Midhurst is prosperous and attractive town at the western end of the Sussex Weald half way between the coast and the Surrey border.
Public transport around Midhurst is limited and a car is recommended for visiting most attractions outside the Midhurst. There are regular buses along all major routes, but no railway station.
Midhurst's tourist information office is located alongside the bus station off North Street and is well stocked with leaflets and brochures to help you around.
All the same, there is plenty to see and do in and around Midhurst and the countryside around the town is extremely beautiful.
The Rother Valley and the nearby South Downs offer countless opportunities to find peace and quiet and wonderful countryside.
The town is closely associated with the Cowdray Estate, famous for the ruins of Cowdray House and these days for polo's Veuve Cliquot Gold Cup, which injects excitement into midsummer each year and brings many well-heeled visitors to Midhurst.
What's on in MidhurstFind out what's on in and around Midhurst and the rest of West Sussex.
Midhurst AttractionsMidhurst's main shopping strip of North Street is very attractive, despite being the principal traffic route through the town. And the area around Red Lion Hill, Church Street, Wool Lane and Duck Lane is even lovelier with a really good mix of special and unusual buildings, especially around the Church.
St Ann's Hill was the site of Midhurst's Castle from Norman times until the middle ages.
The Castle was built overlooking the River Rother and a short walk up the hill gives the opportunity to see what's left of the castle earthworks and imagine what Midhurst might have been like a thousand years ago as a small military town.
Many of Midhurst's attractions are connected with the Cowdray Estate.
The ruins of Cowdray House, largely destroyed by a fire in 1793, are highly evocative of Tudor times. It's possible to visit the gatehouse and restored kitchens, as well as gazing at the impressive ruins themselves.
The Walled Garden at Cowdray is very attractive and worth a visit.
The Cowdray polo season injects a buzz into Midhurst life each summer and makes Midhurst a good place to be around at that time.
Things to do in MidhurstSee our listings of things to do in Midhurst
Midhurst sports clubsDetails of all the Midhurst Sports clubs including golf, polo and clay pigeon shooting at Cowdray Park, the Grange Centre and the rugby and cricket clubs.
Where to stay in MidhurstThere are some fine hotels in Midhurst and a whole host of stylish bed and breakfast places around Midhurst too.
Places to visit near MidhurstMidhurst is only a short distance from many of the most interesting places in West Sussex.
En route to Chichester, the Weald and Downland Museum at Singleton and its neighbour West Dean College and Gardens are two uplifting and interesting places with a busy programme of events, especially in the summer.
Just east of Chichester, the ruins of Boxgrove Priory, and Tangmere Military Museum are well worth visiting.
Worth a visit - towns near MidhurstThe main city near Midhurst is Chichester - the county town of West Sussex - a major tourist attraction with its cathedral, cultural highlights like Pallant House Gallery and Chichester Festival Theatre and a plethora of historic buildings. There are plenty of good shops in Chichester too.
Slightly further away from Midhurst, Arundel is a lovely small town only slightly bigger than Midhurst, with an impressive Castle, a lovely setting overlooking the River Arun and a fine reputation for the arts.
- South Harting
- Bognor Regis
- Burgess Hill
- East Grinstead
- Haywards Heath