Day 1 - Morning
Hit the High Street
Then onwards to explore the treasure-trove of interesting shops – among your high street favourites you’ll find unique stores offering homewares and gifts where you’ll pick up something memorable.
Winter’s Moon, Chichester
Day 1 - Lunch
A delicious lunch awaits you. What will you choose?
Luckes is located in North Street and offers great organic coffee as well as artisan teas – plus cakes and perfect lunch options of salads, panini, soups and more. Vegans and vegetarians have plenty of choice here and there’s also delicious gluten and dairy free options.
Day 1 - Afternoon
Delve further to discover independent stores
Allow plenty of time to browse books, vintage treasures, antiques, watches, jewellery, toys, flowers, foods, beauty, music and cosmetics.
Be sure to wander the many side streets and alleyways (or Pallants, as they’re known) including The Hornet, Crane Street, St Martins Street, and Baffins Lane, to discover more wonderful shops and eateries including Drapers Yard and Almshouse Arcade.
This afternoon could offer a perfect pampering opportunity. As host to many of the most glamorous events in the Sussex calendar including Glorious Goodwood and the inimitable Revival, Chichester is bursting with barbers, hair salons and pamper parlours including Scissor Shed, Pallant Hair, Posh Beauty, Jane Bulbeck, Busby & Blue, Edwards for Men and Little London Barber, to name just a few.
Chichester City Centre (Chichester BID)
Day 2 - Morning & afternoon
Explore Chichester's treasures
Walk the city walls. A legacy of the Romans who founded the city in the first century AD, the walls are one of the most complete examples in the UK. You get a great perspective of the city from here. To begin, walk to the top of North Street, bear west along the walls and your 1.5 mile circuit will end at Priory Park, a stunning green space with its own rich heritage.
Priory Park is home to three scheduled monuments; the Roman city walls, The Guildhall – a Grade I listed building dating back to 1282, and the remains of a Norman Motte. Fenwicks Cafe is located within the park for refreshments.
You can’t visit Chichester without exploring the city’s stunning Cathedral with its beautiful architecture that dates back to 1075. Take a tour, or explore alone. Either way, you’ll want to allow at least an hour.
You can then enjoy a few tranquil hour or so at Bishops Palace Gardens, a green oasis in the heart of the city centre with wildlife-friendly gardens that date back to 1147-1148. Take a picnic and soak up the sun, you’ll feel rejuvenated.
If you haven’t quite finished exploring, pop across the road to Chichester’s Novium Museum, where you can learn about the City’s history dating back to the Roman times.
Chichester City Walls – Chichester BID
Day 2 - Evening
Take in some theatre
Make an evening of it with a fine dining experience at locally owned and run Purchases Restaurant in North Street. With a delicious pre-theatre menu and extensive drinks list, you can opt to dine in the elegant setting of the restaurant or their cosy garden courtyard, which in itself is a hidden gem in Chichester.
Great Places to eat
Great places for lunch or dinner
The Barn Little London, Chichester