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Midhurst is a quiet country town, well situated to be be used as a touring base for the area and for exploring the South Downs.

There are two old coaching inns in the town, and the South Pond is a feature of the town centre. Old timbered buildings remain today making a nice place to wander around. The town was the site of the estate of The Knights Hospitallers.

Midhurst has a famous claim to fame; the game of polo was created here at nearby Cowdray Park, where it is still played today.

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Tourist Attractions in and near Midhurst to Visit



Midhurst Castle The remains of the original castle in the town.



West Dean Gardens 5.6 miles A lovely garden with a walled kitchen garden, Victorian glasshouses, arboretum, and much more to enjoy on the estate. A gardener's delight.

Historic Houses

Historic Houses

Cowdray House Visit this lovely ruined Tudor house.

Petworth House 5.6 miles A lovely 17th century mansion complete with gardens and an art collection.



Hollycombe Working Steam Museum 5.3 miles See the steam driven machines and fairground rides.

Weald & Downland Open Air Museum 5.4 miles A chance to see rescued and restored historical buildings.

Coultershaw Heritage Site and Beam Pump 5.5 miles A restored working waterwheel-driven pump.

Cottage Museum 5.8 miles Step back in time at this preserved worker's cottage.


Out & About

Blackdown Hill 6.3 miles Walk up the second highest hill in south-east England.

Days Out around Midhurst.

Visit Chichester on a day out.

Towns Near Midhurst To Visit - straight line distance:

Petworth (5.69 miles) Liphook (6.91 miles) Haslemere (7.27 miles) Petersfield (8.75 miles)
How to get to Midhurst
Midhurst, on the A272. Take the A286 from Chichester.

Midhurst Tourist Information Centre

  • North Street
    GU29 9DW
    Tel: 01730 817322
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