The Goodwood Estate, a couple of miles North-East of Chichester, is the ancestral home of the Earl of March and Duke of Richmond and Gordon. Many of the most popular Summer events in West Sussex take place on the Goodwood Estate. Goodwood is just a 20 minute drive away from the Beachcroft Hotel.
Goodwood Motor Racing
The current Earl of March set about reviving motorsport at Goodwood and a quarter of a century later – the move has been something of a success.
The two great Goodwood events in the motor racing calendar are the Goodwood Revival Meeting and the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
If you like cars, look out for the Goodwood Breakfast Club meetings. These take place once a month through the summer and are a great way to spend a Sunday morning viewing unusual cars and motorbikes and talking with other car enthusiasts.
For centuries Goodwood has been synonymous with high quality horse racing, especially the Glorious Goodwood Meeting in the height of the English summer. Glorious Goodwood brings large crowds to West Sussex from London and other parts of the UK.
Racing at Goodwood started as a society event and there is still an area of smartness about horse racing events at Goodwood – even some of the more modest evening meetings which are mainly attended by local people.
At the heart of the Goodwood Estate and sporting empire lies Goodwood House.
The house is a masterpiece of flint work and accordingly one of the grandest examples of the use of a true Sussex building material.
Goodwood House is most deserving of note because of the wonderful collection of artwork it displays, which contains work by Canaletto, Stubbs, van Dyck, Reynolds, Raeburn and many other fine artists. Goodwood House also contains many fine pieces of furniture.
Most Famous for Motor Racing and Horse Racing, Goodwood also has 2 golf courses and the Goodwood Aerodrome.