A history of Goodwood Racecourse

Racing season is upon us and ‘Glorious Goodwood’ is getting underway this week. Goodwood racecourse, nestled on the edge of the South Downs just north of Chichester, has been established for over 200 years. Known as the sport of kings, the Duke of Richmond introduced the course to the estate for the benefit of the officers of the Sussex Militia,, or which he was Colonel, in 1802. The course was originally known at ‘The Harroway’ and is renowned as the World’s most beautiful racecourse. We can certainly see why! With the South Downs as its backdrop, the course is set in rolling countryside. To...
Posted on July 29th 2018Category: Blog

School's Out!

This summer Chichester has plenty to keen your little people busy. Prise them from the paddling pool and stretch their minds and their legs at some of the many events and activities planned across the disctrict this summer. Here are a few that we've highlighted in our diary: Have a Go at Archaeology Budding archaeologist at home? Get them down to the Fishbourne Roman Palace from 24th July to 3rd August for fun whilst learning in a beautiful setting. Find out more Petworth House Costumed Encounters An insight into ‘below stairs’ in the early 1800s and learn more about Georgian servant life...
Posted on July 16th 2018Category: Blog

National Ice Cream Month

It's National Ice Cream month! We're ready to try out Chichester's offering of ice creams in this hot and humid weather. Chichester city centre is so proud of its fantastic independent retailers, and we're lucky enough to have a choice of places to get amazing ice cream. Here's where to go: Bailey's Artisan Gelato Based on West Street in central Chichester, Simon and Margaret Bailey create delicious authentic Italian gelato on site for you to enjoy in the cafe, or to take out or take home. The team use locally sourced produce whenever possible: organic milk and cream supplied by Home Farm,...
Posted on July 10th 2018Category: General News

The lavender has arrived!

Every year there is a small window of time when the lavender fields across the district are in their full glory. That time is here! Chichester's Lordington Lavender opens its doors this week, allowing visitors to walk through the beautiful lavender fields with the back drop of the spectuaular South Downs. Lordington has become renowned for its fantastic display and the weather this year, although challenging for farms, will provide the perfect conditions for a walk through the fields. Bring your camera! Snap the family as they wander through the purple, or test out your camera skill in one of...
Posted on July 09th 2018Category: Blog

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