The ancient market town of Petersfield in Hampshire is surrounded by the glorious countryside of the South Downs. Petersfield is just off the A3 and about 17 miles from Portsmouth. The town is served by rail and national express.
Although there are no major landmarks in Petersfield, there is still plenty to see and do. Life in Petersfield is centered around the main square. The attractive square provides the perfect setting for the twice weekly markets and the monthly Sunday farmers market. Petersfield is a vibrant hub of activity boasting a colourful and varied artistic scene. In March Petersfield holds a week-long spectacular musical event, featuring some very eminent composers and musicians. And in the month of August Petersfield celebrates summer with a three day free festival, top quality music acts, family activities and markets stalls entertain all.
Anyone interested in local history really should visit Petersfield museum, exhibiting social, industrial and agricultural artefacts from Petersfield through the ages.
Petersfield arts and craft society has a full calender of workshops and talks and demonstrations by various artist.
Petersfield Physic Garden offer free to the public a green sanctuary in the centre of town. The garden created in a 17th Century style really should not be missed.
Fancy going back in time? Why not hire a classic sports car for the day and with the wind in your hair enjoy the South Downs in style.
By now you may have gathered that Petersfield is not a party town, but it still boast some upmarket eateries. Situated in and around the main square you will find plenty of choice.
‘Annie Jones’ a rosette award winning restaurant is popular with local and visitors alike.
Using local produce ‘La Piazzetta’ serves both contemporary and Italian food.
‘Table Table – Great Oak’ is both public house and restaurant serves a diverse range of international fare.