Petworth House and Park: A Visitors Guide

Nestled in the heart of West Sussex, Petworth House and Park stand as a testament to the grandeur of English heritage and the beauty of its natural landscapes.

Discovering the Timeless Charm of Petworth House and Park

Whether you’re in the mood for indulging in a splendid Sunday pub lunch, discovering our daily culinary delights, or simply unwinding with a pint of Butcombe and a Scotch egg, you’ll experience an authentic British pub atmosphere.

Our generously proportioned rooms, blending rustic refinement with modern aesthetics, mirror our commitment to excellence and the allure of rural life.


A Storied Past

Petworth House, a Grade I listed mansion, traces its origins back to the late 17th century when it was rebuilt by Charles Seymour, the 6th Duke of Somerset. However, its history predates even this reconstruction, with evidence of a medieval manor on the site. Over the centuries, Petworth has been home to prominent figures of English nobility, each leaving their mark on the estate.

Artistic Splendor

One of Petworth’s most notable features is its remarkable art collection, which includes works by celebrated artists such as J.M.W. Turner, Anthony van Dyck, and Sir Peter Paul Rubens. The house serves as a gallery of timeless masterpieces, offering visitors the opportunity to admire exquisite paintings, sculptures, and furnishings as they wander through its opulent rooms.

Capability Brown's Landscape

Beyond the walls of the mansion lies Petworth Park, a sprawling landscape designed by the famed landscape architect Lancelot “Capability” Brown in the 18th century. Brown’s genius is evident in the park’s undulating hills, serene lakes, and majestic old trees, creating a scene of natural beauty that has captivated generations of visitors.

A Natural Haven

Petworth Park isn’t just a feast for the eyes; it’s also a haven for wildlife. The estate’s diverse habitats support a wide array of flora and fauna, making it a paradise for nature enthusiasts and photographers alike. From graceful deer roaming freely to rare bird species nesting in the trees, Petworth Park offers endless opportunities for exploration and discovery.

Exploring Petworth Today

Today, Petworth House and Park continue to enchant visitors from near and far. Guided tours provide insight into the estate’s rich history and art collection, while leisurely strolls through the park offer moments of serenity and reflection. Throughout the year, special events, exhibitions, and activities breathe new life into this historic gem, ensuring that there’s always something new to experience at Petworth.


The White Horse is just 36 minutes by car from Cowdray Park

Continue to London Rd/A283
3 min (0.5 mi) Drive along A285, Selhurstpark Rd, A286 and B2141 for 33 min (19.1 mi)

Turn right and the White Horse will be on your left.