An image of Chichester Cathedral
With 2000 years of history packed within the almost-intact Roman City Walls, the City of Chichester is just waiting to be explored. Elegant Georgian streets intersect the compact city centre, joining at the Market Cross; one of the city’s most iconic landmarks. Discover world class art and culture at the city’s galleries, and one of the UK’s flagship regional theatres; Chichester Festival Theatre.

Be immersed in the stories of the district at the Novium Museum, where the remains of a Roman bath house are exposed. An eclectic mixture of independent stores and big-name favourites line the streets, offering plenty of browsing for those in need of retail therapy. Vibrant green parks and hidden gardens offer peaceful retreats for the busy shopper or sight see-er, while bars, cafes and restaurants offer an assortment of refreshments and culinary experiences.

Overlooking the bustling city, Chichester Cathedral stands proud as a place of worship since its foundation in 1108. Inside, experience some of its 900 years of history, as well as contemporary art, medieval sculpture and Victorian glass work.

A short walk from the city centre, visitors can explore Chichester Canal. Tranquil strolls along the towpath reveal some of the abundant wildlife that makes the Canal home. In warmer months, scheduled daily boat trips aboard one of the narrow boats cruise the calm waters two miles to the South, as well as seasonal special charter trips.

Photograph: Chichester Cathedral/Daniel Smith


Things to do in Chichester

New Park Cinema

Cinema with single screen showing new releases, classics and foreign language films. This wonderful cinema was created by Roger Gibson (still our Artistic Consultant & Festival Director today) at the Chichester College of Arts, Science & Technology as the ‘Chichester…

Air Arena Chichester

A Fun & Safe Environment. 74 trampolines, interactive activities and yummy food in the heart of Chichester, West Sussex.

Priory Park: Chichester’s Community Hub

Looking for down time with a spot of sightseeing? Priory park is the place to go. In the North-East quadrant of the City Centre, Priory Park is home to three scheduled monuments; the Roman city walls, The Guildhall – a…

Pallant House Gallery

Pallant House Gallery is one of Britain’s most distinctive modern art museums. It tells the story of British art from 1900 to now through original exhibitions and a world-class collection. In its 20 galleries, housed in an historic Queen Anne…

The Novium Museum

Opened in 2012, our award-winning museum is built over the remains of a Roman bathhouse and has three floors of fantastic exhibitions, telling the fascinating story of Chichester District and its rich heritage. It looks after 500,000 artefacts, both on…

An image showing the exterior of Chichester Festival Theatre

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. The Festival Theatre’s bold thrust stage design makes it one…


Events in Chichester

A Life in Art: The Muriel Wilson Bequest gallery interior A Life in Art: The Muriel Wilson Bequest August 5th November 29th 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

An important early Peter Blake painting is one of the exceptional pieces from the collection of Muriel Wilson. Curator and collector Muriel Wilson helped to introduce British art to the world during the 20th century. Discover works from her collection…

Chichester District Famers' Market Chichester District Farmers’ Market October 9th 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

All stallholders at the Chichester Farmers’ Market are required to grow, rear, bake, and/or preserve all their produce and are based within 50 miles of Chichester. The majority of stallholders are primary producers offering a wide variety of meat, fruit,…


Places to Stay in Chichester

A spacious and comfortable two-storey annexe, within a 5 minute walk of Chichester City Centre. Attached to the owners’ house but with private entrance and completely self-contained. Downstairs: private entrance hall, cloakroom with W.C and sink, large kitchen-diner, lounge. Upstairs:…

Kitchen at April Gardens

April Gardens is our home which we make available for holiday rental from May to September. It is a stylish modern detached house in a small secluded cul-de-sac off the main Chichester-to-Midhurst road. It is a private road paved in…

Living space at 3 Little London Mews

Nestled at the foot of the South Downs, in Chichester’s Northern Quarter, this warm and welcoming townhouse is a simple walk to so much that this cosmopolitan and cultural haven has to offer. Within the ancient Roman walls, in a…

Our Favourite

Chichester Eateries

Everything on our food and drink menu is freshly prepared daily by hand. Nothing comes from a factory, so we can insure our food is preservative free and organic where possible. Order delicious salad bowls, hot lunches, soups, and toasted…

Independent specialty coffee shop in Little London, Chichester.

Traditional pub famed for its carvery and Sunday Roast, serving a wide variety of drinks and traditional pub food. Whatever your reason for visiting Chichester, whether it’s a day at nearby Goodwood, a trip to the Festival Theatre or sailing…


Chichester Gallery