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Tourism

Midhurst is the ideal base from which to explore the wealth of historic buildings, country houses, splendid gardens, museums, and is famously the home of English polo.


Attractions

Cowdray Park
Cowdray House – Ruins of a Tudor residence
Midhurst Castle
Causeway & River Rother PathMidhurst Old Town – A variety of timber framed buildings


Transport

Road – Midhurst is served by the A272 running from Heathfield in the east to Winchester in the west. The A286 runs from south of Chichester to near Godalming at its northern end.


Brief History

Successively an Iron Age fort, a centre of pagan worship, a Norman castle and finally a 12th century fortified house, were all developed on St Anne’s Hill. The site was abandoned in 1315 when its owners, the de Bohuns, built a new house (La Coudreye) on the other side of the Rother. This was replaced in the early 16th century by Cowdray House.


Famous People

Billie Piper – Actress & pop singer (Rose Tyler in Dr Who, Mansfield Park)
Trevor Eve – Actor (Shoestring, Waking the Dead)
Sharon Maugham – Actress (The Enigma Files, The Flame Trees of Thikka)
HG Wells – Author (The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man and many more)
Guy Fawkes – Employed at Cowdray House in his youth


Approximate Population

The population in the 2001 census was 4889


Nearest Tourist Information Centre

Midhurst
North Street, Midhurst, East Sussex GU28 9DW
Tel: +44 (0)1730 817 322


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