Whether you’re visiting the Festival of Speed, the famous Goodwood Revival or the Goodwood Members’ Meeting, you can live like a motorsport king on the stunning Goodwood Estate with Empire RV and our fleet of Europe’s leading 4-7 Star American RVs and motorhomes.
Goodwood Festival of Speed 2024 RV Hire
The noise. The thrill. The atmosphere. Held in the beautiful parkland surrounding Goodwood House, the Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard is motorsport’s ultimate summer garden party, an intoxicating celebration of the world’s most glamorous sport.
Nowhere else will you get so close to the cars and bikes as they blast up the hillclimb track; nowhere else will you enjoy such unrestricted access to the machines and the drivers who made them famous.
Goodwood info you need to know
When is the Goodwood Festival of Speed?
The event is held around July each year, and in 2024 will take place from 11th to 14th July 2024.
Where is Goodwood Festival of Speed held?
Each year it’s held at Goodwood House, West Sussex, PO18 0PX – click here to open in Google Maps.
Plan your visit to Goodwood Festival of Speed:
Goodwood have a fantastic Plan Your Visit page on their website, dedicated to helping you get the very best from your Goodwood Festival of Speed experience, from event map and timetable to travel & parking, food & drink, family facilities and accessibility. Their Explore the Event page is also the place to go for the latest news about cars, drivers and other activities over the weekend.
What is the Goodwood Members’ Meeting?
For members of the Goodwood Road Racing Club community, the Goodwood Members’ Meeting is a thrilling weekend of epic motor racing, high-speed track demonstrations and fun-packed festivities for all the family. Uncrowded, intimate and access-all-areas it is an exclusive event you will never forget so join and add the 13th & 14th April 2024 to your diary. Find out more on Goodwood’s dedicated website.
Rent your luxury American Motorhome at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
If you’re considering a trip to this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed then book a luxury RV or Winnebago with us and do Goodwood in style!
Our motorhomes offer luxurious accommodation and are situated conveniently only a short walk from the Goodwood action so are a great alternative to staying in an off-site hotel or camp site miles away!
Our customers rely on us to provide a total motorhome solution, which means they can simply drive up and move in, where our team and comprehensive on-site support will ensure the best possible experience no matter in which of our fully-equipped motorhomes, Winnebagos and American RVs you stay during the Goodwood mortorsport events.
Luxury American RV Hire at Goodwood
You see, all 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. They also come equipped with bedding, towels, kitchen essentials, TV/DVD systems, outside table and chairs, outside canopies…even outside kitchens and TVs depending on which RV you go for!
Each rental also comes with its own ample parking and our team will also keep your vehicle and the site secure throughout the duration your stay.
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 Farmer, Butcher, Chef and Bar & Grill restaurants
- The Aero Club Café, Goodwood Aerodrome
- The Royal Oak Inn at East Lavant
- Cassons Restaurant and Bar, Tangmere
- The Anglesey Arms, Halnaker
- The Earl of March, Lavant
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 Elite Helicopters and Spitfires.com
- Goodwood Downs and Goodwood Park golf courses – society days available to non-members
- The Waterbeach Spa and Health Club, Goodwood Hotel
- Horse racing at Qatar Goodwood Festival
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:
Goodwood Estate & Goodwood House
The Goodwood Estate is in the heart of West Sussex and is of course home to the world-famous Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival. Goodwood House itself was built in the 17th century and is the home of the Duke and Duchess of Richmond, combining the glamour of a great English country house with the warmth of a family home. You can find out more about Afternoon Tea at Goodwood House and staying in the Goodwood Hotel here www.goodwood.co.uk.
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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