This year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, the ultimate celebration of motoring and motorsport past and present, will be held from June 23rd to 26th.
The event involves the world’s greatest cars and bikes, and includes everything from live action, supercar concourse, market stalls, fine dining, champagne bars and the latest and greatest motor vehicles on show from the world’s best manufacturers.
The event will open with all the major car manufacturers showcasing their latest models and innovations in the Moving Motor Show, which is always a treat, but the annual hill climb is one of the year’s must-see automotive events as some of the world’s best drivers take on the infamous course in some amazing machinery.
When: 23rd to 26th June 2016
Where: Goodwood House, West Sussex (Map PO18 0PX)
Burning rubber. Classic and F1 Ferraris. Crashes. Touring cars. Superbikes. You don’t have to be much of a motorsport fan to realise just how unique and phenomenal the Goodwood Festival of Speed is! Have a watch:
Stay in Style – Rent your own luxury Winnebago
If you’re considering a trip to this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed and still haven’t arranged your accommodation, why not book a stay in a luxury RV or Winnebago? Our motorhomes offer luxurious accommodation, are situated conveniently only a short walk from the Goodwood action, and offer a great alternative to nearby hotels and camp sites.
We offer comprehensive on-site facilities within easy walking distance of the Goodwood Estate, from our range of fully-equipped motorhomes, Winnebagos and American RVs. As well as delivering our vehicles to site on your behalf, our teams will then remain nearby, providing 24-hour support, restocking your fridge (if required), emptying your bins and making sure your stay is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
Our motorhomes and RVs sleep between two and eight people in a variety of different configurations: from bunk beds and sofa beds to luxurious master suites with slide-out walls. We cater to every requirement and budget.
Our customers rely on us to provide a turnkey solution, which means they can simply drive up and move in. We deliver the vehicles to the site, connect all facilities (light, water, power etc) and prepare them for your arrival. With our pre-event shopping service we can ensure your fridge is stocked with cold beers and wine and your cupboards are overflowing with all the supplies you’ll need to last through your stay.
Each rental comes with its own ample parking and our on-site team will look after you and keep your site secure throughout the duration your stay.
Our motorhome hire service includes:
- Luxurious, secure, fully furnished accommodation
- Heating and airconditioning
- Shopping service (cupboards and fridge stocked prior to your arrival)
- All services provided
- Pitch and site fees included
- Cutlery and crockery
- Satellite TV / DVD
- Music / radio / MP3 / iPod connection
- Toilet and hot shower
- Outdoor seating
- 24-hour on-site support
- Delivery and collection
How long you stay is up to you – our vehicles can be provided on site for the full duration of the Goodwood Festival of Speed or just a portion of it. Please just let us know how long you would like to stay.
So if you need any more details, have any queries or you would like to make a booking drop us a line using the form below and don’t forget to send us our phone number if you would like us to give you a call back
How to get to Goodwood Estate
Goodwood is located just outside Chichester, just 60 miles from London and 30 miles from Brighton and Southampton. If you need detailed instructions then head over to this page on the Goodwood Estate website. Here’s the address is Goodwood Estate, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0PX Tel 01243 755000
Local facilities near to the Goodwood estate
Our motorhomes will be within easy reach of:
- Shops, convenience stores, restaurants and take-aways in the historic cathedral city of Chichester
- The coastal town of Bognor Regis
- The Goodwood Hotel, including the Richmond Arms
- The Royal Oak Inn at East Lavant
- Cassons Restaurant and Bar, Tangmere
- The Anglesey Arms, Halnaker
- The Aero Club Cafe at the heart of historic Goodwood airfield
- The Earl of March, Lavant
- Comme ça, Chichester
- Numerous other restaurants in the area
Things to do while at Goodwood Festival of Speed
For those wanting to get away from the action for a while, there are a number of attractions in the nearby area, including:
- Aircraft discovery courses and pleasure flights at Boultbee Flight Academy
- Goodwood Downs and Goodwood Park golf courses – society days available to non-members
- The Waterbeach Spa and Health Club
- Horse racing at Glorious Goodwood
- Goodwood Sculpture Park
There’s good news too if you are planning a weekend or holiday around the Festival of Speed. Here are some of the things should keep you and your family entertained in between the Festival:
Built in the 17th century, Goodwood House is the home of the Duke of Richmond and is open for visits from 1-5pm most Sundays and Mondays from 16 March – 13 October. From 4 – 28 August, it is open for five days a week (Sundays to Thursdays). It won’t be open some days during the Festival so it’s worth checking the Recorded Information on 01243 755040 to plan when to go. (01243 755000; www.goodwood.co.uk):
Cass Sculpture Foundation
On the Goodwood estate is a 26-acre woodland with around 80 fantastic sculptures by British artists, with the collection constantly changing as different pieces are sold. Cass Foundation (01243 538449; www.sculpture.org.uk), Tuesday-Sunday, March-November, £10 adults, £5 under-12s, free under-5s.
Weald & Downland Open Air Museum
Justify your fun at Goodwood by taking the family for a trip to Weald & Downland Open Air Museum – a collection of traditional buildings in a rural landscape that tell the story of the men, women and children who lived and worked in them over a 600-year period.
The kids will love the “oxen” (red Sussex cows) and Tudor cooking lessons and we’d heartily recommend taking a picnic along to make a great day out in between the speed!
Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, Singleton (01243 811348; www.wealddown.co.uk), until December 23, check for winter opening. £9.50 adults, £26 families, free under-4s.
Another great trip for the family is a visit to Arundel Castle, one of the longest inhabited country houses in England.
It’s a formidable sight upon approach and many of the original features such as the crenellated Norman keep, gatehouse and barbican and the lower part of Bevis Tower survive. Between the 1870s and 1890s the house was almost completely rebuilt and the magnificent architecture in Gothic style is considered to be one of the great works of Victorian England.
Castle Visits are apparently ‘free flow’ with guides in most rooms who will help recall the history and lives of those living in the castle. Guide books are on sale and leaflets are available in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Danish, Norwegian, Czech, Polish, Russian, Dutch, Chinese and Japanese. Arundel Castle (01903 882173, www.arundelcastle.org) opens Tuesday-Sunday April 1-October 31. £7.50-£16 adults, £7.50-£13.50 concessions, £7.50 children, £39 families.
Roman villa at Bignor
There’s such rich history surrounding Goodwood Estate and it’s now 250 years since a farmer, William Tupper, hit the Summer Dining Room Fountain with his plough, which was part of a Roman Villa just near the old Roman road of Stane Street. The Tuppers still own it today with shop and café as well as the world-class mosaic floors. Put yourself in Roman shoes and imagine dining in luxury above the heated hypocaust floor or perhaps outside in freezing temperatures fuelling the furnace to keep your masters warm. Bignor Roman Villa (01798 869259; www.bignorromanvilla.co.uk); March 1-October 31, 10am-5pm (6pm June-August). £6 adults, £4.50 seniors, £3 under-16s, £15 family.
South Downs National Park & South Downs Way
Head out to our newest national park which is 100-miles wide, with its narrowest point being just five miles from top to bottom. You’ll experience some of our finest countryside between Winchester, the first capital of England, and the white chalk cliffs at Eastbourne. If you’re looking for attractive wildlife, visible prehistory, fine pubs and pretty villages, or if you just fancy a challenge, the South Downs Way awaits you. Visit the website.
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