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UNearth treasures of all kinds in Petworth

Nestled in the South Downs National Park, this lovely West Sussex market town offers scenic walks and quiet nights gazing up at the stars. You'll also notice a high proportion of antique shops in the town. Be sure to check out the antique market to see if you can uncover a hidden gem.

Get cultured at Petworth House

No visit to Petworth is complete without a visit to Petworth House. Wider than Buckingham Palace, its exterior is as stunning as the interior. It contains a fine collection of art, with paintings by Titian, Gainsborough, Van Dyck and JMW Turner, who spent time working here. The Capability Brown-designed gardens and deer park offer panoramic views of the rolling countryside.

Explore the South Downs

From walking and cycling to wildlife-spotting and leisurely lunches in traditional pubs, there's lots to see and do in the Downs. Watch hares boxing, go for an amble through bluebell woodlands or gaze up at the stars after dark. For the more adventurous, there's horse riding, paragliding, geocaching and mountain biking. Looking for a cheap hotel Near Petworth? Both Travelodge Billingshurst Five Oaks and Travelodge Arundel Fontwell are on the doorstep of the Downs.