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Interesting history and lovely grounds to explore

Limited rooms open due to visiting in winter. But just right for what we wanted - a taste of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Rach033
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London, United Kingdom
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Beautiful griunds

Went in the winter so not a huge amount of the house open apart from the chapel and west gallery... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
TheCleaner78
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Step inside the imposing 17th-century mansion and discover a treasure house filled with an internationally important art and sculpture collection.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Petworth House Church Street, Petworth GU28 0AE, England
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Having family ties in the North east of England and never been to Petworth before we were looking forward to seeing and hearing all about the long history of Petworth House and the Percy family on our visit on Sunday 20th January. How disappointed we...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank eastbournechiro
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Limited rooms open due to visiting in winter. But just right for what we wanted - a taste of history but not overloaded. The short talks by volunteers were interesting and brought the history to life. Recommend strolling round the grounds to look back in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rach033
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went in the winter so not a huge amount of the house open apart from the chapel and west gallery. Both pretty impressive Cafe was crowded and a little messy. People not tidying up after themselves and oddly eating their own picnic food. Normal good...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TheCleaner78
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the most fabulous day at Petworth. So much to take in/learn. Everyone was great there and their knowledge is fantastic. Couldn't fault anything

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 100beverleyl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a chance visit to this grand old house and were fascinated by a description of the working kitchens in the Servant's Quarters and the old chaple within the main house.We never knew how many Old Masters stayed there to muse and work on...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Norman R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I understand the NT position regarding authenticity. However, three dismal, dark, sad rooms with faux foliage. Terrible. Took some visitors and was devastated at how awful it was. Lovely friendly staff who kept on thanking us profusely for visiting ! Don't go this year..it will...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank victoria1London
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a really shoddy exhibit. Loads of fake, dusty food in the kitchen and dining room. Horrible cheap candelabras on the dining table. And sooo dark and gloomy. The festive decorations could have been from a garden centre. How an estate of several hundred...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ruben232015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s very rare that I leave a negative review regarding the National Trust. However, I came away today not being very pleased with my first visit to Petworth. First, on the NT app under access, it gives the distance between the car park and house...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tentgirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a family we look forward to Petworth House's Christmas display. Some have been totally magical, such as the Arabian Nights themed one a few years ago, some not so exciting, such as last year's Grand Tour. However, I regret to say that I found...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank melaniebontrol
Petworth H, Marketing Officer at Petworth House and Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the review Melanie, Sorry to hear a Georgian Christmas didn't meet your expectations of some of our previous displays. Our display features the traditions introduced by the Georgians - in this period it was the fashion to bring inside greenery like holly,...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited the house on a grey December day that coincided with Petworth's Christmas Market. I had already read that only 3 rooms would be open in the main house which is a shame but at least we knew. We had a lovely 3 hours...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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pally999
May 26, 2018|
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Response from claygreenaway | Reviewed this property |
Yep
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Trish B
November 24, 2017|
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Response from Petworth H | Property representative |
Hi there, over the winter months we carry out a deep clean of the rooms and the collection and that does mean taking certain items out of display for further care. Our Christmas event, A Grand Tour Christmas opens on... More
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Becky G
October 14, 2017|
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Response from markyargyle | Reviewed this property |
I am afraid not - there is a booth at the start of the gardens to get in and then quite a long walk to the café.
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