Goodwood Festival and 5 some-more things to do on a ideal speed demon’s holiday

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Goodwood Festival and 5 some-more things to do on a ideal speed demons holiday
The overwhelming environment outward Goodwood House (Picture: Getty)

If we have ever fostered even a smallest seductiveness in cars, afterwards it is tough not to be blown divided by a ideal scale of motoring masterpieces on arrangement during Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Think Wembley for football fans, Hollywood for film buffs or a Cavern for Beatles maniacs – Goodwood offers a same kind of devout home for petrolheads.

So if we bay a genuine adore for a machines afterwards we are in a automotive Elysian Fields – utterly literally a margin for many of it.

Goodwood Festival and 5 some-more things to do on a ideal speed demons holiday
The Goodwood Festival of Speed showcases any fathomable form of automobile (Picture: Getty Images)

Up to 150,000 people travel by a gates of Goodwood on any day of a festival; though as it is hosted over such a immeasurable area, it doesn’t feel overly tighten notwithstanding a outrageous crowd.

There are 12,000 acres in total, not that all of it is needed, though there is copiousness of space.

The categorical attraction, and genuine indicate of a whole event, is a mountain climb.

A furious accumulation of cars, from selected classics to complicated supercars, hare adult a lane that is effectively Lord March’s driveway.

You are right by a action, usually distant from a lane by some reinforced grain scoop – a steer and sound is spectacular.

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Away from a track, there are displays and exhibitions from any automobile manufacturer imaginable.

Some will be arrangement off new releases, and others their classical models; some are highway cars, and others are racing monsters – there is a outrageous volume to enjoy.

Goodwood Festival and 5 some-more things to do on a ideal speed demons holiday
The Ford mount during Goodwood 2017 (Picture: Phil Haigh)

This is not accurately violation news for automobile fanatics who will know all about Goodwood, though for those who have maybe listened of it and usually quickly deliberate going, make a trip.

If we were not a entirely fledged petrolhead before your visit, we competence good be by a time we leave.

Goodwood Festival and 5 some-more things to do on a ideal speed demons holiday
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Of course, a Festival of Speed occurs during a tallness of summer.

But if we skip it, and a some-more selected aspects of a festival are adult your street, afterwards a Goodwood Revival in Sep is good value a visit.

Goodwood Festival and 5 some-more things to do on a ideal speed demons holiday
Goodwood Revival (Picture: http://www.goodwood.com)

Celebrating a strange excellence years of a racecourse from 1948-66, it is a overwhelming arrangement of automobiles and conform of a time.

Goodwood Festival and 5 some-more things to do on a ideal speed demons holiday
Goodwood Revival (Picture: http://www.goodwood.com)

While you’re down in West Sussex during a festival, we competence as good make a correct holiday of it and there are a series of options in a area for those who are meddlesome in speed and power.

National Motor Museum during Beaulieu 

Goodwood Festival and 5 some-more things to do on a ideal speed demons holiday
There is so many automobile story to suffer during Beaulieu (Picture: Getty Images)

In a lifelike environment of a New Forest is a city of Beaulieu, that boasts a National Motor Museum.

If we are into cars afterwards this is a contingency as it houses one of a biggest and positively many considerable operation of automotive memorabilia on a planet.

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The National Motor Museum is a contingency for automobile fans (Picture: Getty Images)

Take a debate of a museum and suffer a exhibitions that are going on, though really don’t skip all a unblemished vehicles on display, from some of a beginning examples of engine carriages to complicated F1 beasts.

Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum

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The Norton Collection (www.sammymiller.co.uk)

Further west, along a south finish of a New Forest is another chronological provide for automotive fans – a Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum.

Miller is a fable in motorcycle circles, winning good over 1,000 events during his career, and he still demonstrates some of his illusory collection to this day – during a age of 84.

Goodwood Festival and 5 some-more things to do on a ideal speed demons holiday
The Road Bike Hall (www.sammymiller.co.uk)

You won’t find a some-more considerable collection of motorcycles and in a poetic environment nearby Beckley, it is a genuine provide to visit.

Polo

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Not all speed is constructed mechanically and if we wish to see an considerable arrangement of pace, energy and technique while travelling in a south of England, we competence wish to watch a polo game.

Cowdray Park is famous as a ‘home of British polo’ and handily placed in West Sussex, not too distant during all from Goodwood.

I went to watch a foe with small or no believe of what goes on in a polo match, though by a finish of a fourth chukka (I schooled a new word), we was hooked.

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Not being a extravagantly renouned sport, we can get impossibly tighten to a movement on a sidelines and it is an considerable uncover to behold.

The ability of a riders and a healthy athleticism of a horses is extraordinary – an astonishing provide in a area, though one we would rarely recommend.

Goodwood Festival and 5 some-more things to do on a ideal speed demons holiday
The Ford Mustangs accommodate their equine cousin (Picture: Bella Sapsworth)

South Downs National Park

The South Downs in Sussex.
South Downs during morning (Picture: Getty)

There are copiousness of attractions and things to do in a area, though a many fun competence be to take your automobile out for a spin by a pleasing view of a South Downs.

Harting Down, Devil’s Dyke, a Slindon Estate and a Woolbeding area are usually a few scenic spots – get out on a highway and splash them in.

Bognor Birdman

Goodwood Festival and 5 some-more things to do on a ideal speed demons holiday
BIRD MEN’ (Picture: Getty Images)

And now for something totally different: a Bognor Birdman.

Not a lot of speed on offer here, though if we like implausible feats of engineering when it comes to transportation, we competence usually get a flog out of this competition.

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Another Bognor Birdman in movement (Picture: Getty)

The eventuality sees competitors attempting to fly a farthest off Bognor Regis post – some in tangible gliders, others in their homemade constructions (these are many some-more entertaining).

The International Birdman foe dates behind to 1971 and if we occur to be in a area when it is on, it is a must-see.

Travelling to Goodwood and where to stay

I was propitious adequate to expostulate a Ford Mustang over a weekend, that was a illusory approach to suffer a roads around a south of England.

If we get a possibility to feat a energy of these machines afterwards take it since it’s utterly an experience.

You can strech Goodwood in reduction than dual hours from executive London – as prolonged as we are not too hampered by trade of course.

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For a good place to stay in a overwhelming countryside, we could go for a Park House Hotel and Spa in Bepton – usually a brief expostulate from Goodwood, ideally placed to make a weekend of a trip.

Prices start during £130-per-night for a customary room while suites and whole cottages are accessible adult to £310 per night.

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