the home, often at discounted prices. www.johnjenkins.co.uk Have found many bargains here!
Just down the road is this delightful little church with its lovely lupins. The field was gifted to the National Trust in 1938 by Mrs Jane Patterson Hodge on condition that the Trust protect the lupins so they may continue to flower. A lovely local walk.
Terwick, St Peter
Just down the road is this delightful little church with its lovely lupins. The field was gifted to the National Trust in 1938 by Mrs Jane Patterson Hodge on condition that the Trust protect the lupins so they may continue to flower. A lovely local walk.
Inspired by the Baroque palaces of Europe and nestled in the South Downs, Petworth House displays one of the finest art collections in the care of the National Trust. The Deer Park is open from 8am - 8 pm daily and there is no entry fee.
41 locals recommend
Petworth House and Park
41 locals recommend
Inspired by the Baroque palaces of Europe and nestled in the South Downs, Petworth House displays one of the finest art collections in the care of the National Trust. The Deer Park is open from 8am - 8 pm daily and there is no entry fee.
If shopping is your thing then you will love Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth. Designer Outlet with top brands and plenty of places to eat or drink. www.gunwharf-quays.com
205 locals recommend
Gunwharf Quays
205 locals recommend
If shopping is your thing then you will love Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth. Designer Outlet with top brands and plenty of places to eat or drink. www.gunwharf-quays.com
Wonderful long sandy beach, popular with windsurfers and kite surfers. West Wittering is a popular spot for bird watching with many waders and wildfowl during the migratory season. One of my favourite places to blow away the cobwebs!
169 locals recommend
West Wittering Beach
169 locals recommend
Wonderful long sandy beach, popular with windsurfers and kite surfers. West Wittering is a popular spot for bird watching with many waders and wildfowl during the migratory season. One of my favourite places to blow away the cobwebs!
West Dean Gardens is one of the greatest restored gardens aopen to the public today. An impressive collection of working Victorian Glasshouses, a 300 foot pergola, a spring garden with flint bridges and the occasional surreal fibreglass tree offer year- round interest to garden visitors.
44 locals recommend
West Dean Gardens
44 locals recommend
West Dean Gardens is one of the greatest restored gardens aopen to the public today. An impressive collection of working Victorian Glasshouses, a 300 foot pergola, a spring garden with flint bridges and the occasional surreal fibreglass tree offer year- round interest to garden visitors.
Ralph Dutton had a particular appreciation of Georgian architecture and furnishings, and the Hinton Ampner of today is a showcase for his work in rebuilding after the fire of 1960. There are four miles of trails and 200 hectares of woodland and parkland to explore
10 locals recommend
Hinton Ampner
10 locals recommend
Ralph Dutton had a particular appreciation of Georgian architecture and furnishings, and the Hinton Ampner of today is a showcase for his work in rebuilding after the fire of 1960. There are four miles of trails and 200 hectares of woodland and parkland to explore
One of the most important public collections of Modern British art in the world. In the heart of Chichester, the permanent collection displays tell the story of Modern British art from 1900 til now, all within the beautiful interiors of a Queen Anne townhouse. Check for new Exhibitions. The Pallant Cafe serves delicious, fresh and seasonal food.
58 locals recommend
Pallant House Gallery
9 N Pallant
58 locals recommend
One of the most important public collections of Modern British art in the world. In the heart of Chichester, the permanent collection displays tell the story of Modern British art from 1900 til now, all within the beautiful interiors of a Queen Anne townhouse. Check for new Exhibitions. The Pallant Cafe serves delicious, fresh and seasonal food.
This is a factory shop near Fernhurst and a great place to pick up gorgeous scented candles and diffusers often at discounted prices! Lots of table decorations and a big selection of Christmas decorations in season too.
Lower Lodge Candles
This is a factory shop near Fernhurst and a great place to pick up gorgeous scented candles and diffusers often at discounted prices! Lots of table decorations and a big selection of Christmas decorations in season too.
Jane Austen's House holds an unparalleled collection of objects relating to Jane Austen and her close family circle. Here you can see some of the treasures of the collection, ranging from books and letters to pieces of furniture, clothing and paintings. Many of these objects can be seen in the House, although for conservation reasons some objects may be periodically removed from display. A wonderful place to visit.
40 locals recommend
Jane Austen's House Museum
40 locals recommend
Jane Austen's House holds an unparalleled collection of objects relating to Jane Austen and her close family circle. Here you can see some of the treasures of the collection, ranging from books and letters to pieces of furniture, clothing and paintings. Many of these objects can be seen in the House, although for conservation reasons some objects may be periodically removed from display. A wonderful place to visit.
A small terraced house in Portsmouth where, in 1812, the famous novelist Charles Dickens was born. The home in which he lived for a short time has been lovingly restored and furnished to illustrate middle-class tastes of Dickens' era. The furniture, ceramics, glass, household objects and decorations faithfully recreate the Regency style which Charles' parents would have favoured, although the actual possessions have long since been dispersed. Check opening hours before visiting.
8 locals recommend
Charles Dickens' Birthplace Museum
393 Old Commercial Rd
8 locals recommend
A small terraced house in Portsmouth where, in 1812, the famous novelist Charles Dickens was born. The home in which he lived for a short time has been lovingly restored and furnished to illustrate middle-class tastes of Dickens' era. The furniture, ceramics, glass, household objects and decorations faithfully recreate the Regency style which Charles' parents would have favoured, although the actual possessions have long since been dispersed. Check opening hours before visiting.
Petersfield Museum has a wonderful collection of artefacts reflecting the history of the town and surrounding villages. As well as a strong social history collection, including an impressive collection of photographs and photographic negatives, we have The Flora Twort art collection and the Bedales Collection of Historic Dress.
Petersfield Museum
Petersfield Museum has a wonderful collection of artefacts reflecting the history of the town and surrounding villages. As well as a strong social history collection, including an impressive collection of photographs and photographic negatives, we have The Flora Twort art collection and the Bedales Collection of Historic Dress.
Cowdray Heritage is one of England's most important early Tudor houses and is known to have been visited by both King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I. It was destroyed by fire in 1793 and the Kitchen Tower is the only part of the mansion to remain intact. The magnificent ruins are set in the stunning landscape of Cowdray Park. You can explore the Tudor Kitchen, Buck Hall, Chapel and Gatehouse. A scene from the 2018 film 'Mary Queen of Scots' was filmed here.
13 locals recommend
Cowdray Ruins
13 locals recommend
Cowdray Heritage is one of England's most important early Tudor houses and is known to have been visited by both King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I. It was destroyed by fire in 1793 and the Kitchen Tower is the only part of the mansion to remain intact. The magnificent ruins are set in the stunning landscape of Cowdray Park. You can explore the Tudor Kitchen, Buck Hall, Chapel and Gatehouse. A scene from the 2018 film 'Mary Queen of Scots' was filmed here.
Lovely Farm Shop just down the road with Pick Your Own. It is next to a great Tea Barn where you can reward yourself with tea, coffee and homemade cakes!
7 locals recommend
Durleighmarsh Farm
7 locals recommend
Lovely Farm Shop just down the road with Pick Your Own. It is next to a great Tea Barn where you can reward yourself with tea, coffee and homemade cakes!
With its undulating fairways, heather, gorse and trees, Liphook Golf Course is outstandingly beautiful. Liphook warmly welcomes all visitors to the Club. You are welcome to use the practice facilities and enjoy the clubhouse hospitality. Casual visitors are welcome to play on weekdays and after noon on weekends and Bank Holidays. Please call the Pro Shop on 01428 723271 ext.1 for further details or equipment reservations.
Liphook Golf Club
With its undulating fairways, heather, gorse and trees, Liphook Golf Course is outstandingly beautiful. Liphook warmly welcomes all visitors to the Club. You are welcome to use the practice facilities and enjoy the clubhouse hospitality. Casual visitors are welcome to play on weekdays and after noon on weekends and Bank Holidays. Please call the Pro Shop on 01428 723271 ext.1 for further details or equipment reservations.
The Petersfield Farmers' Market is held on the first Sunday of the month in the Market Square. Here you will find locally produced meat, fish, bread, cheese as well as plants and vegetables.
Hampshire Farmers' Markets
The Petersfield Farmers' Market is held on the first Sunday of the month in the Market Square. Here you will find locally produced meat, fish, bread, cheese as well as plants and vegetables.
Midhurst is a market town at the heart of the South Downs National Park. Home to Cowdray Park Polo Club and Cowdray Park Golf Club. Take a stroll along West Street to discover lovely antique and quirky independent shops. Pop into Comestibles for delicious homemade soups and sandwiches or Madeleine's Kitchen for a seat in the garden and delicious homemade cakes and salads. Fitzcane's is next door for brunch or a delicious ice cream!
19 locals recommend
Midhurst
19 locals recommend
Midhurst is a market town at the heart of the South Downs National Park. Home to Cowdray Park Polo Club and Cowdray Park Golf Club. Take a stroll along West Street to discover lovely antique and quirky independent shops. Pop into Comestibles for delicious homemade soups and sandwiches or Madeleine's Kitchen for a seat in the garden and delicious homemade cakes and salads. Fitzcane's is next door for brunch or a delicious ice cream!
Check to see what's on......Plays/Shows often run here before transferring to West End!
99 locals recommend
Chichester Festival Theatre
99 locals recommend
Check to see what's on......Plays/Shows often run here before transferring to West End!
Small cinema in centre of Chichester.
16 locals recommend
Chichester Cinema
16 locals recommend
Small cinema in centre of Chichester.
Tangmere Military & Aviation Museum Trust
20 locals recommend
Popular local brewery where you can take away or take a tour.
6 locals recommend
Langham Brewery
6 locals recommend
Popular local brewery where you can take away or take a tour.
Tour the Vineyard and sip at TheTerrace Bar overlooking the South Downs
Upperton Vineyards
Tour the Vineyard and sip at TheTerrace Bar overlooking the South Downs
37 locals recommend
Amberley Museum
37 locals recommend
Delicious meat, veg and all sort of bits and pieces - watch out for special events too!
Rother Valley Farm
Delicious meat, veg and all sort of bits and pieces - watch out for special events too!
Just a couple of miles away, Sky Park Farm is a working deer farm that has evolved to offer an opportunity to meet and feed herds of Red, White and Sika deer up close. Visit The Grazing Rooms Cafe, Farm Shop and Butcher. There is something for everyone.
Sky Park Farm
Just a couple of miles away, Sky Park Farm is a working deer farm that has evolved to offer an opportunity to meet and feed herds of Red, White and Sika deer up close. Visit The Grazing Rooms Cafe, Farm Shop and Butcher. There is something for everyone.
Gorgeous antique shop in West Street also watch out for monthly Brocante Fairs - 3rd September, 1st October, 12th November and 10th December 2021 (10 am - 4 pm) The Fairs will also include textiles and makers in the Old Library and pop-ups on West Street. Come and find an amazing collection of creative people nestled in between independent shops! No ticket required! Gorgeous eclectic finds and unique stalls - a great place to find unusual decorative items for the home and garden.
The Country Brocante Store
Gorgeous antique shop in West Street also watch out for monthly Brocante Fairs - 3rd September, 1st October, 12th November and 10th December 2021 (10 am - 4 pm) The Fairs will also include textiles and makers in the Old Library and pop-ups on West Street. Come and find an amazing collection of creative people nestled in between independent shops! No ticket required! Gorgeous eclectic finds and unique stalls - a great place to find unusual decorative items for the home and garden.

My Favourite places to eat and drink

Lovely for brunch - very upmarket farm shop in Midhurst with lots of delicious meats, cheeses and lovely things for the home. Nice to combine with a walk around the nearby Cowdray ruins.
25 locals recommend
Cowdray Farm Shop & Cafe
25 locals recommend
Lovely for brunch - very upmarket farm shop in Midhurst with lots of delicious meats, cheeses and lovely things for the home. Nice to combine with a walk around the nearby Cowdray ruins.
Beautiful garden and 'Country Living' magazine style pub in Tillington - delicious food and the fudge they serve with coffee is out of this world!
36 locals recommend
Horse Guards Inn
36 locals recommend
Beautiful garden and 'Country Living' magazine style pub in Tillington - delicious food and the fudge they serve with coffee is out of this world!
Lovely pub in Petworth with great menu and lovely outside courtyard. Great place to go after having a mooch around Petworth's antique market and wonderfully eclectic shops. Tel. 01798 344445
10 locals recommend
The Angel Inn
10 locals recommend
Lovely pub in Petworth with great menu and lovely outside courtyard. Great place to go after having a mooch around Petworth's antique market and wonderfully eclectic shops. Tel. 01798 344445
Very pretty pub in Henley (near Fernhurst) with wonderful views of South Downs and lovely garden. Very popular and Sunday lunches a specialty - but advance booking essential! www.dukeof cumberland.com
26 locals recommend
The Duke of Cumberland Arms
26 locals recommend
Very pretty pub in Henley (near Fernhurst) with wonderful views of South Downs and lovely garden. Very popular and Sunday lunches a specialty - but advance booking essential! www.dukeof cumberland.com
Excellent pub in Midhurst with great steak deals on Wednesday evenings! Fish and chips highly recommended! Tel. 01730 814425
The Greyhound
223 Cocking Causeway
Excellent pub in Midhurst with great steak deals on Wednesday evenings! Fish and chips highly recommended! Tel. 01730 814425
Lovely pub in Singleton with good menu. Good place to grab a bite if visiting The Weald and Downland Museum. Tel. 01243 811461
52 locals recommend
The Fox Goes Free
52 locals recommend
Lovely pub in Singleton with good menu. Good place to grab a bite if visiting The Weald and Downland Museum. Tel. 01243 811461
Lovely traditional pub in Elsted with lovely garden and amazing views over The Downs. Great menu but perfect for just a drink too. Tel. 01730 825746
14 locals recommend
The Three Horseshoes
14 locals recommend
Lovely traditional pub in Elsted with lovely garden and amazing views over The Downs. Great menu but perfect for just a drink too. Tel. 01730 825746
Buzzy pub In Milland with good menu. Very popular with locals. Tel. 01428 741347
15 locals recommend
The Rising Sun
15 locals recommend
Buzzy pub In Milland with good menu. Very popular with locals. Tel. 01428 741347
Great place just for coffee or for lunch in Chichester. They have cute 'chalets' for 4 which must be booked in advance. Interesting menu and lots of goodies in the shop. www.thebarn@rarelife.co.uk
The Barn Little London
Great place just for coffee or for lunch in Chichester. They have cute 'chalets' for 4 which must be booked in advance. Interesting menu and lots of goodies in the shop. www.thebarn@rarelife.co.uk
Great for brunch with an extensive menu and lovely outside space Fitzcane's is in North Street, Midhurst. Also does delicious ice creams!
Fitzcane's
Great for brunch with an extensive menu and lovely outside space Fitzcane's is in North Street, Midhurst. Also does delicious ice creams!
Fabulous restaurant on lovely village green in Lurgashall. Great menu and atmosphere. One of my favourites!
24 locals recommend
The Noahs Ark Inn
24 locals recommend
Fabulous restaurant on lovely village green in Lurgashall. Great menu and atmosphere. One of my favourites!
Good pub and restaurant in Midhurst.
The Royal Oak
Good pub and restaurant in Midhurst.
Recently featured in 'The Times' - lovely restaurant in Lodsworth with great menu.
The Hollist Arms
Recently featured in 'The Times' - lovely restaurant in Lodsworth with great menu.

My Favourite Walks

This is a lovely short but vigorous walk to Kingley Vale Nature Reserve, with its grove of ancient yew trees set in chalk downland. Above the vale is Bow Hill, with its Devil's Humps (3 bronze age burial mounds). It also has views over Chichester harbour. A little further along the ridge is Goosehill Camp (Iron Age). A magical place to walk.
25 locals recommend
Kingley vale walk
25 locals recommend
This is a lovely short but vigorous walk to Kingley Vale Nature Reserve, with its grove of ancient yew trees set in chalk downland. Above the vale is Bow Hill, with its Devil's Humps (3 bronze age burial mounds). It also has views over Chichester harbour. A little further along the ridge is Goosehill Camp (Iron Age). A magical place to walk.
A classic downland walk, offering panoramic views over the Weald to the North Downs, before descending into secluded valleys of natural and historic interest.
Harting Down
A classic downland walk, offering panoramic views over the Weald to the North Downs, before descending into secluded valleys of natural and historic interest.
Near the Buddhist Monastary in Chithurst, Hammer Pond is a beautiful tranquil place to walk and meditate. It is possible to walk from here if you are feeling energetic or park in Chithurst. It is a very spiritual place and well worth a visit. Use Google Maps to find a route.
Hammer Pond
Near the Buddhist Monastary in Chithurst, Hammer Pond is a beautiful tranquil place to walk and meditate. It is possible to walk from here if you are feeling energetic or park in Chithurst. It is a very spiritual place and well worth a visit. Use Google Maps to find a route.
Just on our doorstep, wonderful area for walking - see maps for routes. Pop into the Tea Barn Durleighmarsh for well earned tea, coffee and homemade cakes!
Durford Wood
Just on our doorstep, wonderful area for walking - see maps for routes. Pop into the Tea Barn Durleighmarsh for well earned tea, coffee and homemade cakes!
Beautiful area for walks very nearby - drive to Iping Car Park and walk from there.
Iping and Stedham Commons
Beautiful area for walks very nearby - drive to Iping Car Park and walk from there.
Lovely area to walk - See maps.
Chapel Common
Lovely area to walk - See maps.

Food scene

The Goodwood Estate's flagship restaurant with food sourced from their farms.
18 locals recommend
Farmer Butcher Chef Restaurant and Bar
18 locals recommend
The Goodwood Estate's flagship restaurant with food sourced from their farms.
Cool cult following beachside cafe - worth booking
55 locals recommend
Billy's On The Beach
55 locals recommend
Cool cult following beachside cafe - worth booking
Great for tapas on a warm summer evening in Petersfield. Covered exterior space in case of rain and more formal restaurant area adjacent.
19 locals recommend
Annie Jones
10 Lavant St
19 locals recommend
Great for tapas on a warm summer evening in Petersfield. Covered exterior space in case of rain and more formal restaurant area adjacent.
Delicious range of homemade foods available from this great deli in Petersfield. Recently opened sister branch in Midhurst with outside seating. Great for coffee and takeaway salads.
Madeleine's Kitchen
14 Lavant St
Delicious range of homemade foods available from this great deli in Petersfield. Recently opened sister branch in Midhurst with outside seating. Great for coffee and takeaway salads.
71 locals recommend
Crown & Anchor
71 locals recommend
A wonderfully unspoilt pub where time has stood still. Great ploughmans and soups - no cards accepted. Lovely bunches of cut flowers for sale. A real trip down memory lane!
10 locals recommend
The Harrow Inn
10 locals recommend
A wonderfully unspoilt pub where time has stood still. Great ploughmans and soups - no cards accepted. Lovely bunches of cut flowers for sale. A real trip down memory lane!
16th Century pub situated right on cricket green - excellent food and great atmosphere! Recently featured in 'The Times'
24 locals recommend
The Noahs Ark Inn
24 locals recommend
16th Century pub situated right on cricket green - excellent food and great atmosphere! Recently featured in 'The Times'
Fabulous pub on village green - excellent food, traditional stylish decor, outside tables and cosy marquee - booking essential!
24 locals recommend
The Noahs Ark Inn
24 locals recommend
Fabulous pub on village green - excellent food, traditional stylish decor, outside tables and cosy marquee - booking essential!
Unpretentious pub, unchanged by time. Soup and sandwiches. Lovely step back in time.
10 locals recommend
The Harrow Inn
10 locals recommend
Unpretentious pub, unchanged by time. Soup and sandwiches. Lovely step back in time.