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Petworth House is an extraordinary and surprising place created by just one family over 900 years. The 17th-century building you see today comprises grand state rooms which form the centrepiece of your visit. Designed to display the taste, lifestyle and artistic patronage of generations of Percys, Seymours and Wyndhams, the state rooms offer an expanse of paintings and sculpture, including major works by artists such as Van Dyck, Turner, Reynolds and Gainsborough. A particular highlight is the earliest English globe in existence, dating back to 1592. This remarkable collection reflects a journey of survival and success through the Tudor Reformation, the Gunpowder Plot, the Napoleonic Wars and the consolidation of the British Empire.
The Servants’ Quarters offer a glimpse of life of the people who worked at Petworth. Step inside some of these rooms and imagine the hustle and bustle of servant life.
The landscape surrounding Petworth gives every impression of being totally natural; in reality, nothing is further from the truth. The park and garden were transformed in the 1750s and early 1760s by the landscape architect Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown.
Cowdray is a dynamic and progressive Estate. As a destination Cowdray offers a range of premium country pursuits from golf on our Championship course, our award winning clay-pigeon shooting school, fly fishing on the river Rother, walking, cycling, riding, polo, both spectating and learning to play, to hospitality at the Farm Shop & Café, holiday cottages, wedding venues and the stunning Cowdray House, set at the heart of the Estate, available for private stays and events.
Goodwood House is a country house and estate covering 4,900 hectares (12,000 acres) in Westhampnett, Chichester, West Sussex, England and is the seat of the Duke of Richmond. The house was built in about 1600 and is a Grade I listed building.
The house and its grounds are the site of the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed, whilst elsewhere on the estate the Goodwood Circuit motorsport track at Chichester/Goodwood Airport hosts the annual Goodwood Revival, and the airfield has a Flying School. Goodwood Racecourse hosts "Glorious Goodwood" and a number of other (horse) race meetings. The estate includes two golf courses and a cricket pitch, home to Goodwood Cricket Club, a hotel and a 1,600 ha (4,000 acres) organic farm. The estate employs over 550 people and attracts 800,000 visitors a year. The headquarters of Rolls Royce Motor Cars is on the Estate.
The Monarch's Way long-distance footpath crosses the downs from west to east, passing immediately south of the racecourse.
The landscaped park and woodlands of Goodwood are Grade I listed on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.