Accommodation close to Circuit and Horse Racing Track
Goodwood is an area located in Chichester, West Sussex. It is a venue synonymous with sporting events and makes the ideal holiday destination for lovers of both motor sports and horse racing, as well as anyone looking for an idyllic place to stay overlooking the beautiful South Downs.
The world famous Goodwood racecourse is a popular horse racing venue with many large meetings featuring on the racing calendar. It is also renowned for being one of the most picturesque racecourses in the world. A major highlight on the flat racing calendar held at the racecourse is the Qatar Goodwood festival, more popularly known as Glorious Goodwood. The festival offers five days of world class racing with visitors coming from around the world to experience the atmosphere and excitement and to rub shoulders with some of the best known owners, trainers and jockeys in the industry.
If your interest is in slightly more horse-power, then the Festival of Speed on the world famous Goodwood Race Circuit may be more up your street. The largest event of its kind in the world, the festival brings together an intoxicating combination of cars and motor sport royalty. Some of the fastest and rarest cars in the world are on display over the four day event.
Whatever your reason for visiting the area, an important consideration is what accommodation best suits your needs. If you are visiting to attend one of the large sporting festivals then it is advisable to book as far in advance as possible. However, with the abundance of budget friendly hotel and b&b accommodation on offer you are sure to find something that suits your needs.
address of Circuit : The Goodwood Estate, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0PX, England, United Kingdom
address of Horseracing : Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0PS, United Kingdom
Where to Stay ?
If you are visiting for a romantic getaway or to attend the festivals with a loved one, there are various chain or independent hotels available. The rooms on offer can vary from anything from a luxuriously decadent honeymoon suite through to a basic standard room. Most of the hotels offer WIFI plus dinner and breakfast, although there may be a supplemental charge on top for any extras. Booking into a hotel provides you with a safe base to leave your belongings whilst you explore the Goodwood estate and enjoy the entertainment on offer.
If you are travelling to the area with a group as a stag or hen do, a group of friends on a mini-break, or with the family, a more cost effective option may be to book into a bed and breakfast or guest house. B&B’s can offer often basic accommodation, although there are more luxury rooms available if required. Breakfast is included as standard on B&B rooms and it can be a cheaper alternative to hotel rooms.
Alternatively, there are many guest houses in the area that can offer the use of everything from a single room in a family home through to hire of the entire building for the duration of your stay. This option can offer more privacy in addition to be guaranteed of your entire party being located together, plus it can work out much cheaper if you share the cost with everyone in your party.
A very popular hotel in the town of Chichester is 3 star The Ship Hotel. This three star property is located a few minutes walk from the Festival Theatre and the cathedral in town center.
Travel – How to get to Races
Goodwood Racecourse and Circuit is located five miles north of Chichester off the A27 in West Sussex England. The Horse Racing Track is home to 2 of the UK’s 31 Group One flat races, the Sussex Stakes and the Nassau Stakes. The Estate houses the racecourse, the motorsport circuit, Chichester/Goodwood Airport, Goodwood Park Hotel, and the annual Festival of Speed.
There are excellent transport links to the area with it being just 60 miles from London. There is a train station within walking distance of hotels and B&B’s that provides links to and from the capital, plus there is an extensive road network that connects it to major motorways. With the ease of transport to and from the area plus the wide range of accommodation on offer to suit a whole range of budgets, a trip to Goodwood can provide you with a great value and exciting place to stay.
Nearest Train Station ?
Chichester Station is the nearest rail station. It’s on the line from London Victoria, and there is a good bus service to the course on racedays. Travel time between London Victoria and Chichester is 1hour, 40 minutes. Buses or taxis are available at Chichester Station.
From London A3. At Milford Roundabout take A286 via Haslemere and Midhurst. Before Chichester on leaving Singleton village take left turn over Downs past Goodwood Racecourse then follow brown tourist board signs for Goodwood House (approx 4 miles). From Southampton and Brighton take A27 to Chichester. Follow brown tourist board signs to Goodwood House.
The A27 is the nearest main road.
By Bus – Coach
Coach tickets are available to Chichester Bus Station from National Express Coaches.
Name : Goodwood Circuit and Racecourse
Location : near Chichester, West Sussex
Tel : +44 1243 755022
District : Chichester
County : West Sussex
Track Length in Miles :
Full Circuit — 2,3 mi
Nearest Hotels : in Chichester, Arundel, Chilgrove, Bognor Regis, Petworth, Midhurst, and Sutton.
Things to See and Do nearby – PO18 0PX and PO18 0PS sat nav postcode area
Chichester Cathedral : impressive Cathedral that has a wonderful history. It’s filled with beautiful stained glass windows and fantastic architecture. The Cathedral’s Roman and Gothic Architecture with its green spire is visible from the surrounding countryside.
Kingley Vale : great place to go and walk.
Goodwood House : seat of the Earl of March and well worth a visit. Take a tour with a guide and learn about Goodwood House’s history and art.
Bishop’s Palace Gardens : beautiful garden in the middle of the city. It’s a great place to sit down and relax. The view of the cathedral is fabulous from the gardens.
Cass Sculpture Foundation : site of 26 acres that contains over 80 sculptures by emerging and established artists. Wander around the woods and admire the amazing sculptures with views of the countryside.
Low cost last minute deals for hotels beside Goodwood Horse Race Circuit and the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed close to Chichester, sat nav postcode PO18 0PH West Sussex UK.
Hotel rooms can be found in the town of Chichester, 5 miles from Goodwood Racecourse. Several hotels and b&b’s are located in the town centre on North Street, East Row and Terminus Road. We can recommend you 4 star luxury The Goodwood Hotel, located within the 12,000 acre Goodwood Estate, just beneath the South Downs.