THE CITY OF CHICHESTER
Truly cultural experience dominated by the impressive cathedral, with its spire towering over the Sussex plain, and home to the internationally renowned Chichester Festival Theatre. Experience the intimate yet friendly atmosphere of Chichester with its boutique shops, galleries and café style eating. Explore picturesque countryside and the chalk down-lands of the South Downs. Enjoy scenic coastal villages, sandy beaches, rugged shores and sheltered harbours.Immerse yourself in the culture, arts and heritage of our museums, galleries, theatre and festivals. Chichester City, cosmopolitan but cosy, traditional but quirky, fashionable but cultural, dominated by its magnificent 12th century Cathedral and fine Georgian shopping centre, Chichester offers an all seasons cultural and artistic experience. So much in and around Chichester is unique – The hugely popular Festival Theatre, Pallant House Gallery, The Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, or the more natural diversity of the South Downs, Chichester Harbour and the coast from Selsey to West Wittering. Visit the Official Chichester Website.
Historic Arundel lies at the heart of the picturesque South Downs in Sussex. Dominated by the stunning Norman castle and Gothic cathedral, this quaint town has cobbled streets, offering tea rooms, restaurants, galleries and specialist shops. Lush meadows hug the banks of the River Arun which flows past the town on its way to the English Channel. The town itself is relaxed and friendly – the perfect place to have a wander, take afternoon tea or visit the Farmer’s Market in the Town Square. Arundel Castle is home to the Duke of Norfolk & plays host to several events. Arundel Castle
Take a walk around the city and you’ll notice a striking contrast of old and new. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard stands close to Portsmouth’s newest landmark, the Spinnaker Tower. Portsmouth is home to no less than 12 museums covering all aspects of Portsmouth’s past as well as the award-winning Gunwharf Quays – with over 20 cosmopolitan bars, designer outlet shopping, nightclubs, a multiplex cinema and bowling. Visit the Official Portsmouth Website.
Fontwell Park Racecourse
Fontwell Park is one of the most popular racecourses in the country and has been voted Best Small Racecourse in the South East for the 18th successive year. It is a charming picturesque racecourse in a rural setting and is easy to reach adjacent to the A27 between Chichester and Arundel in West Sussex. Fontwell Park’s unique figure of eight jumps track creates the perfect venue to watch the action from the Grandstand or the centre of the course. Racing fixtures from March – December. Visit Fontwell Park Racecourse Website.
Set in 12,000 acres of rolling Sussex Downland, Goodwood has long been famous for both its natural beauty and its legendary hospitality. Goodwood enjoys an exceptional variety and unique mixture of activities, ranging from horseracing, motor racing, flying, golf and shooting.
The home of the Dukes of Richmond for over 300 years, Goodwood House, designed by James Wyatt, contains one of the finest collections of English paintings and French porcelain and furniture in England. The Sculpture Park at Goodwood is the setting for changing displays of world class 21st century british sculpture. Goodwood race course is internationally acclaimed as being one of the most beautiful racecourses in the world. The annual Goodwood Festival of Speed has established itself as the world’s biggest celebration of the motor car. The Aerodrome, a former WWII fighter station, is one of the busiest general aviation airfields in the South of England.
Glorious Goodwood’ not only offers the very best in top-class racing, but is one of the highlights of the social summer season – famously described by King Edward VII as ‘a garden party with racing tacked on’. Widely regarded as the world’s most beautiful racecourse, Goodwood is set high on the South Downs and with far reaching views across the Solent, it really is the perfect place to enjoy horseracing and socialising at its very best. It has always been about effortless chic at Goodwood and coupled with some of the best horseracing in Europe, it really is ‘the place to be and be seen’.
Festival of Speed
The Festival of Speed is far more than just a hillclimb: it can justifiably claim to be the world’s biggest and most diverse celebration of the history of motor sport and car culture. It is the only occasion where you will see the greatest competition cars and star drivers from all eras in action: everything from 19th century steam carriages to current Formula One; fabulous racing motorcycles; classic rally cars to 3000bhp dragsters; plus motor sport legends like Moss, Surtees, Fittipaldi and Andretti rubbing shoulders with today’s hottest properties such as Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, Fernando Alonso and Petter Solberg.
The Goodwood Revival
The Goodwood Revival is the world’s most popular historic motor race meeting and the only event of its kind to be staged in the romantic time capsule of the Fifties and Sixties. As well as recreating the golden era of motor sport, the Revival offers exceptional wheel-to-wheel racing around a classic circuit, untouched by the modern world.
14 miles of beautiful contrasting coastline, from the vibrant resorts of Bognor Regis and Littlehampton, to the quiet away- from-it-all beaches of Aldwick, Felpham, Ferring and Pagham, or the secluded unspoilt sand dunes, rare plants and wildlife of Climping and LittlehamptonWest Beach. This area is protected as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Two award winning beaches, Littlehampton Coastguards with its European Blue Flag and Bognor Regis East with the Quality Coast Award.
Consistently making the top three in the sunshine league and boasting its award wining family friendly beach consisting of sand and shingle, sloping gently towards the sea. Part of the beach is a relatively safe swimming area where watercraft are discouraged. Water sports enthusiasts on the adjacent beach have the option of windsurfing, surfing, canoeing, dinghy sailing and jet-skiing. A fantastic mix of restaurants and outdoor activities will guarantee happy memories at one of the South Coast’s premier seaside resorts.
Great for all ages with its family friendly beach of sand and shingle which slopes gently towards the sea. Part of the beach is a relatively safe swimming area where watercraft are discouraged. Watersport enthusiasts on the adjacent beach have the option of windsurfing, surfing, canoeing, sailing and jet skiing.