5 Amazing Things to do in Petworth, England, UK
Discover 5 amazing things to do in Petworth, England. This things to do in Petworth post also includes, directions in and around Petworth and lots of other useful information on how to survive travel in Petworth, England.
Over the xmas break I went to visit Olivia in her home town of Petworth. Petworth is a small town about an hour south of London. The biggest town near it is probably Horsham for those of you in the know.
If you wanted to, you could do all the things to do in Petworth in a short day, but since we have a habit of getting smashed and wasting half a day recovering I made it a two nighter.
5 Best Things to do in Petworth
I left Newcastle at about 1230-ish and made it there I think about 6-ish, which isn’t too bad considering the train was delayed 40mins and I had to make a switch in London via the tube. Liv’s mum is a warden for an old persons home so we bunked up in one of the spare rooms. The first person I met was a 93 yr old lady named Dorothy who was a bit like the lookout. A very sweet lady who insisted on handing me chocolate and advising me to zip my jacket up.
Ok, here it is. My list of 5 amazing things to do in Petworth, England.
1. Go to the Local Pub
The first thing on my list of best things to do in Petworth is to go to the local pub.
Ok, so you can do this in pretty much any town in England, but there isn’t much else to do so it makes it onto the list of amazing things to do in Petworth.
Visiting friends in their hometown is always nice, and usually you get to meet their families. Being the festive season I got to meet some of the extended family. They where all quite nice, and her mum is easily one of the best hosts I have come across, as well as a fantastic cook… none of this has rubbed off on Olivia.
So we had dinner with the family and then headed to the local pub. I’m not sure if we had intended it to be a big night but she ran into one of her friends who had been in Australia for just under a year and had just got back. Also her best friend from grade school or something. Lets just say the first hour or so wasn’t that interesting for me, but 5 or so pints later we where having a pretty jolly time.
I’m not sure how we managed to get home, but I am sure that it would have been thanks to me. This was the messiest I have ever seen Olivia, and we’ve been in some states. I’m not going to get into any details just in case she ever reads this, but lets just say red wine will wash out of bed-sheets and her head must have been thumping the next day.
2. Go to Petworth Park
Later in morning the next day her mum cooked us a fry-up and then we went for a short walk in Petworth Park. I saw deer.
3. Go to Arundal
Technically not one of the best things to do in Petworth, but we then took a drive to Arundel. Arundel is a slightly bigger town. We got a pizza, took a photo of the Arundal castle, and went to the cathedral… standard quick tour of a small English town. Back to Olivia’s mums house for some kick ass lasagna and an early night.
4. Go to Petworth House
The only other thing I wanted to see was Petworth House but it was closed.
5. Go to Horsham
Again, technically not an amazing thing to do in Petworth, but we took a drive to Horsham as Sarah (another friend from Summer Camp) was home from uni for the holidays. We had a pub lunch and then a stroll to her house for a cup of tea. Her mum was also very nice.
Late afternoon and I had to get back so I got Olivia to drop me off at the station for the train journey home. Just by pure luck I came across the Harry Potter Platform in London.
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Finally got home at about 2230 or so and my house-mates where having a little party. About 8 or 9 hours later and I finally laid my head down on my pillow while the sun started to rise.
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