Petworth House and Deer Park

Matt Lynch
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This enormous 17th-century mansion has such expansive grounds that it's home to the largest resident population of fallow deer in England. The park itself is 700-acres across and so exquisite that it inspired multiple works from the Romantic painter William Turner. The house is a National Trust Grade I listed building with its architecture inspired by the Baroque palaces of Europe. It's said to be home to one of the National Trust's most prized art collections. If you park in the Petworth House Car Park you can enjoy a scenic stroll through the gardens to spot the wildlife and deer. If you walk in the direction of Upper Pond you'll be greeted by one of the finest views on the estate of the park leading up towards Petworth House. Entrance to the deer park is free and parking costs £3 for non-members. TOP TIP - Visit the park in October to see the magnificent changing in colour on the oak and horse-chestnut trees. This is also the time of year the stags partake in their ritual rutting. The noise of the stags roaring as their horns crack together is something quite incredible to behold. FOOD & DRINK - The town of Petworth is filled with squat wooden buildings and narrow winding lanes. The perfect place to amble about looking for something to eat or drink following your walk around Petworth House and Park. Tiffins of Petworth does an excellent cream tea in the traditional English style. - If you're looking for a lunch spot, The Angle Inn does upmarket pub food and has a lovely stone-walled pub garden to sit in. - 10 minutes drive outside of Petworth is the Langham craft brewery. It's possible to book a 1.5 - 2 hour tour of the brewery costing £15.
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  • London Rd, Petworth GU28 9LR, UK
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    Standard 10.00 GBP
    Kids 5.00 GBP Under 16
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