There is always plenty to do on the South Coast, with Portsmouth, Chichester and Goodwood within 20 miles there is something for everybody. Portsmouth is famous for its naval history and has played a major part in Britain’s maritime past; the historic dockyard is a fantastic example of how history can really come to life. Even in an age of iPads and PS4s the dockyards seem to be able to engage young and old alike.
Chichester is an unmistakably Roman city with some typically Roman architecture that has developed into a beautiful city with a nationally recognised cathedral. Some parts of this local history have been preserved at the Fishbourne Roman Palace, giving a glimpse back into how people lived when the city was first created.
Goodwood is famous for both the festival of speed, and the Goodwood revival, both of which are among the biggest and best motor shows on the planet. The festival of speed always attracts the biggest names in motorsport, with a seemingly never ending selection of cars from the spectacular to the utterly ridiculous, and everything in between. The revival is a unique chance to see some of the worlds rarest and most desirable classics raced by some of the world’s best. The thing that has always set these events apart is the extraordinary level of detail applied to the whole event. The revival really does feel like stepping back in time as visitors and organisers love to really go the extra mile. The public dressing up and getting into the spirit of bygone eras makes the revival one of the most memorable events you can attend.