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Goodwood Festival of Speed
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 the Goodwood Festival of Speed is!
The event involves the world’s greatest cars and bikes, but also 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 is Goodwood Festival of Speed? The the event is held around July each year.
Where is Goodwood Festival of Speed held? Here’s the address and postcode – Goodwood House, West Sussex (Map PO18 0PX)
Stay in Style – Rent your own luxury Winnebago
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.
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 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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