What to see near the festival
The South Coast of England is home to many fantastic destinations, from elegant seaside towns to historic maritime ports, as well as plenty of natural beauty to behold. Brighton is one of Britain’s most famous seaside resorts, home to the exuberant Royal Pavilion and the Brighton Palace Pier. There’s also historic Portsmouth, home to Nelson’s flagship, the HMS Victory, and the Mary Rose Museum.
Goodwood itself is in fact located in South Downs National Park, a beautiful area of rolling countryside with picturesque towns and villages. There are plenty of hiking trails and cycling paths to explore here. Just to the west is the New Forest National Park which is home to ancient woodlands and idyllic glades, as well as wild horses and ample wildlife.
Goodwood 2017 takes place from the 8th to the 10th of September, with no less than 14 races, along with countless show cars, stalls, exhibitions, food and more. There really is something for everyone, providing entertainment for the whole family. Don’t forget about the period style dress code as several different awards given out for the best dressed attendees.
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Friday, the event’s opening day, is the first chance to see all of the cars, bikes and other attractions on display. There’s also one hour-long race that takes place late in the day and during sunset. All competitors are also be involved in practices, so there’s certainly no lack of action. Saturday is when it really kicks off, with seven races to look forward to including famous events such as the Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy and the St Mary’s Trophy saloon car race. There’s also a fly-past from some of WWII’s most recognisable planes. Sunday, the final day of the event, sees another selection of races and the crowning of the champions.
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