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Pulborough

National Rail | station code PUL

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

www.westsussex.info

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. Tel. 07518 753784 (informatiom line).
Open Mar-Sep, SSu & BH (also Wed in Aug) 1100-1530.
www.south-downs-railway.com
Bus 1 from Pulborough station passes the 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. Tel. 01798 875851.
Open Daily, Visitor Centre 0930-1700, Reserve dawn-dusk.
www.rspb.org.uk
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 ¾ 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. Tel. 01903 7444888 (information line), 01903 742021 (general).
Open Easter-Sep, WThFSu & BH 1400-1700, Gardens open from 1200.
www.parhaminsussex.co.uk
Bus as Pulborough Brooks above, but 7 minutes journey to main gate, then ¾ mile walk along 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. Operated by Stagecoach.

www.petworthtown.co.uk | www.westsussex.info

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. Restaurant. Tel. 01798 342207.
Open Apr-Oct, Daily 1100-1700. Park open daily until dusk. See website for winter House tours.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Bus 1 from Pulborough station to Petworth Square, 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. Tel. 01798 342100.
Open Apr-Oct, TWThFS & BH 1400-1630.
www.petworthcottagemuseum.co.uk
Bus 1 from Pulborough station to Petworth Square, see above.

Petworth map