Point of interest

Petworth

65 locals recommend,

Tips from locals

Matthew
July 27, 2022
Petworth is a beautiful market town only 10 miles from Arundel and has cobbled streets, plenty of independent shops and an impressive number of antique stores, giving it a truly historic feel. Petworth is also home to the very grand Petworth House, a 17th-century grade I listed house and surrounded by the stunning 700-acre Petworth Park with its magnificent herd of fallow deer.
Petworth is a beautiful market town only 10 miles from Arundel and has cobbled streets, plenty of independent shops and an impressive number of antique stores, giving it a truly historic feel. Petworth is also home to the very grand Petworth House, a 17th-century grade I listed house and surrounded…
Katie
July 1, 2022
The pretty town of Petworth is just 12 miles away. It is reputed to be the only place outside London to boast more than 30 art and antique dealers within a one-mile radius. It is the location of the 17th century stately home Petworth House (National Trust) and Petworth Park which also has some lovely walks. There are some lovely shops, cafes and restaurants in and around Petworth, and you can easily spend half a day here.
The pretty town of Petworth is just 12 miles away. It is reputed to be the only place outside London to boast more than 30 art and antique dealers within a one-mile radius. It is the location of the 17th century stately home Petworth House (National Trust) and Petworth Park which also has some lovel…
Peter
July 11, 2021
Petworth Town and Shimmings Valley Walk. The charming market and Antiques town of Petworth sits surrounded by the stunning scenery of the South Downs National Park. This small, picturesque town is a renowned centre for art, culture and antiques, with an impressive range of art galleries based here, and over 40 antique dealers dotted along the enchanting streets and cobbled lanes, cheek to cheek with independent shops and boutiques, mouth-watering delicatessens, cafes and restaurants. Each year, the town hosts a series of events which make it a destination not to be missed; the Petworth Fringe and Petworth Music festival, the Petworth Literary Week which often features famous faces from the literary world, an ADFL Antiques & Fine Art Fair, and a Heritage Weekend. Surrounding the town are the walls of the National Trust’s Petworth House and Park, a stunning English stately home built to rival the great European palaces. Beautiful pleasure grounds and sweeping parklands which are the work of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown stretch for over 700 acres. Explore this historic parkland with its ancient trees, walking in the footsteps of artists, and try to catch a glimpse of the majestic herd of fallow deer. Shimmings Valley Walk : A 3.5 mile figure of eight walk from the historic market town of Petworth in West Sussex. The walk gives an opportunity to explore the town, a haven for antique and art collectors, before heading out across the beautiful Shimmings Valley to reach the village of Byworth and returning to Petworth alongside the small meandering river. The views across the Shimmings Valley are stunning throughout the year. The walk has several steady but long gradients throughout and there are a couple of steeper short slopes that can be a little slippery after wet weather. There are several kissing gates throughout plus 6 stiles (a couple of the stiles are tall with mesh wire fencing across so dogs may need a lift over). Some of the fields are likely to be holding horses. Approximate time 1.5 to 2 hours. This is a route from All Trails and it can be accessed using this link which takes you to the All Trails website, which may require you to register to access it.
Petworth Town and Shimmings Valley Walk. The charming market and Antiques town of Petworth sits surrounded by the stunning scenery of the South Downs National Park. This small, picturesque town is a renowned centre for art, culture and antiques, with an impressive range of art galleries based here…
Antonia
July 7, 2021
Very popular destination with Petworth House and Park (National Trust) as well as masses of antique shops, boutiques and an upmarket deli. Farmers market 4th Saturday of the month.
Chris
June 22, 2021
If you like antiques, this is arguably the best place in the South of England for them!

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Location
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