15 Best Places to Visit in West Sussex (England)

3. Petworth

Petworth House

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Petworth House

With a heady mix of art, charming old streets and history, Petworth is a wonderful town in the South Downs.

You have to start with Petworth House, whose 19th-century owner George Wyndham was a close friend of J.M.W. Turner, who came to paint the deer park in the 1820s.

The stately home, owned by the National Trust, has lots of Turner paintings, and scenes from the acclaimed film, Mr Turner were shot here.

The centre of Petworth is a pleasure, especially on Lombard Street, a narrow cobbled alley snaking up to the yard of St Mary’s Church.

Being a well-to-do little town there are lots of antiques shops, artisan boutiques and galleries to browse.

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