10.7 milesA stately mansion nestled in the South Downs housing the finest art collection in the care of the National Trust. The palatial state rooms offer an infinity of paintings and sculptures, including major works by van Dyck, Turner, Flaxman, Titian and Blake. Separate servants’ quarters offer a glimpse of life ‘below stairs’ featuring domestic rooms and historic kitchen while the 700 acre landscaped deer park offers panoramic views. Open air summer concerts are one of the highlights of the Petworth International Festival.
1.1 milesA glimpse into England’s rural past. Step inside this simply furnished, timber-framed cottage and travel back in time. This 16th century labourer’s dwelling has been restored to bring four hundred years of ininterrupted occupation to life. See first-hand the radical changes home life has undergone over the past few centuries, then explore the delightful cottage garden outside.
23.7 milesA beautifully restored medieval castle and stately home with wonderful gardens and magnificent views across the South Downs and the River Arun. One of the longest inhabited country homes in England, it has been the family home of the Dukes of Norfolk and their ancestors for nearly 1,000 years. A blend of medieval and gothic architecture and full of fascinating furniture, tapestries and a rare collection of paintings by renowned artists plus themed gardens and a long list of events including a number of fun, informative and interactive living history days and weekends.