Take a Tour of Goodwood House

Photographic Credit Clive Bournell

Set within magnificent grounds in the Sussex countryside, seven miles from the sea, is one of the truly spectacular English country estates. The seat of the Dukes of Richmond and Gordon for over three hundred years, Goodwood House remains in the family while affording guests an opportunity to experience the historic architecture and interiors of this grand house.

Tours of Goodwood House are the best way to truly experience the State Apartments, the celebrated picture collection and the historic English and fine French furniture acquired over the centuries. The guides talk with such passion and authority that it is clear to see that they truly cherish this remarkable House. Curator of the Goodwood Collection, James Peill oversees a young and dedicated team of conservationists who painstakingly maintain, restore and rotate the House collection, keeping it in prime condition. The tour is followed by afternoon tea in the Ballroom with delicious homemade scones accompanied by Goodwood cream and butter with jam made from Estate fruit.

Photographic Credit Mike Caldwell

The House is open for tours March – 15th October 2012, from 1pm – 5pm Sunday and Monday and costs just GBP9.50 for adults and GBP4.00 children aged 12-18. Children under twelve are admitted free. Student rates are GBP4.00 and there is a family ticket for two adults and two children for GBP22.00.

Afternoon tea is served between 2pm – 4.30pm with prices starting at GBP4.00.

To celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Summer Exhibition for 2012, running from 6th August – 15th October, will look at Goodwood’s royal heritage and how it is represented in the art collection. From 5th – 30th August the house will be open Sunday – Thursday.

Photographic Credit Tim Imrie

Goodwood House:  Set within magnificent grounds in the Sussex countryside, seven miles from the sea, is one of the truly spectacular English country estates.  The seat of the Dukes of Richmond and Gordon for over three hundred years, Goodwood remains in the family while affording guests an opportunity to experience the historic architecture and interiors of the grand house and the opulent modern amenities, award-winning dining and a range of sporting activities from golf to world class vintage car and horse racing.

To enquire about holding events or weddings at Goodwood House please telephone 01243 775 537 or email events@goodwood.com.  For information on visitor opening times for  Goodwood House and for more information on the Goodwood Estate, please call +44 (0) 1243 755 000 or visit www.goodwood.com

Contributer:  Sue Lowry

Goodwood House is a client of Magellan PR.

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