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Petworth House and Park

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Address: Petworth House Church Street, Petworth GU28 0AE, England
Phone Number: 441798342207
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Step inside the imposing 17th-century mansion and discover a treasure house...

Step inside the imposing 17th-century mansion and discover a treasure house filled with an internationally important art and sculpture collection.

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More an art gallery than a stately house

Petworth is ram-stuffed with art! Some of it is very good- so if you like your pictures and statues, it's great. There are a couple of excellent leaflets to tell you where the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Ronni L
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Sittingbourne, England, United Kingdom
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Sittingbourne, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Petworth is ram-stuffed with art! Some of it is very good- so if you like your pictures and statues, it's great. There are a couple of excellent leaflets to tell you where the special pictures are - lots of Turners and a couple of Blake with others thrown in for good measure. The old kitchens are well worth exploring, giving... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the park first looking at the deer's through my binoculars it was wonderful. Then we visited the house, outstanding a wonderful place to visit so warm and welcoming and it is on the top of our list of places to visit and I cant wait to go again.

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Thank Christine W
Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Petworth House and it's parkland are delightful. The house is sumptuous with a wealth of paintings, and the parkland designed by Capability Brown is glorious. Great tea rooms too.

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

........no furniture. More for your paintings enthusiast, especially the Turners. Quite a trek from car park to house. Rainy day so did not explore the parkland.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

As National Trust members in the area we visited the Petworth Estate. We arrived at 10, an hour before the goys opened but it gave us a chance to grab a coffee in The servants quarters cafe and look round the kitchens etc. The servants building was amazing, set up like the old kitchens, complete with hundreds of copper pots!... More 

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Pitlochry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice visit to Petworth House lots to see. Last time I visited was over 40 years ago. The Park was beautiful a perfect time to visit as it is 300 years since Capability Brown was born. CB built the park at Petworth.

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Thank Julia C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Petworth is an absolutely gorgeous site with something for everyone. I had the chance to use the interactive Park Explorer, and the views from the lake in one word, breathtaking. The Embroiders Guild exhibition and the Capability Brown exhibition were beautifully presented, and the sandbox a fantastic way to see how the landscape was shaped. I came away from my... More 

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Tartu, Estonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS - YES (but not to any temporary exhibitions on the 1st floor of the House) or the room Turner used to paint in when staying as a guest at the house. As ever ask the Volunteers anything .... they know all about anything about the House and Park, except about the whereabouts of the formal entrance (see below).... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Petworth is a complete experience and it is easy to imagine the great wealth and life style of the 19th century owners. It is packed with so much art that there is just to much to take in. The art is carefully looked after, particularly the control of light which would destroy the masterpieces. The house itself is magnificent and... More 

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Thank Mike T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter (10) and I met family here for a picnic and look round the house. I wasn't a member when we arrived but decided to join as they now offer direct debit payments. The staff were really helpful and polite. The grounds were kept perfectly and with glorious sunshine and stunning views it was a perfect place for a... More 

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