An ancient country town with a market in The Square. Petersfield is within the South Downs National Park.
TI County Library, 27 The Square. Tel. 01730 268829.
The history of Petersfield and the surrounding area. Tel. 01730 262601.
Open Mar-Nov, TWThFS 1000-1600.
Set in an ancient walled plot, the garden has been planted in 17th century style. The herb beds in a formal
geometric pattern are typical of a physic garden of this period. Other features include a small knot garden,
an orchard area and a rose bower. Tel. 01730 233557.
Open Daily 0900-1800 (1600 in winter).
A late 17th century house in an impressive setting high on the South Downs. The elegant Georgian interior has
been carefully restored following a major fire in 1989. Features include paintings, furniture, ceramics and an 18th
century dolls' house with original contents. The servants' quarters in the basement are shown as they were in
Victorian days. Peaceful garden. Restaurant. Picnic areas.
Tel. 01730 825857.
Open Mar-Oct, Daily 1100-1700, House 1230-1600.
Bus 54 from station to entrance (shortly after South Harting), 27 minutes journey, M-S about every 2 hours. Operated by Stagecoach. Buses also operate from Chichester.
A 12 acre garden with magnificent views over parkland and rolling countryside. The House contains Regency furniture,
Italian paintings and hardstone items. Tel. 01962 771305.
Open Mar-Nov, Daily 1000-1700 (closes dusk if earlier), House 1100-1530.
Bus 67 from station to entrance (shortly after Bramdean), 30 minutes journey, M-S every 2-3 hours. Operated by Stagecoach. Buses also operate from Winchester.
The family home of the naturalist Reverend Gilbert White who observed and recorded what he saw around him,
including in the village and nearby Selborne Hanger, beech woodland on a steep slope overlooking the village.
Later extensions to the house contain the Oates Collections telling the stories of two explorers: Lawrence Oates who
accompanied Captain Scott to the South Pole in 1911-12, and the 19th century Frank Oates who acquired collections of birds,
animals and African weapons. Garden and parkland. Tea Parlour. Tel. 01420 511275.
Open Mar-mid Dec, TWThFSSu 1030-1630 (1715 Apr-Oct).
Bus 38 from station to Selborne, 35 minutes journey. M-F only, about every 2 hours. Operated by Stagecoach. Buses also operate from Alton and Liss.