Day 1 - Morning

Discover an amazing collection of modern British and international art

Begin the day with a visit to Pallant House Gallery, where you’ll find an impressive collection of modern British art alongside a programme of exhibitions.

Proclaimed by The Guardian as second only to The Tate for modern British Art be prepared to be inspired as you discover the story of Britain through the eyes of some of the most important British artists, including Keith Vaughan, Edward Burra, Graham Sutherland and Barbara Hepworth.

Don’t leave before visiting the bookshop for a souvenir of a memorable visit, and Pallant Cafe for brunch, lunch or a coffee and pastry.

Day 1 - Lunch

A delicious lunch awaits you. What will you choose?

With so many delicious places to eat and drink in and around Chichester we have selected just a few for you to chose from here.  For our extensive list of great places to eat and drink in West Sussex take a look at our Food & Drink page.

Day 1 - Afternoon

Row, row, row your boat, gently down the canal

Hire a rowing boat from the Chichester Canal centre for a peaceful meander along the Chichester Canal – once part of the former Portsmouth & Arundel Canal.

You can row your boat for two miles, as far as Donnington, before returning. During the trip you’ll meet the feathered residents of the canal, as swans, ducks, moorhens and coots paddle around you.

The Canal cafe is the perfect pitstop for refreshments afterwards.

Day 2 - Morning & Afternoon

Explore the city and indulge in some retail therapy

Chichester colourful array of independent stores tucked into side streets are worth hunting for. While away a couple of hours exploring the Pallants, the pretty Georgian streets, as well as gems like Drapers Yard and Crane Street.

Hunt for the street art dotted around the city. Count how many you can find and don’t forget to stop for selfies with your favourites.

Visit The Novium Museum for a snapshot of the city’s history and lots of hands-on family activities, and explore the Cathedral close by.

Top Tip – can you find the Bishops Palace Garden? It’s a great place for a picnic.

Day 2 - Afternoon

Take in some theatre

Take in a matinee production at Chichester Festival Theatre.

One of the country’s finest regional theatres, with a reputation for world-class productions, the whole family can experience the thrill of live theatre.

Great Places to eat

Great places for lunch or dinner

Tempt your tastebuds in one of Chichester’s pubs, cafes or restaurants

Great Places to Stay

Great Places to Rest your Head