"A Nice Old English Town" Top 5 Page for this destination Chichester Things to Do Tip by GerryPL

Chichester Things to Do: 20 reviews and 48 photos

By train about 1hr 40 min from London Victoria. Any time of the year visit the Cathedral next to the Market Cross. Then go into the Cathedral Gardens and walk along the old Roman walls which still circle about half of the city. Flint gathered from the South Downs which surround the town is very obvious in many of the old buildings in the town centre. There is a very good professional theatre with two venues, see www.cft.org.uk In June there is an excellent cultural festival in the town known as Chichester Festivities.

In the immediate vicinity visit Fishbourne Roman Palace which has beautiful original Roman mosaics. Kingley Vale national nature reserve is the largest yew tree forest in northern Europe, some trees are thousands of years old. Goodwood race course has regular horse racing during the year and in June the Festival of Speed and in the autumn the Revival Meeting. A must for garden lovers is West Dean Gardens and Aboretum. Weald and Down Museum of old English houses in right next door. Bosham village with its beautiful church and harbour side is well worth a half day visit.

Further afield Arundel and Portsmouth Dockyard are an easy drive or both on the railway line.

Address: Chichester West Sussex

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  • Written Jan 31, 2010
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