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National Rail | station code PUL

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Pulborough is a large village (almost a town) on the River Arun with Georgian buildings around the Church.


South Downs Light Railway ¾ mile (within Garden Centre)

A narrow gauge railway which runs for almost a mile through the grounds of the Garden Centre. Trains are usually steam hauled by 1/5th scale locomotives. See the website for special event days. Restaurant in garden centre.
Open Mar-Sep, SSu & BH (also Wed in Aug) 1100-1530.
Take extra care walking as there's no path for much of the way and the road is busy, walk on the verge where possible. Bus 1 from Pulborough station stops at the Garden Centre entrance, see Petworth below.

Pulborough Brooks RSPB 2½ miles or by bus

A nature reserve in the beautiful Arun Valley, with views across wet meadows and fields to the South Downs. One of Europe's top wetlands for birds and other wildlife. Also wooded heathland south of Visitor Centre. Reserve trails and hides. Tearoom and picnic area.
Open Daily, Visitor Centre 1000-1600, Reserve dawn-dusk.
Bus 100 from station to entrance drive. M-S hourly, 5 minutes journey. Operated by Compass Travel.
Visitors walking from the station must cross the reserve using the public footpath to the Visitor Centre (2½ miles). However, you may return direct to the station from the reserve trail (1¾ miles).

Parham House and Gardens by bus then 1 mile

A beautiful Elizabethan House with light, panelled rooms containing old furniture, paintings and textiles. Walled garden, 1920s Wendy house, lake and 18th century Pleasure Grounds. Light lunches and cream teas.
Open Easter-Sep, WThFSu & BH 1200-1700, House from 1400.
Bus as Pulborough Brooks above, but 7 minutes journey to opposite Cootham Village Hall very shortly after Parham entrance (the bus can't safely stop opposite the entrance), then 1 mile walk mostly along the entrance drive.

Pulborough map

Petworth by bus

Petworth is a compact market town that has become an important antique centre.
Bus 1 from Pulborough station to Petworth Square. M-S hourly, Sun & BH 2-hourly, 14 minutes journey. Note that buses return from Church Street and Angel Street, NOT the Square. Operated by Stagecoach.

Petworth House and Park NT by bus

A vast 17th century country house set in a beautiful park landscaped by 'Capability' Brown. The house contains an internationally important art collection, including works by Turner, Van Dyck, Reynolds and Blake. Fine furniture and carvings by Grinling Gibbons. Servants' Quarters including the kitchens. Café.
Open Daily 1030-1630, Pleasure Ground & Café 1000-1700.
Bus 1 from Pulborough station to Petworth, see above.

Petworth Cottage Museum by bus

An estate worker's small cottage furnished as it would have been in 1910 when a seamstress lived there. It is full of the detail of everyday life at the time, plus a garden with old fashioned plants.
Open expected to open in 2022 after refurbishment, please see website.
Bus 1 from Pulborough station to Petworth, see above.

Petworth map
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