Goodwood Racecourse


Type:Sports Ground

Goodwood, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0PS

Tel: +44 01243 755022

Goodwood Racecourse


Horseracing has taken place on top of the South Downs since 1801, when the 3rd Duke of Richmond held a private race meeting for the Sussex Militia. It was such a success that the following year he held Goodwood’s first public race meeting.

Today, in addition to the world famous Qatar Goodwood Festival, there are 14 days of high-class racing at Goodwood, where the colour, excitement and spectacle of seeing racehorses and jockeys close up is more than match by the racecourse’s spectacular setting in the heart of the Sussex Downs.

While the racecourse is the jewel in ‘England’s Greatest Sporting Estate’, Goodwood has much more to offer; it hosts two world-famous motorsport events, has two magnificent championship golf courses and welcomes guests to the Goodwood Hotel, which has 91 suites and bedrooms as well as two restaurants and extensive leisure facilities.

At the heart of this beautiful Estate is Goodwood House. Set in immaculate parkland, its meticulously restored State Apartments are open to visitors from March to October with a magnificent art collection on display. Across the Estate learn to fly at the historic Goodwood Aerodrome or perhaps follow in the tyre tracks of legends on the iconic Motor Circuit.

Goodwood’s special atmosphere, exhilarating sporting occasions, consistently high standards, attention to detail and sense of fun make it a truly magical place to be.

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  • Disabled persons toilet


  • Outdoor eating area
  • Picnic Site
  • Restaurant
  • Vegans catered for
  • Vegetarians catered for

Children & Infants

  • Highchair(s) available
  • Outdoor children’s play area

Establishment Features

  • Event Venue
  • Toilets

Leisure Facilities

  • Eating Out Within Walking Distance

Parking & Transport

  • Bus stop within walking distance
  • Coach parking
  • Courtesy Transport by arrangement
  • Free parking
  • Parking (charge)
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Countryside Setting

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Goodwood is located four miles of Chichester, 60 miles from London and 30 miles from Brighton and Southampton. The postcode is PO18 0PS.


From the North: Follow the A3 (J10 of the M25) south towards Guildford. About three miles past Guildford, at the Milford junction, take the A283 towards Petworth then the A285 to Chichester for six miles. Follow Goodwood signs to the Racecourse.


From the East or West: Take the A27 towards Chichester and then follow the Goodwood signs. Those arriving from a NE direction (Pulborough, Horsham) should take the A29 to the junction of the A27 westbound towards Chichester. Those arriving from a NW direction (Petersfield, Basingstoke) should follow the A3 to the junction with the A27 eastbound.


Car Parking: There is free parking in Car Park 9 with no booking required. We offer a selection of paid parking options, which are close to the enclosure entrances – these include Car Park 8. Pre-book parking by calling 01243 216610 or visiting


Coach Parking: Extensive parking is available in Car Park No. 7 for any coach or other vehicle that seats 18+ people. This is situated near the entrances to both the Gordon and Lennox Enclosures and there is no charge for all meetings outside of the Qatar Goodwood Festival. We recommend pre-booking your space by calling 01243 216610.

Public Transport Directions

Arriving by Train: The nearest railway station is Chichester and trains run regularly from London Victory. There are also services from Brighton and Portsmouth. Taxis are available at the station. A complimentary shuttle bus service operates between the railway station and the racecourse.


Arriving by Bus: On arrival at Chichester Bus Station, walk one minute to Chichester Railway Station and take advantage of the complimentary Stagecoach shuttle bus service that runs to and from the racecourse. A full timetable will be online close to the event at

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