Travel to Chichester
The city of Chichester is ideal short break material. It’s picturesque, full of character and rich in historical attractions. If you’d like to keep the costs of your trip down, consider a car share. It’s cheap, environmentally friendly and the perfect way to meet some pals from the same area.
Live in Chichester and work outside the city? You could organise a regular commute through Liftshare and get picked up right on your doorstep. Blag cheap travel from Chichester to London
and plenty of other UK cities. Hop in!
Historical attractions in Chichester
There’s a strong Tudor heritage in Chichester
, something that can be witnessed from the rather spectacular Market Cross. When it was built sometime between 1477 and 1503, it served as a meeting point, as well as a place where poor people could sell goods.
Be sure to visit Chichester Cathedral
too. It has stood for 900 years, and is something of an architectural wonder. Inside, you’ll find rare sculptures and works of art. Here’s your interesting fact of the day: this is the only medieval English cathedral that can be seen from the sea!
Just a short walk from the cathedral is the Novium Museum
(the Roman name for the city was Noviomagus Reginorum). There are plenty of events to choose from here – with everything from guided tours and talks by historians to sleepovers and night-time opening hours.
Out and about in West Sussex
If you’re feeling active and would like to stretch your legs after a long journey, you’re in luck, as there are loads of walks available in Chichester. Take a stroll along the city walls
– known as the legacy of the Romans. More than 80% of their original structure still stands today.
If you’d like to see a bit of nature, the Kingley Vale Trail is a great place to spend an afternoon. It contains an enchanting grove of ancient trees, which are actually some of the oldest living things in Britain. Truly magical.
Remember, shopping counts as exercise too! Chichester city centre has a great selection of high street shops and unique, independent boutiques. Take a stroll and you’ll find plenty of inviting places to grab a bite to eat too.