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Petworth House and Park, Petworth
(4.1/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
Secret treasures abound at Petworth House and Park, which invites you and your little ones to search for hidden spaniels and tucked-away children’s treasure chests. The 17th-century house is set in a 283 hectare (700 acre) deer park also contains numerous art pieces by Turner, Van Dyck, and Blake. If your interests are more domestic, check out the servants’ quarters, scullery, and other workrooms. You can book a private tour to get a firsthand look at the home’s handwritten copy of Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. Check out the estate’s mobile app before visiting for update information on visiting. Plan your Petworth House and Park visit and explore what else you can see and do in Petworth using our Petworth trip generator.
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  • Wonderful countryside setting. The house was interesting and filled with some magnificent artwork. We were lucky to catch the last day of an exhibition. The staff were friendly and knowledgable. The g...  more »
  • Sadly, the weather wasn't very nice the day we visited, if it had been we would have taken advantage of the grounds and had a lovely long walk. The estate is enormous. Spent time in the house, wanderi...  more »
  • This is an ideal place to visit, particularly in October, when you have the added attraction of the beautiful autumn colours. This time we drove to a car park near to the house and walked through the ...  more »
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  • What a let down. Beautiful old building but there's nothing much there. It has mainly been turned into an art gallery - so if you like paintings and sculpture (and it does have lots of old masters) - great. Otherwise, poor compared to other stately home experiences. Little original furniture and little interpretation explaining the building, owners, etc. Did have guides but the one we saw rattled on for ages and was boring. Grounds huge, has a deer park and very pretty. But we'd visited all the things we could in less than an hour. Cafe too small, quite loud and very busy. Was expecting a lot more.
  • Visited for the 1st time today. The house and Gardens were beautiful. A lovely day soured by the Greedy National Trust. On leaving we discovered that we had been charged the dearer entry price classed as Gift Aid. No one asked us at the point of admission if we wanted to pay the extra. I possibly might have agreed had they been transparent. But no we were informed that the National Trust will now charge everyone the Gift Aid Higher Entry Fee unless you specify you do not wish to pay it. How much extra money did they raise today ripping of the Pensioners and the Families with young children. SHAME ON YOU! Please be aware this is there normal operating standards. Sad because now I will avoid the National Trust properties.
  • Always good for a walk as they have a lovely pond in the deer park that's an excellent size to walk around with kids. The house is very large and they often have activity trails on for children to keep them interested. The tea room was lovely but the menu was slightly limited. We're very lucky to have this nearby and included with our National Trust membership.
  • My son loves the park and he also immensely enjoyed the kinetic sand exhibition and the embroidery exhibition (he's 8). The Servants quarter is so interesting, then you enter the main house and you're gobsmacked with all the beautiful paintings and art work. Kids can join in in finding different characters or playing different games hidden in different parts of the house. What a day out!
  • Large collection of artworks in a impressive building, Lots of paintings by william turner and an impressive array of classical sculpture. If you're a walker the deer park is fairly extensive and property maps with a few walks are provided.