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Visiting Us at Southdowns

Coming to See Us? Make a Trip of It

While you're visiting Southdowns, why not spend some time in Chichester and the surrounding area. There is plenty to see and do...

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Arundel Castle
West Sussex
Tel: 01903 882173

Arundel Castle has been the seat of the Dukes of Norfolk for 700 years and is currently owned by Miles Francis, the 17th Duke. The castle is open to visitors from 1 April to 31 October and provides a fascinating insight into English history, with beautiful grounds and gardens and a collection of artefacts ranging from paintings and furniture to heraldry and armour. The town of Arundel, directly below the castle, is also worth visiting for its fascinating array of antique markets and second-hand bookshops.

Chichester Cathedral
West Street
West Sussex PO19 1PX
Tel: 44 (0)1243 782595

Chichester Cathedral is not only a centre of christian worship but is also used for recitals, exhibitions and drama. It houses a wide range of works of art from Romanesque stone carvings to twentieth century paintings, sculpture and tapestries. Guided tours of the cathedral are given Monday to Saturday from Easter Monday to the end of October.

Chichester Museum
Little London
West Sussex PO19 1PB
Tel: 44 (0)1243 784683

For a tour through Chichester's social and archeological history visit the museum, located in the centre of the city.

Fishbourne Roman Palace
Salthill Road
West Sussex PO19 3QR
Tel: 44 (0)1243 785859

The palace is open all year to visitors. In addition to the site itself, which gives a fascinating insight into the lives of the Romans in Britain, a wide range of facilities are provided including a museum, café and disabled access.

Goodwood House
West Sussex PO18 OPX
Tel: 44 (0)1243 755048

Owned and lived in by the Earl and Countess of March and their family, this great English country house, dating from the Regency period, is home to one of the most significant private art collections in England.

Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit
West Sussex
Tel: 44 (0)1243

Take a step back in time to the glory days of the 1960s when motor racing heroes like Graham Hill and Jackie Stewart battled for pole position at Goodwood. Today two major events are held here - the Festival of Speed in June and the Revival Meeting in September. Both are well worth a visit.

Sculpture at Goodwood
West Sussex
Tel: 44 (0)1243 538449

Goodwood Race Course
West Sussex PO18 OPS
Tel: 44 (0)1243 755022

This is horse racing at its best - great facilities in a fantastic location overlooking the Sussex Downs. The season runs from May to October with Glorious Goodwood held during the last week of July.

Pallant House Gallery
9 North Pallant
West Sussex PO19 1TJ
Tel: 01243 774557

Housed in a meticulously restored Queen Anne town house, the Pallant House Gallery showcases a wide range of modern art. Its permanent collection includes works by Henry Moore, John Piper and Barbara Hepworth. Exhibitions during 2003 will include work by Ceri Richards, William Hogarth and Graham Sutherland.

Tangmere Military Aviation Museum
West Sussex PO20 6ES
Tel: 44(0)1243 775223

Founded in 1981, the museum is home to a sizeable collection of exhibits illustrating the history of this Battle of Britain airfield. Spitfires, Hurricanes, Hunters and Meteors are among the planes on display.

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum
West Sussex PO18 OEU
Tel: 44(0)1243 8811348

A nomination for the 2002 Stirling Prize for Architecture has put the Weald and Downland Museum firmly on the map. For anyone with an interest in rural architecture or just looking for an unusual day out, a visit to Singleton is a must.

Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
Mill Road
West Sussex BN18 9PB
Tel: 01903 883355

The wetlands at Arundel are home to a wealth of wildlife. The new visitor centre, set in ancient woodland, gives an insight into wetland habitats and the birds and animals found there.