Petworth House and Park Sussex - National Trust

Petworth House and Park Sussex - National Trust

The palatial mansion that you see today was built in 1682 . The state rooms are saturated with internationally important paintings by artists such as Van Dyck, Reynolds, Titian and Blake together with classical and neo-classical sculptures.

Petworth House and Park West Sussex - National Trust

 

A stately mansion nestled in the South Downs housing the finest art collection in the care of the National Trust.

 

Petworth has a rich and varied history waiting to be discovered.  Stroll through state rooms saturated with internationally important paintings by artists such as Van Dyck, Reynolds, Titian and Blake together with classical and neo-classical sculptures.  Follow in the footsteps of JMW Turner who spent long periods at the mansion under the patronage of the 3rd Earl of Egremont, and whose paintings of Petworth park can be seen at Petworth today.

 

The servants’ quarters by contrast offer a glimpse of life ‘below stairs’. Imagine the hustle and bustle of servant life in the Historic Kitchens and myriad ancillary rooms.

The landscape gives every impression of being totally natural but in reality nothing is further from the truth. The park was transformed in the 1750s and early 1760s by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown.

 

Located in the South Downs National Park, Petworth is known as an impressive mansion surrounded by a 700 acre deer park landscaped by Capability Brown. The state rooms within the mansion display the finest collection of art in the care of the National Trust including works by Turner, Reynolds, Blake and Van Dyck. Separate Servants’ Quarters offer a glimpse of life ‘below stairs’, featuring domestic rooms and Historic Kitchen with a 1000 piece copper batterie de cuisine.

 

Mansion

The palatial mansion that you see today was built in 1682 when heiress, Elizabeth Percy, daughter to the 11th Earl of Northumberland, married Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset. The state rooms are saturated with internationally important paintings by artists such as Van Dyck, Reynolds, Titian and Blake together with classical and neo-classical sculptures.  Follow in the footsteps of JMW Turner whose paintings of Petworth Park can be seen in the Carved Room today. 

 

This property is owned by the National Trust. Members pay coach only.

 

Depart for home Approx. 16.30

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Bridgwater Bridgwater Mount Street Bus Stop
Rear of Angel Place Shopping centre
Bristol Anchor Road East Anchor Road Opposite @Bristol
Eastbound Bus Stop
Bristol Tesco Tesco's Eastville Bus stop - Jct 2 of M32
(Tesco's Car park only has a 2 Hr. parking limit)
Burnham on Sea Burnham on Sea, Pier Street
Bus Stop The Old Pier Tavern
Clevedon Clevedon
First Choice Travel Agency
Highbridge Highbridge, Church Street Bus Stop
Near to Church
Leigh Delamere Services Leigh Delamere - Outbound - Eastbound Side
Return - Westbound Side - Coach Park
Nailsea Nailsea - Clevedon Road Car Park
Taunton Taunton - Tower Street
Bus/Coach Station
Weston Borough Arms Borough Arms, Bus Shelter
after main entrance to old Clarks Factory
Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare
Locking Road Car Park
Worle Bus Stop Worle Preanes Green, New Bristol Rd.
Summer Lane Bus Shelter
Worle - Homebase Worle - Homebase Bus Stop opposite Bridge Farm
New Bristol Road
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