Midhurst is situated in West Sussex. This traditional market down is relatively small and is located on the River Rother. The town is home to the ruins of the Tudor style Cowdray House as well as the Victorian Cowdray Park. The town has been rated by Country Life magazine as the second best town in the entire country. The town is host to a large polo competition each year. The event is held annually on the Cowdray estate. Members of the Royal Family frequently participate. Visitors will find ample accommodation options in and around Midhurst as well as dining establishments.
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Midhurst is a small market town located in West Sussex, on the River Rother. It is home to charred ruins of the Tudor Cowdray House, which attracts tourists far and wide. The house, built circa 1795, which looks more like a half-way built castle, was burnt and left to rot due to the builder's error. The carpenter's lit a fire in one of the rooms, and forgot to put it out before they left that night. The fire got out of control and by morning the house was a charred mess; the house that was one of the largest in the city at the time.
Midhurst is near the chalk hills called South Downs. The South Downs Way spans over 100 miles and provides many walking and biking trails. There are some pretty amazing views and you can get a great sense of history by walking along the trails. Midhurst Castle was thriving place back in earlier centuries, but only a few ruins remain today. The castle was of major importance in the growth of Midhurst, making it a bigger town. Trade was a big part in the growth of the city and helped build the area into a large market town. The market is nonexistent today, but is still a large part of Midhurst's history.
One of the largest tourist attractions is the polo competition, "Vevu Clicquot Gold Cup", hosted by the town each year. The competition takes place on the estate of Lord Cowdray, with the finale played directly outside the ruins. Members of the Royal Family, including Prince Charles, often are involved in this competition.
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