Petworth House and Park: a landscape masterpiece

Petworth House and Park deer

Explore our historic park at Petworth, wander in the footsteps of artists, encounter our majestic herd of deer and sweep away the cobwebs with our walking trails. You’ll find something to stop and admire wherever you walk.

Escape the every day

Boasting far-reaching views of the South Downs, our historic park is an ideal place to escape the crowds, take an invigorating walk and let the kids run wild. Petworth Park is open for you to enjoy every day of the year. 

Finding your way

Petworth Park is open 8am to dusk year round. It has a dedicated car park, which lies one mile north of Petworth on the A283 (the closest SAT NAV postcode is GU28 9LS).
Parking is £4 or free for National Trust members. There are also pedestrian entrances through the Cowyard tunnel in town and two on the A272 Midhurst Road.

Walk in the footsteps of the great artist JMW Turner

Turner was a regular guest of Petworth House under the 3rd Earl of Egremont, George Wyndham. Discover the views that inspired him on our 'Through Turner's Eyes'  trail.

Discover the hidden history of our ancient trees

Some of trees in Petworth Park have been standing for up to a thousand years. Why not find out all about our ancient friends on our ancient tree walk?

A historic herd

Our magnificent herd of fallow deer have called Petworth Park home for over 500 years. They were reportedly hunted by Henry VIII on his visit to Petworth in the 1500s. Today around 900 of them grace the parkland. See if you can glimpse a few as you explore.


With over 700 acres of parkland to explore, dogs love coming to Petworth Park and burning off excess energy with their owners. The park is very popular with dog walkers. There’s plenty of fresh air and lots of space to explore for those with two legs or four.

On your bike

Cyclists are welcome into the park all year round. From taking your first scurries on stabilisers to climbs up to the Concave, Petworth Park is the ideal place to discover on two wheels. Please keep to the tracks where possible.