Homes & Gardens
Elevated high above the South Downs, yet close to Petersfield, Uppark House and Gardens commands panoramic views across the downs and out to the English Channel.
Visit the downstairs world of the servants and then compare this with the splendid upstairs Georgian interiors. At the centre is a huge 18th-century dolls’ house with 9 rooms that stands 7ft high!
The intimate gardens are being restored to their original 18th-century design and what you see today is a mixture of designs created by ‘Capability’ Brown and Humphry Repton. Discover a mini-scented garden and a summer meadow brimming with native wildflowers.
Enjoy the inside and outside family trails, play lawn games, picnic in the meadow or pick up a treat in the Orangery Cafe. The nearby woodland is great for exploring and den-building.
|Distance||>5.6 miles from Petersfield railway station|
|Duration||A half day, or a full day with a visit to nearby Harting Down|
|Directions – Bus||Emsworth & District bus service 54 at stop T on Lavent Street outside Petersfield Station takes under a half hour to Uppark House Gate.|
|Directions – Walk||Uppark is ¾ mile from the South Downs Way.
|Directions – Cycle||Uppark is ¾ mile from the South Downs Way.
Due to its high elevation Uppark is vulnerable to extreme weather conditions. This can lead to closure of the property at short notice. To avoid disappointment, particularly in the winter months, please check opening arrangements before visiting.
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Nearby Harting Down is one of the largest areas of ancient chalk downland cared for by the National Trust. Look out for Grizzled Skipper butterflies, Blue Carpenter Bees and the Cheese Snail.
EXTEND YOUR VISIT
You can visit the homes of several famous LITERARY HEROES who lived near Petersfield and enjoy exploring the countryside that inspired them. A break in Petersfield is not complete without a visit to Jane Austen’s House Museum in Chawton. Follow the FOOTSTEPS THE NATURALISTS, wander the Hangers Way and visit the Selbourne home of Gilbert White.