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Petworth House And Park Sussex - National Trust

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  • Duration: 1 days
  • Board Basis: N/A
  • Tour Ref: D2TBAK7074

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

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

PRICE FROM ? £40 per person
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