Places to Visit near Petersfield

Places to visit near Petersfield

To help you make the most of your stay with us, we have compiled a list of places to visit near Petersfield which we think are worth a visit. All attractions are within 15 miles of Langrish House.

Also see Visit South East England’s “48 Hours in Hampshire South Downs” with it’s Top 5 Must See Places. Langrish House is ideally placed for all these attractions.

Butser Hill - Places to Visit near Petersfie

Butser Hill National Nature Reserve

(GU31 5SP)
2 miles
Butser Hill National Nature Reserve and the highest point on the south downs. 1,400 acres of open access woodland and downland within the East Hampshire Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.


Petersfield Museum and the Flora Twort Gallery

(GU32 3HS)
2.8 miles
Petersfield Museum and the Flora Twort Gallery hold exhibitions on local history, historic costume and work by the local artist Flora Twort. The displays are made up from social, industrial and agricultural artefacts and archives.

Sustainability Centre

The Sustainability Centre

(GU32 1HR)
2.8 miles
The Sustainability Centre is an independent learning and study centre, a beacon for sustainability and an award-winning social enterprise charity in the heart of Hampshire’s South Downs, UK. Courses and exhibitions suitable for all the family are held throughout the year.

Petersfield Physic GardenPetersfield Physic Garden

(GU32 3JJ)
2.9 miles
Petersfield Physic Garden is a private garden which is open to the public without charge, providing a green oasis in the centre of town. It is a garden created in a 17th Century style with distinct parts laid out for different purposes.

Queen Elizabeth Country Park - Places to Visit near Petersfield

Queen Elizabeth Country Park

3 miles
Queen Elizabeth Country Park is Hampshire’s biggest country park with 20 miles of trails for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.

Ashford Hangers - Places to Visit near Petersfield

Ashford Hangers National Nature Reserve

(GU33 6LP)
4 miles
These ‘hangers’ (woods growing on the sides of steep hills) are an important landscape feature of the Petersfield area in east Hampshire. Access to the reserve is difficult as it can only be reached by narrow lanes, or unmade tracks.

Old Winchester Hill - Places to Visit near Petersfield

Old Winchester Hill National Nature Reserve

4 miles
Old Winchester Hill is a National Nature Reserve on the South Downs just east of the village of Warnford in the Meon Valley. It is also the site of an Iron Age hill fort with many prehistoric features still visible, such as earthworks, barrows and tumuli.

Butser_Ancient_FarmButser Ancient Farm

(PO8 0BG)
4.3 miles
Butser Ancient Farm is a unique experimental archaeological site and a fascinating day out. Nestled into the rolling South Downs National Park, this ancient farm displays ongoing constructions of Iron Age buildings based on real sites, crops from prehistory and rare breeds of animals.

Uppark - Places to Visit near Petersfield


(GU31 5QR)
6 miles
Uppark belongs to the National Trust. This gem on the South Downs, rescued after a major fire in 1989, houses an elegant Georgian interior with a famous Grand Tour collection, which includes paintings, furniture and ceramics.

Gilbert White's house - Places to Visit near Petersfield

Oates Memorial & Gilbert White Museum

(GU34 3LA)
7 miles
Home of 18th century naturalist Reverend Gilbert. He lived at The Wakes in the village of Selborne and it was here that he wrote the fabulously popular ‘Natural History of Selborne’. The Wakes has been restored as a museum dedicated to White’s life and works and there are displays relating to the expeditions of Victorian explorer Frank Oates and polar explorer Captain Lawrence Oates.

Hinton Ampner house - Places to Visit near Petersfield

Hinton Ampner Garden

(SO24 0LA)
7 miles
National Trust. Hinton Ampner is best known for its magnificent gardens. The elegant country house was remodelled by Ralph Dutton, the 8th and last Lord Sherborne, in 1960 after a devastating fire, and contains his collection of Georgian and Regency furniture, Italian pictures and objets d’art. The gardens were also laid out by Ralph Dutton and are widely acknowledged as a masterpiece of 20th-century design.

Cheriton Battlefield - Places to Visit near Petersfield

Battle of Cheriton 1644

7 miles
Access to the battlefield is via an excellent network of footpaths, lanes and minor roads. These enable the visitor to gain a good understanding of the physical topography of this landscape, from the conjectural Royalist and Parliamentary positions on both sites. There is a battle monument on the traditional site. Royalist prisoners from this battle were brought to Langrish and made to dig the vaults – now a cosy area for dining or just sitting at Langrish House!

Staunton Country Park - Places to Visit near Petersfield

Staunton Country Park

(PO9 5DZ)
9 miles
Explore acres of ancient woodland and beautifully landscaped parkland at the award winning Staunton Country Park. You can escape to another age as you discover mysterious follies in these idyllic surroundings.

Stansted Park - Places to Visit near Petersfield

Stansted Park

(PO9 6DX)
9 miles
Stansted Park is an Edwardian ‘upstairs-downstairs’ house in 1800 acres of ancient forest. It overlooks the coast from the South Downs, on the borders of Hampshire and Sussex. The House, chapel, state rooms and the fully furnished servants’ quarters are open from April to September.

Jane Austen's House in Chawton - Places to Visit near Petersfield

Jane Austen’s House

(GU34 1SJ)
9 miles
The novelist Jane Austen is known worldwide for her popular novels describing the society of pre-industrial England. She spent the last eight years of her life here at Chawton in the 17th century house which is now preserved in her memory.

Watercress_lineMid Hants Railway Watercress Line

(SO24 9JG)
9.1 miles
The Mid Hants Railway, also known as the Watercress Line, operates steam and heritage diesel trains between the picturesque market towns of Alton and Alresford in Hampshire. As well as standard travel this preserved railway runs popular special events throughout the year along with Countryman and Watercress Belle dining trains and the Real Ale Train.

Old Bishop's Palace, Wolvesey Castle - Places to Visit near Petersfield

Bishop’s Palace

(SO32 1DL)
10 miles
Wolvesey Castle (Old Bishop’s Palace) is a Norman stone keep and bailey fortress, the chief residence of the Bishops of Winchester. Its extensive ruins are one of the greatest medieval buildings in England.

Hollycombe Steam Collection - Places to Visit near Petersfield

Hollycombe Steam Collection

(GU30 7LP)
11 miles
Hollycombe is home to a unique collection of steam powered fun fair rides, railways, traction engines, traditional farm and sawmill.

Curtis Museum Alton - Places to Visit near Petersfield

Curtis Museum, Alton

(GU34 2EN)
11 miles
The Curtis Museum houses one of the finest local history collections in Hampshire, exploring 100 million years of history displays include prehistoric tools, Roman pottery reconstruction, Saxon burials, the Battle of Alton 1643, the notorious tale of Sweet Fanny Adams and Hop picking and brewing.

Kingley Vale National Nature Reserve - Places to Visit near Petersfield

Kingley Vale National Nature Reserve

11 miles
Situated a few miles north west of Chichester in West Sussex, Kingley Vale contains one of the finest yew forests in western Europe. There are trees here which are perhaps the oldest living things in Britain.

Wykham Vineyard - Places to Visit near Petersfield

Wickham Vineyard

(SO32 2HD)
11 miles
Find out about grape growing and the making of award winning wines at Wickham Vineyard. Enjoy a free tasting and experience the culinary delights of Vatika Restaurant run by Michelin star and celebrity chef Atul Kochhar.

Grange Park Opera - Places to Visit near Petersfield

Grange Park Opera, Northington

(SO24 9TG)
12 miles
Founded in 1997, Grange Park Opera has quickly established itself as one of the jewels in the opera calendar. For a schedule of performances click here.

Intech 2000 Millennium Site - Places to Visit near Petersfield

Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

(SO21 1HX)
12 miles
An interactive science centre that presents science, technology, engineering and mathematics in a form that is attractive, interesting and easier to understand. With 100 hands-on exhibits, a 200-seat auditorium and an equipment library, Winchester Science Centre is an exciting centre for all ages.

West Dean Gardens - Places to Visit near Petersfield

West Dean Gardens

(PO18 0QZ)
12 miles
A place of tranquillity and beauty in the rolling South Downs, West Dean features a restored walled kitchen garden with some of the finest Victorian glasshouses in the country. Carefully trained fruit trees, rows of vegetables and exotic fruit and flowers contrast with rustic summerhouses, a 300ft Edwardian pergola and ornamental borders in the extensive grounds.

Marwell Zoo - Places to Visit near Petersfield

Marwell Zoological Park

(SO21 1JH)
12 miles
A visit to Marwell Wildlife is a chance to get close to the wonders of the natural world – and play a big part in helping to save them. From ring-tailed coatis to red-eyed tree frogs, laughing kookaburra to frilled lizards, giraffe-nosed catfishes to bat-eared foxes – the 140-acre park is home to over 250 exotic and endangered species, in beautiful, landscaped surroundings.

Cowdray Ruins, Cowdray Park, Midhurst - Places to Visit near Petersfield

Cowdray Ruins, Midhurst

(GU29 0AH)
12 miles
The partly restored ruins of the grand Tudor manor house of Cowdray House. The House is located in a magnificent setting which is made even more wonderful (if that could be possible) by the landscaping of the legendary Capability Brown.

Portchester Castle - Places to Visit near Petersfield

Portchester Castle

(PO16 9QP)
12 miles
The most impressive and best-preserved of the Roman ‘Saxon Shore’ forts, Portchester Castle was originally built in the late 3rd century. An exhibition in the keep interprets the history of the castle and Portchester village and displays finds excavated on site.

Weald & Downland Open Air Museum - Places to Visit near Petersfield

Weald & Downland Open Air Museum

(PO18 0EU)
12 miles
The leading museum of historic buildings in England. Wander amongst a fascinating collection of historic buildings dating from the 13th to the 19th century in 40 acres of beautiful Sussex countryside. Enjoy period gardens, farm animals and woodland walks.

Holy Trinity Church, Bosham - Places to Visit near Petersfield

Holy Trinty, Bosham

(PO18 8JN)
13 miles
The Church of The Holy Trinity, Bosham, is one of the earliest churches in Sussex and there is documented evidence to show that there was a small Christian community in Bosham in the 7th century, making it the oldest site of Christianity in Sussex.

Goodwood Festival of Speed - Places to Visit near Petersfield


14 miles
Goodwood is most famous, of course, for its horse racing, especially the Glorious Goodwood meeting in July each year. But the other facilities at Goodwood have been invested in heavily in recent years and it is now a world class attraction. Goodwood House is a compact stately home with an interesting history. Guided tours are available.

Winchester Cathedral - Places to Visit near Petersfield

Winchester Cathedral

(SO23 9NG)
14 miles
It is impossible to adequately detail even a small portion of Winchester Cathedral’s history, the many changes it has undergone, and the wealth of treasures it contains. Many of the ancient Kings of England are buried here, alongside Saints, Bishops, and many notable `commoners’, such as Jane Austen and Izaac Walton.

Fishbourne Roman Palace - Places to Visit near Petersfield

Fishbourne Roman Palace

(PO19 3QJ)
14 miles
Fishbourne’s impressive remains came to light in 1960 when a new water main cut into the previously unsuspected foundations and mosaics. It proved to be one of the most important British archaeological discoveries of the century. Visitors can see many of the remains, including 20 spectacular mosaic floors in various stages of completeness.

Titchfield Abbey - Places to Visit near Petersfield

Titchfield Abbey

(PO15 5DZ)
14 miles
The ruins of a 13th century Premonstratensian abbey, later converted into a Tudor mansion. The church was rebuilt as a grand turreted gatehouse. Information panels tell the story of the monastery and its conversion into a mansion.

Fort Brockhurst - Places to Visit near Petersfield

Fort Brockhurst

(PO12 4BA)
14 miles
Fort Brockhurst was one of a number of forts built in the 1850s and 1860s to protect Portsmouth and its vital harbour against a French invasion. Largely unaltered, the parade ground, gun ramps and moated keep can all be viewed.

Manor Farm Country Park - Places to Visit near Petersfield

Manor Farm Country Park

(SO30 2SZ)
14 miles
Covering an area of 400 acres, the park is a delightful mix of woodland, riverside and open space, offering a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of the modern world. Children will love meeting all the animals at Manor Farm, while anyone old enough to remember the washboard and mangle is sure to recall many a childhood memory in the charming Victorian farmhouse.

Royal Military Police Museum, Chichester - Places to Visit near Petersfield

Royal Military Police Museum, Chichester

(PO19 6BN)
14 miles
Opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Colonel in Chief, RMP on 7th June 2007. The RMP Museum is now housed “behind the wire” at the Defence College of Police and Guarding (DCPG). As a result, visits are strictly by appointment only. Once booked in for a visit, you will need to bring photo proof of identity.

Frensham Pond, Frensham Common - Places to Visit near Petersfield

Frensham Common

(GU10 2JN)
14 miles
Frensham Common comprises a large area of heathland, together with some coniferous and mixed woodland and two large ponds, known as Frensham Great and Frensham Little Ponds. The ponds were built in the middle ages to provide fish for the Bishop of Winchester’s Estate.

Birdworld & Underwater World, Farnham - Places to Visit near Petersfield

Birdworld & Underwater World, Farnham

(GU10 4LD)
15 miles
Nestling within the Alice Holt Forest, Birdworld is one of the largest bird parks in the country. There are 26 acres to explore so make sure you allow plenty of time to see and experience everything it has to offer. From a huge Ostrich to tiny Sunbirds, Penguins, Owls, Parrots, Waterfowl and many other colourful species, you will find amazing birds from all around the world.

Haslemere Educational Museum - Places to Visit near Petersfield

Haslemere Educational Museum

(GU27 2HY)
15 miles
Haslemere Educational Museum is one of the largest Natural History Museums in central southern England with over 240,000 specimens, along with over 140,000 Human History artefacts from around the world.

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard - Places to Visit near Petersfield

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

(PO1 3NU)
15 miles
The Historic Dockyard is a great place to experience 800 years of naval history surrounded by working docks and historic buildings. Visit the world famous historic ships HMS Victory and HMS Warrior 1860 and see the Mary Rose and Royal Naval Museums.