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Chichester

Chichester

Type:Towns & Villages

West Sussex
Chichester

About

One of the most charming and stylish cities on the South Coast, Chichester combines all the attractions of a thriving urban centre with the rural delights 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

  • Adding to Chichester's atmosphere of elegance and sophistication is Goodwood Racecourse. One of the world's great racecourses, with expansive views across the Downs towards the Solent, Goodwood is a picturesque gem. Even if you're not there for the horses, there are regular concerts, the annual Festival of Speed and a beautiful mansion house to explore. 
  • 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.
  • Explore Fishbourne Roman Palace. Discovered by local workmen in 1960, it's one of the most impressive Roman ruins in Britain. Preserved mosaic floors and even Roman footprints really bring the palace to life.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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

  1. Chichester Cathedral

    In the heart of Chichester, a magnificent Cathedral with treasures ranging from medieval...

    0.3 miles away
  2. Chichester Festival Theatre

    Situated between the South Downs and the sea, Chichester Festival Theatre is one of the...

    0.36 miles away
  3. Bishop's Palace Gardens

    Bishop's Palace Gardens is situated within the City Walls, next to the Cathedral. And it...

    0.45 miles away
  1. South Downs Planetarium

    There are more than 4000 stars and other celestial objects in the skies of the South...

    0.8 miles away
  2. Fishbourne Roman Palace

    Remains of the largest Roman domestic residence in Britain. Beautiful mosaics, museum,...

    1.57 miles away
  3. Goodwood Aerodrome

    Goodwood Aerodrome is a thriving centre of aviation with a well-established Flying School...

    1.73 miles away
  4. Ultimate Driving At Goodwood

    Ultimate Driving At Goodwood gives you the chance to hone your skills behind the wheel...

    1.81 miles away
  5. Goodwood Golf Courses

    With two distinctive championship courses, Golf at Goodwood allows you the rare...

    2.52 miles away
  6. Chichester Tour Guides

    Discover the historic city of Chichester and surrounding villages, towns and countryside...

    2.58 miles away
  7. Tangmere Military Aviation Museum

    A famous Battle of Britain airfield and now a museum with aircraft, photos, displays, an E...

    2.66 miles away
  8. Goodwood House

    Goodwood House combines the glamour of a great English country house with the warmth of a...

    2.8 miles away
  9. Goodwood Racecourse

    A total of 19 fantastic days of horse racing take place at the world’s most beautiful...

    3.85 miles away
  10. Aldingbourne Country Centre & Open Farm

    Support this local charity by having fun, enjoying woodland walks, buying organically...

    4.35 miles away
  11. Chichester Harbour

    Chichester Harbour is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty including the harbour and...

    4.56 miles away
  12. West Dean College of Arts and Conservation

    West Dean College is the home of expert teaching in an inspirational setting, with an...

    4.7 miles away
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