Petworth, with its winding lanes and quaint old buildings, is a perfectly preserved yet thriving market town nestled in the heart of the South Downs National Park. Steeped in history, Petworth can trace its origins back to medieval times. Its importance as a centre for antiques and has been recognised by its award as Best Antiques Town and it has nearly forty arts and antiques dealers all within a half mile radius.
A quintessentially English market town that depends on a close community, Petworth has something for everyone including shops, cafés and restaurants. Unlike many larger towns, Petworth has a wide range of independent shops and businesses including gift shops, hairdressers, grocers, haberdashery, clothing, travel and estate agents and a butcher and bookshops.
Although Petworth is situated in beautiful countryside, it is very easily accessible, being only 50 miles from central London and an hour from Heathrow and Gatwick airports. For those wishing to travel to the area by train, two mainline stations, Haslemere and Pulborough, are approximately 20 minutes from Petworth.