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Petworth, a perfect blend between history, culture, and shopping.


Petworth is a picturesque market town nestled in the heart of the South Downs National Park, just over an hour’s drive from London and only 30 minutes from the south coast. The town has many treasures to discover making it a day out to remember.

Download your Discover Petworth Town Map or once you are in Petworth pop into the shops and pick up a copy. 


Petworth House & Park, Petworth Cottage Museum and Coultershaw Beam Pump are on the doorstep whilst National gems and other attractions such as Arundel Castle, Parham House and Gardens, Polo at Cowdray Park, Glorious Goodwood, Chichester Cathedral, Bignor Roman Villa, Amberley Working Museum, and the RSPB Nature Reserve in Pulborough are all within a 12-mile radius. With good connections to the rest of West Sussex and beyond, the nearest BR station is only 4.6 miles away at Pulborough and buses serve Chichester, Horsham, Midhurst and Worthing.


History of Petworth

The town of Petworth has a rich history. Settled since at least Norman times, it is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086.


Petworth has an international reputation as a leading antiques centre with over 30 antique shops dotted around the town.

West Sussex

Petworth is nestled in the heart of beautiful West Sussex and an area of outstanding natural beauty. 

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Where is Petworth?

Petworth is a market town in West Sussex, England.
Petworth’s surrounding towns and villages include Pulborough, Midhurst, Fernhurst and Billingshurst.
The closest major cities are London, Guildford, Portsmouth and Southampton.


Parking in Petworth

Pound Street Car Park is easily accessible and within a short walking distance of the town centre.
There 249 spaces and 2 disabled spaces.
The parking tariff is between 9.00am – 6.00pm Monday – Saturday (including Bank / Public Holidays).

Parking Charges:
Up to 1 hour – Free
Up to 2 hours – 50p
Up to 3 hours - 70p
Up to 4 hours - 90p
Up to 5 hours - £1.20
Up to 6 hours - £1.40
Up to 7 hours - £1.80
Over 7 hours - £2.20
Sunday parking is free of charge.


Petworth is ideally situated for exploring the South East of England by road. Just a 1hr drive from the M25 London Ring Road on the located on A283, it is within easy distance of not only the local attractions but beautiful beaches, historic dockyards and of course the stunning scenery of the South Downs National Park.

The A272 which starts in East Sussex and ends in Winchester, passing many towns and villages one of which is Petworth.


The closest station to Petworth is Pulborough 5¼ miles. The No. 1 Stagecoach bus service between Worthing and Midhurst stops in Petworth and passes Pulborough train station.
There is a Taxi service at Pulborough station, call into the cafe to book or call Tri-Cars on 01403 783285.
Pulborough trains go to London Victoria

Haslemere station is 11 miles. The Line Bus 70 bus service will bring you into Petworth via Midhurst. There is a Taxi service at Haslemere station, call Haslemere Alpha taxis on 07908 556622
Haslemere trains go to London Waterloo


The following bus routes pass through Petworth town centre:
No. 1 Stagecoach service between Worthing and Midhurst (passes Pulborough train station).
No. 75 Compass service from Horsham to Petworth
No. 99 Compass service from Chichester to Petworth


Petworth is only 40 minutes drive from Gatwick Airport, Gatwick, RH6 0NP, West Sussex.
Heathrow Airport is 1 hour away from Petworth.
Southampton Airport is over 1 hour away from Petworth.

NEAREST Ferry Ports

Brittany Ferries Portsmouth Port is 50 mins away from Petworth.