Described by English Heritage as a hidden jewel, Midhurst is located in the heart of the new South Downs National Park. A vibrant market town steeped in history, Midhurst dates back to medieval times and exhibits architectural features from throughout the ages .
South Downs Way
The 160 kilometre long South Downs Way follows the old routes and droveways along the chalk escarpment and ridges of the South Downs. The undulating route provides a wonderful trip for long distance riders as well as walkers. It also provides interesting day trips and short breaks.
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Petworth House and Park
Magnificent country house and park with an internationally important art collection.
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Famous for Glorious Goodwood, the Festival of Speed and other fantastic events. Goodwood is just 7 miles from Amberfold.
The home of British Polo. The Polo Club has 2 sets of grounds. Lawns 1, 2, 3, 4 and River grounds are very near to Midhurst, and the Ambersham 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 are located about a mile from Amberfold.
The ancient market town of Petworth traces its origins back to medieval times. Set amidst the lush beauty of the West Sussex countryside in an area known as the Golden Triangle, its winding lanes and quaint old buildings give the impression that time has stood still.
West Wittering Beach
Offering wonderful views of Chichester Harbour and the South Downs beyond, the natural and unspoilt sandy beach of West Wittering has been a favourite destination for a family day out for generations. The highest water quality and excellent facilities have made it one of the premier Blue Flag beaches in the country.
Weald & Downland Open Air Museum
Traditional buildings in a rural landscape that tell the story of the men, women and children who lived and worked in them over a 600-year period. You can explore the 50-acre site and visit some of the 50 exhibit buildings. Many of the exhibit houses are furnished to recreate historic domestic interiors.
West Dean Gardens
Set in the rolling South Downs, West Dean is a 35 acre garden on an expansive scale and was HHA/Christie’s Garden of the Year 2002. Its sweeping lawns punctuated by venerable trees help to balance the scale of the plantings and relate the gardens to the landscape.
The Unicorn Inn, Heyshott
The Unicorn Inn is a free house pub and restaurant, brimming with rural charm and located in the beautiful unspoilt village of Heyshott near Midhurst, West Sussex. The Unicorn Inn is 15 mins walk from Amberfold by footpath.
Heyshott is a small West Sussex village on the lower slopes of the South Downs, 4 miles south of Midhurst & east of Cocking. Heyshott was the birthplace of Richard Cobden, the leader of the Anti-corn law league, his regular pew is marked by a small plaque in the 13th century village church of St James.
Every November, for over 55 years, hundreds of visitors have annually flocked here for it’s popular village Bonfire and Firework display.
The White Horse Graffham
The White Horse at Graffham is a traditional village pub nestling at the foot of the south downs in glorious West Sussex. The views from the conservatory dining-room are stunning, while it is a delight to sit in the garden & be able to listen to bird-song with hardly any traffic noise. The White Horse is 2 miles from Amberfold.
The Foresters Arms Inn
The pub has two open fires, beamed ceilings and a secluded garden to enjoy the sunshine with a chilled glass of wine. Perfect! We pride ourselves on serving honest, fresh, unpretentious, seasonal food, along with a compact but lovingly and carefully selected wine list. The Foresters Arms Inn is 2 miles from Amberfold.
Chichester Festival Theatre
The Festival Season runs from April to September and includes productions from classics to contemporary writing and musicals.
The Serpent Trail
A walk through beautiful heathland landscapes of West Sussex.