Petworth House & Park (Petworth) Reviews
Description:Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0AE / Magnificent country house and park with an internationally important art collection. ... more
Petworth House & Park (Petworth) ... Set in a 'Capability' Brown landscaped deer park. The Trust's largest art collection rivals most London galleries. Numerous works by Turner; Petworth itself was immortalised in his paintings. Fascinating servants' quarters with a 'state of the art' Victorian kitchen. Intricate wooden carvings by Grinling Gibbons in the Carved Room.
Newest Review: ... and statuary that are still part of the largest collection of national trust Art in one place, with rooms full of paintings, etching, books and murals. The 'Golden Age' of the collections started with the friendship and patronage of the 3rd Earl of Egremont, George O'Brien Wyndham with William Turner who was then very much a draftsman painter and still to develop his more relaxed style with ... more
Customer Petworth House & Park (Petworth) Reviews (3)
by - written on 02/11/11 (Very useful, 88 readings)
Back two weeks ago I was treated to a one night stay in a hotel near Arundel in West Sussex and while I was there with my daughter, son-in-law and my grandson we spent a very happy day at a wonderful National trust property called Petworth house and Park. This beautiful place is one of the great heritages that have inspired so many artists, writers, royalty and famous landscape gardeners to turn an old house into something that we, as a nation should be proud to have in our country. It's one of the most lovely and accessible properties I have visited to date and one that still lingers in my mind as a place I want to revisit again and again. I'll be honored to share it ... Read the complete review
by - written on 29/03/10 (Very useful, 126 readings)
Petworth House and Park is a great example of why the National Trust is so fantastic as it has preserved an amazing house and garden for us all to enjoy. The house is a huge 17th century mansion chocked full of art work that wouldn't look out of place in the National Gallery (Turner, Van Dyck etc etc). The public rooms are very grand, and I must admit, I find it quite difficult to imagine people living there, although they are still interesting to look around. My favourite rooms are the servants rooms and the kitchens - in these rooms somehow there is much more feeling of how life actually was lived than in the formal rooms. What makes ... Read the complete review
by - written on 14/03/06 (Very useful, 2195 readings)
Firstly a thank you to Dooyoo for actually topping this category with a lovely view of Petworth House!...... ......Now struck me as a timely point at which to write this particular review, as this year Petworth House - along with many other E.H. and N.T. properties - opens its doors for a new season on 1st April. Petworth House is one of those places, no further than a thirty minute drive from where I have lived all my life, that had never been visited. On Sunday, 23rd October, my wife and I finally put that to rights. Petworth "House" is in fact a rather narrow definition of this particular attraction. Yes, the building itself ... Read the complete review
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