Free Places to Visit in & Around Midhurst
The pretty market town of Midhurst in West Sussex is worth exploring! The buildings around the Market Square date back to the 16th century and there are a wealth of independent shops to discover. The South Downs Centre (free entry) is located close to the centre of town, with exhibitions introducing visitors to the South Downs' landscapes, geology, produce and heritage and a small interactive area for children. From here it is just a short walk to the magnificent ruins of Cowdray House and the world-famous polo ground of Cowdray Park.
Looking for a free day out within easy reach of Midhurst? There are plenty of other options to choose from nearby:
- Discover unique heathland and sandy trails at Iping Common and Lord's Piece
- Enjoy a walk and some spectacular scenery at Harting Down or Cocking Hill within the South Downs National Park
- See hundreds of fallow deer and let the kids run free in Petworth Deer Park.
- Follow the circular nature trail as it winds its way through a fascinating range of habitats at Burton Pond Trail
In addition, nearby Petworth House and Uppark House & Garden, owned by the National Trust are fantastic days out and are free for NT Members!
Midhurst has a population of just 5,000. The town lies on the River Rother, 12 miles inland from Chichester and 6 miles west of Petworth.
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