Glorious Goodwood - Where to Stay
The Qatar Goodwood Festival, otherwise known as Glorious Goodwood, is one of the biggest flat racing events in the UK and is often hailed as the ‘Home of Champions’. Held at the end of July in the height of the British summer, the 5-day festival is not only a standout sporting highlight but also a social one. Offering a great occasion that combines action with style, it’s no surprise to hear that celebrities such as Tom Cruise, Zara Phillips, Pixie Lott and many others have all been spotted in attendance at this glamorous event in the past. Situated in the picturesque countryside of West Sussex, Goodwood is often hailed as the most beautiful racecourse in the United Kingdom, with the grandstand looking out onto not only the great racecourse but also the rolling hills of the South Downs.
The Goodwood Festival is set over five days with each day including a great reason to head along. Wednesday plays host to the £1 million Qatar Sussex Stakes, Thursday boasts one of racing's most glamorous Ladies Day, Friday's racing is simply unrivalled with four world-class group races and to wrap up the week, the infamous Steward's Cup takes place on Saturday.