Petworth Park: a landscape masterpiece

Enjoy breathtaking views towards the South Downs

The majestic 700-acre park at Petworth is one of the finest surviving and unspoilt examples of an English landscape designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. 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 8pm British summer time. 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.

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 500 of them grace the parkland. See if you can glimpse a few as you explore.
Fallow Deer in Petworth Park

Help us protect the historic deer herd at Petworth

Throughout June in Petworth Park we are asking our visitors with dogs to be particularly vigilant while our fallow deer give birth and care for their young.

Dog walking

Conservation work

JMW Turner, Petworth, Sussex, the Seat of the Earl of Egremont: Dewy Morning, 1810

Bringing the view that inspired JMW Turner's 'Dewy Morning' back to life

Read all about the conservation work we are carried out in the park in partnership with Natural England in 2017 to restore the view that inspired JMW Turner's 'Dewy Morning' and encourage new birdlife.

Petworth House and Park deer

Making new homes for wildlife at Petworth

Petworth Park is home to a variety of different wildlife including the historic herd of 700 fallow deer, but things are about to get a whole lot busier with the introduction of some new wildlife habitats.

The history of the park