Chichester, West Sussex


One of the most charming and stylish cities on the South Coast, the historic cathedral city of Chichester combines all the attractions of a thriving urban centre with the remains of Roman streets, walls and gateways.  A must visit delight of West Sussex.  

Just a short train ride from London, Chichester is ideally placed for exploring the glorious coastline and the stunning surrounding countryside of the South Downs.

Things to do in Chichester

  • The 600-year-old spire of Chichester Cathedral, rising above the peaceful streets below, can be seen from miles out at sea. Head inside to see the striking arches and stained glass windows – or join a guided tour for the full insight into this stunning construction.
  • Head to the glorious sands of West Wittering, one of the UK's most striking beaches and winner of a European Blue Flag Award.
  • Check out the modern art in the striking Pallant House Gallery set inside a listed early 18th Century Queen Anne town house.
  • See historic Chichester brought to life at the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, this 40 acre site allows you to get up close and personal to history, whether you explore the milling of grain for flour in the watermill, the production of bricks at the brick drying shed or bread from the bakehouse.
  • Chichester Festival Theatre is one of the UK’s flagship theatres, renowned for the exceptionally high standard of its productions as well as its work with the community and young people.
  • Take a stroll along the peaceful Chichester Canal, linking the city to the sea.  Head onto the canal in a rowing boat, or have a go at Stand Up Paddle Boarding on the calm waters, fantastic for beginners or take a boat trip (available February to November).
  • Pop into the Chichester Tourist Information Centre for all the latest news and to find those local hidden gems. Located inside the Novium Museum you can delve into Chichester's rich Roman heritage, and discover the breath-taking archaeological remains of a Roman bathhouse

Towns and villages near Chichester

Explore the surrounding area and see what this part of West Sussex has to offer with these places within a short drive of Chichester

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Chichester is about 65 miles south west of London, is easily accessible via the major motorway networks of the M3 and M27 and is well served by public transport.

What's Nearby

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  2. South Downs Planetarium

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  12. Hotham Park Miniature Railway

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