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Fontwell Park Racecourse offers thrilling jump racing and exciting events throughout the year, as well as being a popular venue for private hire. The hurdles track was a normal shape, but the steeplechase course was laid out in a figure of eight shape to use the space on the site. The first meeting took place on 21 May 1924. The grandstand and the weighing room were built with thatched roofs. The opening race was won by Gem, the 5/4 favourite Gem, ridden by jockey Fred Rees.
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Denmans is a superb 20th century garden of about 1.5 ha, planted for all year interest. It was once the food production part of the Denmans Estate, started as a market garden in 1946 under the ownership of Joyce Robinson and her husband who grew vegetables and cut flowers for the Covent Garden Market in London. Mrs. Robinson began gardening and writing about plants for her own pleasure in the 1950’s and became an extremely knowledgeable plantswoman, on par with Margery Fish and Beth Chatto thou
National Trust - Slindon Estate
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Slindon Estate is 3500 acres of Sussex woodland, farmland, downland and pretty village all divided by paths, hedges, lanes and tracks. You can explore the estate by 25 miles of public footpaths and bridleways as well as over 900 acres of open access woodland. Springtime is the perfect time to visit to see lambing at Gaston Farm, and to take a beautiful bluebell walk through the woodlands of Nore Hill.
4.11km from Fontwell Park Racing & Events
Boxgrove Priory is a ruined priory in the village of Boxgrove in Sussex. It was founded in the 12th century. In a beautiful setting at the foot of the South Downs, the principal remains include a fine two-storey guest house, roofless but standing to its full height at the gable ends. The priory church became Boxgrove’s parish church after the Suppression of the Monasteries and is still in use.
Tangmere Military & Aviation Museum
4.4km from Fontwell Park Racing & Events
The Tangmere Military Aviation Museum is a museum located on the former site of RAF Tangmere, West Sussex. Its exhibits depicting 70 years of military aviation in Sussex, with special emphasis on the RAF at Tangmere and the air war over southern England from 1939 to 1945. Many aerospace exhibits covering the First World War to the Cold War are on display including fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters and aircraft engines.
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Goodwood is a traditional country estate of 12,000 acres. Its natural beauty, set amongst rolling Downland and legendary hospitality are perfect reasons to visit Chichester. It has drawn people to it throughout three centuries of ownership by the Dukes of Richmond. The house and its grounds are the site of the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed, whilst elsewhere on the estate the Goodwood Circuit motorsport track at Chichester/Goodwood Airport hosts the annual Goodwood Revival, and the airfield
Arundel Cathedral of Our Lady & St Philip Howard
6.59km from Fontwell Park Racing & Events
The Arundel Cathedral, originally known as the Church of St. Philip Neri, was commissioned by Henry XV Duke of Norfolk in 1868 and was opened on 1st of July 1873. It became a cathedral at the foundation of the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton in 1965. It now serves as the seat of the Bishop of Arundel and Brighton. It was one of the notable pilgrim sites in this area and also it attracts a lot of tourists by its architectural beauty.
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