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Petworth House and Park

Petworth GU28 0AE, England
01798 343929
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Petworth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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124 reviews 124 reviews
31 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The servants quarters, main house and grounds are delightful. As ever, the inflated price of food in the NT cafe was such, that we chose to avoid a luch visit and simply went for afternoon tea. Really-its high time that NT cafe prices allowed for someone other than the cash rich pensioers to eat there !

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We visited here with an elderly relative with limited mobility. The staff couldn't have been more helpful and kind. We were allowed to park our car in a disabled bay, took the free courtesy bus up to the house and even borrowed a wheelchair. The man driving the courtesy bus was so patient, and supportive, of those who were struggling.... More

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Egham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Beautiful House, so much art to see. Could have spent much more time looking at all the art and sculptures, not enough time in the day !

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Came here 30-40 years ago as a child and never really took in the splendour of the place. Lovely walk through the park to the house, don't get a coffee outside the house, it was rank. The house was really interesting, the park lovely at the start of autumn and all the views were stunning. Well worth the entrance fee.

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Being National Trust members for many years, we had visited Petworth before but not recently. It was as we remembered, a very interesting house to go round. There are a lot of beautiful paintings to view if you are an art lover. The sculpture room is fantastic. As always the volunteers are friendly and knowledgeable. It is a long walk... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

There's something for every interest at Petworth - the grand house with its state rooms, family chapel and art gallery, extensive parkland in which to to walk/picnic and the 'below stairs' areas which evoke all aspects of domestic service. The paintings and sculptures displayed in the purpose-built 19th centrury galleries are spectacular and include works by Turner, Gainsborough, Reynolds, van... More

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Lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW via mobile

We first visited Petworth House a couple of years ago. This time it was much quieter and we were able to concentrate on the paintings we really wanted to see. There are so many beautiful paintings and sculptures it can be overwhelming. Guides are excellent and the printed guides in each room are really helpful.

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Swindon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

Quite a long walk to the house, there is a courtesy bus for those who require it. Servants quarters were very interesting, how they prepared the food, the meat store and the buttery, 24 hour work to keep the family well fed, strange how it was in a separate building. The house it quite impressive, plenty of paintings,some of the... More

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PetworthHouse, Manager at Petworth House and Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Petworth House and Park. I'm so glad you took the opportunity to explore so many of the things Petworth has to offer. We totally agree that some of the pictures could do with better lighting and this is one of our many rolling programmes of improvement for 2015. More

Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

An impressive house with rooms of a size large enough to display many paintings by artists such as Van Dyck, Turner and Peter Lely to great effect. Paintings of royalty and nobility plus many statues in the classical style. There is a fantastic room with intricate carved wood panelling, partly by Grinling Gibbons, which is quite breathtaking as you enter... More

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PetworthHouse, Manager at Petworth House and Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Petworth House and Park, it sounds as though you really made the most of your visit. I do hope you will come and visit us again. More

long melford
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The house is laden with fine art from various masters , this is the dominant feature . A real art lovers paradise. Not many other items for those not into oil works that much . At least that was the impression from our visit. The experience wasn't enhanced by the torrential downpours on the Bank Holiday Monday. It would have... More

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PetworthHouse, Manager at Petworth House and Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Petworth House and Park. I'm so glad you enjoyed exploring our extensive picture collection. I do hope you will return on a brighter day and explore the stunning parkland and pleasure grounds ? More

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