Chauffeur Driven Tours of Sussex
West Sussex is famous for its estates, stately homes, castles and beautiful countryside. BPS Executive Cars are delighted to offer chauffeur driven tours of Sussex.
It now includes part of the South Downs National Park, which is popular for both walking and cycling.
Chichester is the County town and has a 1000 year old cathedral & city status.
On the outskirts of Chichester is the Goodwood Estate which is home to the Duke of Richmond. The estate includes the famous Racecourse, Goodwood House, Sculpture Park and Goodwood Motor Racing circuit. Each summer it hosts the world famous Festival of Speed and Revival events. Nearby is the Rolls Royce motor car factory.
Amongst the smaller settlements in West Sussex are Arundel which has the famous 11th Century Arundel Castle, home to the Duke of Norfolk and the Norfolk Estate.
Other smaller settlements include Billingshurst, Petworth, Steyning, Storrington and Midhurst, which is part of the ‘Cowdray’ Estate and famous for Polo in the summer months.
Why not treat yourself to a chauffeur driven car and see the delights of West Sussex!?
Tour prices start from as little as £75 but prices for bespoke tours vary so please contact by e-mail or telephone for a full price list.
If you would like to discuss any of our Sussex Tour Package then please give us a call on 01243 542690 or 07936 193244. Alternatively, use our Contact Us page and we will get back to you. We would be delighted to take you on one of our chauffeur driven tours of Sussex.
The South Downs Tour
The South Downs National Park was established on 31st March 2010. It stretches from Winchester in the west to Eastbourne in the east. The South Downs is the 15th National Park to be created in the UK and is one of over 113,000 protected landscapes worldwide. It covers 1,653 sq. km and 39 million leisure trips are made to the South Downs each year.
The village of South Harting is situated on the South Downs way in the county of West Sussex.
Chichester is a Roman City, it is filled with past and present pleasures, there is history on every corner.
From the magnificent Cathedral built in 1075 and completed by Bishop Luffa in 1108 to the 16th Century ornate Tudor Market Cross, which once housed the local market where poor people could sell and buy produce without paying tolls to the City Council. The Roman Walls around the city are in fact Medievel but built upon Roman foundations.
For those who enjoy the arts Chichester is home to the internationally renowned Festival Theatre as well as the Pallant House Gallery.
Arundel is dominated by the 11th Century Norman Castle and Roman Catholic Gothic Cathedral which sit side by side on the hillside. The castle was first built by Robert de Montgomery in 1067 and has been the ancestral home of the Duke of Norfolk for 850 years.
Arundel Cathedral was built by Henry, the 15th Duke of Norfolk.
Arundel boasts another unique sight, the one two-in-one church in England. The church of St. Nicholas is the local Anglican parish which is entered via London Rd. However, the house of worship is soldered to the Roman Catholic Fitzalan Chapel which lies at the border of the castle grounds. The two churches are housed in the same building, separated by an iron grille and glass screen.
Goodwood House Tour
The family seat of the Dukes of Richmond and Gordon, set in the heart of the Sussex Downs. The picturesque Goodwood Estate provides a backdrop to the Regency house which has been the home of the Dukes of Richmond & Gordon for 300 years.
The State Apartments house some excellent treasures inclucing celebrated paintings by horse artist George Stubbs and Canaletto’s wonderful views of the City of London.
The Goodwood Estate houses the Cass Sculpture Foundation, which has commissioned 20 new pieces, including new works by Jon Isherwood, Victo Timoseev, and Tony Cragg. The Estate re-opens on 29th March but visits are available by appointment until then.
Midhurst is home to the Cowdray Estate, with the Cowdray Ruins surrounded by perfectly manicured Polo lawns.
The ruins of Cowdray House were sensitively restored as part of a major conservation project in 2007. It is one of the few remaining examples of the English Tudor period.
Cowdray House was home to the Viscounts Montague. The Montague family were prominent Catholics and their connection with Guy Fawkes, who was employed within the household in his youth, resulted in a heavy fine and 40 weeks imprisonment in the Tower of London for the 2nd Viscount Montague after the discovery of the Gunpowder Plot in 1605. In the late 18th Century Cowdray Park was landscaped by Capability Brown.