Goodwood has played host to the Sport of Kings for over 200 years.
From its tentative launch as a flat horseracing course for local officers by the third Duke of Richmond in 1802, to its colourful programme of events, fixtures, weddings and entertaining, Goodwood is one of Britain's great estates and historic homes.
For 900 years Chichester Cathedral has stood at the heart of Chichester. Visitors encounter unique architecture spanning the centuries; ranging from original Norman features to the magnificent Victorian Spire. The Cathedral is especially famous for its art, both ancient and modern, with medieval carvings alongside world famous 20th Century artworks.
The Cathedral is open every day and all year with free entry. Free guided tours take place Monday to Saturday at 11.15am and 2.30pm. There are special trails for children too. Groups can book from a range of tours, and the Cathedral hosts many exhibitions, talks, lunchtime and evening concerts, plus a superb Cloisters Café and Shop.
Set in 40 acres of sweeping grounds and gardens, Arundel Castle is the seat of The Dukes of Norfolk and has been open to visitors seasonally for nearly 200 years. It is one of the great treasure houses of England, each having its own unique place in history and is home to priceless works of art. Come and see paintings and furniture, tapestries and stained glass, china and clocks, sculpture and carving, heraldry and armour.
West Sussex has a wide range of scenery, including Wealden, Downland and coastal. It has a number of stately homes including Goodwood, Petworth House and Uppark and also castles such as Arundel Castle and Bramber Castle. Over half the county is protected countryside, offering walking, cycling and other recreational opportunities for visitors and residents alike.
Chichester is the county town and only city in West Sussex, with the largest towns being Crawley, Worthing and Horsham.