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Petworth is an ancient market town situated on the edge of the South Downs National Park. Its origins date back to medieval times, which is evident through its winding lanes and quaint old buildings. Visiting Petworth almost feels like stepping back in time yet today it’s a thriving town with much to offer the visitor, from its interesting antique shops and cafes to its popular and charming Cottage Museum and Petworth House itself, home to the National Trust’s finest art collection.

Getting Here & Home Again

By Train & Bus

The number one bus connects Petworth to Midhurst heading west and to Pulborough, Storrington and Worthing heading east.

The nearest railway station to Petworth is about 5 miles away in Pulborough with direct services to London Victoria (1 hour 15 minutes) and Arundel (15 minutes) and the south coast beyond.

By Car

The A272 runs through Petworth, linking it to Winchester to the west and the A24 at Washington to the east. There is a pay and display car park and limited pay and display on street parking in the town centre.


In Petworth there is a post office, banks, library, numerous shops (lots of antique shops!), as well as a good selection of bars and restaurants.

Want to visit Petworth on your next trip to the South Downs?

Join us on one of our guided walks today!