Petersfield is a market town in the South Downs national park in Hampshire (just above Southampton and Portsmouth). It is an ancient town and Bronze Age and Iron Age burial mounds can be found on the 69 acre heath.
It used to be an important coaching stop between Portsmouth and London and today is still in easy reach of the capital and the sea. In the centre of town, there is the Flora Twort Museum, the Physic Garden, the Petersfield Museum, and the Norman church of St Peter's. Every year there is a big fair on the heath, a throwback to the cattle fairs which were held until the 1950s.
Because the whole of Petersfield is in a national park, the whole area is incredibly beautiful and there are lots of outdoor activities to enjoy. However, if the weather turns sour there is also a plethora of pubs, theatres and restaurants.