Chichester's history and culture!
The city of Chichester offers a wealth of ancient history and culture...
It is the perfect place to rediscover England's hidden history and rich culture.
Here's a quick look at what you can discover here:
- Chichester Cathedral
This gorgeous cathedral, now home to a family of peregrine falcons, has been standing for over 900 years!
- Chichester city walls
Surrounding the city is a mile and a half long Roman built-wall that's the most intact circuit of Roman town defenses in Southern England.
- John Edes House
This stunning Georgian mansion was built at the end of the 17th century for John Edes and his wife. It's now used for weddings and private functions.
- Market Cross
This stunning clock was given to the city by Bishop Storey in 1501. It's a beautiful structure that's worth viewing!
- Guildhall in Priory Park
In the heart of the city centre lies this grade I listed building. Although it's had many functions over the years, it is now used as a wedding venue.
- Pallant House
The Pallant House has established itself as one of the finest modern art galleries outside of London.
- Chichester Festival Theatre
Known for its exceptionally high standard of productions, the Chichester Festival Theatre is one of England's most striking playhouses.
- St Mary's Hospital Almshouse
A medieval hospital, known for its remarkable survival as a 13th-century hospital, is still used today as an almshouse.
- Weald and Downland
This open-air museum is a 40-acre site in South Downs National Park. It includes homes and historic gardens, farm animals and farming heritage, and much more!
- Fishbourne Roman Palace
Just outside of Chichester is this outstanding roman site and now a museum. It's well worth a visit and takes you a step back in history.
- The Goodwood Estate
This spectacular estate hosts the Festival of Speed, Goodwood Revival, and Qatar Goodwood Festival. There's always something exciting happening at The Goodwood.
- The Novium
Located on Tower street, the Novium was built to show remains of a Roman bathhouse. It's an amazing museum filled with everything from Roman centurions to space travel.
- Chichester Harbour
The harbour has a rich history from when the Romans ruled Sussex and is now a sailing playground and habitat for seabirds. It's a stunning nature reserve worth visiting.