View from Harting Down

A Tranquil Day at the Heath

Swans on the Heath Pond

The Physic Garden

A bustling market day

Welcome to the ancient market town of Petersfield, set in the glorious countryside of the South Downs National Park.

Formerly an important coaching centre on the London to Portsmouth road, Petersfield is a great place to live, work and have fun.                                      In the centre of town, enjoy the lively town square with its regular weekly markets.   Visit the Petersfield Museum and Flora Twort Gallery, the Physic Garden and the Norman church of St Peter’s . There is plenty of theatre, music, art and sport, and the town and its satellite villages are blessed with great pubs , cafes and restaurants.  Petersfield is the perfect base for a walking or cycling weekend or holiday as it is surrounded by a pretty network of lanes and superb public footpaths giving visitors access to beautiful and varied unspoilt countryside in every direction.

This beautiful countryside consists of the South Downs, which include Queen Elizabeth Country Park and Butser Hill to the south, the Hampshire Hangers and Downs to the west and north, and the tree-lined hills of Hill Brow and Durford to the north east. Petersfield is also ideally situated for access to the South Coast and London and is within easy reach of many of the South’s other great attractions such as Winchester, Chichester and Goodwood, Portsmouth and its historic dockyard and cross-channel ferries and the beautiful, crystal clear chalk streams and rivers of west Hampshire.
The What to do, Where to stay, Where to eat and Whats On pages allow local businesses to submit copy to the site free of charge and the very popular What's On page allows event organisers to notify there events at no cost.
The 'What's on' section of our website is by no means an exhaustive list, but will hopefully give you a taster of what our beautiful market town has on offer.  For a full list of events please call us on 01730 268829.
You can also find more information on our FACEBOOK and TWITTER pages.



Following the latest Government Covid-19 advice, which includes minimising social contact, the Town Visitor Centre(TVC) is closed.
If you need to contact the Centre please follow us on Facebook @PetersfieldTouristinformation and Twitter @morepetersfield for updates, or email

Many thanks

Tourism South East
Petersfield Town Council


Where to eat

There is such a variety of places to eat in Petersfield. Click for more...


Petersfield was founded in the early 12th century.Click for more...

Further Afield

Petersfield has easy access by means of two major roads crossing through Petersfield. Click for more...