101 places to go – Goodwood

It may get lost in the shuffle of huge global sporting events but this week’s recommended destination provides a fantastic display of heritage and a not too shabby array of sporting entertainment all year round.

The neo-classical façade of Goodwood House may be a big draw in its own right, but most pay a visit due to the sprawling grounds and the wealth of entertainment they contain. From the famed flat-races of Glorious Goodwood to the celebration of speed and automobile culture that makes up its motor-racing calendar, there’s a wealth of events taking place in every season.

We’re going to highlight a few of our picks for the year-ahead at Goodwood. If you’ve been and want to share your tips then please leave a comment below!

• The forthcoming Festival of Speed may be the premier choice for thrill seekers, but those seeking a more refined celebration of speed and car culture will be better-served with September’s Goodwood Revival. Re-live (or live!) the golden age of motor-racing by admiring a range of heritage sports cars while dressed up to the nines.

• Dressing-up also plays a large part in the attraction of the Glorious Goodwood horse racing festival. Running from this weekend, Glorious Goodwood offers a chic and relaxed atmosphere, music and dancing and the opportunity for a little flutter!

• If you’d prefer a more sedate experience of Goodwood then there are a number of walks that offer fantastic views of the West Sussex countryside – including views of the racecourse and out over the Solent.

Take a look at our featured holiday cottages in West Sussex for accommodation in the next few weeks.

Find more info on the Goodwood website.

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