A day at the races in Fontwell

Feeling lucky? The West Sussex village of Fontwell is dominated by its racecourse, which has been attracting punters since 1924.

Fontwell Park has regularly been voted the best small racecourse in the South East because of its friendly atmosphere and stunning setting on the southern edge of the South Downs National Park.

Admire the grandeur of Arundel Castle

While you’re in the area, don’t miss Arundel Castle, a truly magnificent 11th-century stately home and fortified castle set in gorgeous grounds and surrounded by the rolling Sussex hills.

Marvel at its fine collection of furniture, paintings, clocks, tapestries and armour. Highlights include Mary Queen of Scots’ personal belongings, the exquisite Fitzalan Chapel and the ornamental Victorian kitchen garden.

Explore the South Downs

The chalk hills and bustling market towns of the South Downs are a delight, whether you’re a keen walker or nature lover, or fancy tucking into a home-cooked lunch in a traditional pub. At Arundel Wetland Centre you can hand-feed rare geese, spot water voles on a boat safari and discover bird hideouts.

Looking for accommodation in Fontwell? Both Travelodge Arundel Fontwell Park Hotel and Travelodge Fontwell Hotel are handily placed, perfect for the racecourse and South Downs National Park.