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Things to do in Chichester

Cultured cathedral city with an eclectic array of things to see and do

Are you searching for some new things to do in Chichester? We've got lots of great ideas and places to go in across the city.

Known for...   Chichester Cathedral and Theatre Festival

Did you know...

  • The oldest hominid remains yet found in Britain were unearthed at Boxgrove near Chichester. The leg bone of a pre-Neanderthal man was found at a quarry there in 1993; and has since been dated as half a million years old.
  • Popular comedian and actor Hugh Dennis resides in Chichester.



The Chichester Ship Canal

Visit the Canal Trust HQ and Shop at the basin for refreshments, to arrange a boat trip or hire a rowing boat.
Canal Wharf
West Sussex
PO19 8DT



South Downs Planetarium

Learn more about the universe at this fun and educational attraction.
Kingsham Farm
Kingsham Road
PO19 8RP



Chichester Cathedral

World famous 900 year old Cathedral.
PO19 1PX



Chichester Harbour Water Tours

Offering a variety of different types of trip based on the needs of your group or family.
12 The Parade, East Wittering
West Sussex
PO20 8BN



Fishbourne Roman Palace

Welcome to the largest Roman home in Britain. Imagine the luxury that would once have surrounded the proud owner.
Roman Way, Fishbourne
West Sussex
PO19 3QR


Solar Heritage

Welcome aboard the Solar Heritage, our solar powered catamaran. Take a trip through this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Harbour Office
PO20 7AW


Halnaker Windmill FREE

This well-known Sussex landmark, perched on a ridge and visible from a wide surrounding area, is well worth the climb to admire.
Denge Lane
PO18 0LX


Chichester Harbour Conservancy

There are plenty of things to do at this unique harbour and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Harbour Office, The Street, West Itchenor
West Sussex
PO20 7AW


Stansted Park And Light Railway

Stansted Park overlooks the coast on the Hampshire – Sussex border from the South Downs National Park.
Stansted Park
Rowlands Castle


Boxgrove Priory

English Heritage - The guest house and other remains of a Benedictine priory.
West Sussex
PO18 0ED


Dunreyth Alpacas

Dunreyth Alpacas is a small business owned by a husband and wife team near Chichester on the side of the South Downs.
Adsdean, Funtington
West Sussex
PO18 9DN

Recommended by June Hall, Brighton


East Head FREE

National Trust - One of the fastest moving sand and shingle spits in the United Kingdom.
Coast Guard Lane
PO20 8AT


Earnley Butterflies, Birds And Beasts

Earnley Butterflies, Birds and Beasts is a fun day out for the whole family to enjoy whatever the weather.
133 Almondington Lane
PO20 7JR



West Dean Gardens

Stunning collection of gardens.
West Dean
Nr Chichester
West Sussex
PO18 0RX


Cass Sculpture Foundation

Stunning sculpture garden with over 70 specially commissioned peices.
West Sussex
PO18 0QP




The Novium

A Window on the History of Chichester: City and District. Discover Chichester's rich history in our brand new exhibition.
Tower Street
West Sussex
PO19 1QH


Chichester District Museum

The Novium has been purpose built to show the remains of a Roman bath house, which are now uncovered for visitors to see.
The Novium
Tower Street
PO19 1QH



Tangmere Military Aviation Museum

Home to an impressive display of historic aircraft and a unique collection of aviation memorabilia.
Gamecock Terrace, Tangmere
West Sussex
PO20 2ES


Recommended by Sal Provenza, Chichester



Bishops Palace Gardens FREE

This is a formal garden with meandering paths and planted with mature specimen trees.
Canon Lane, off South Street
PO19 1PX


Priory Park FREE

Priory Park contains three scheduled monuments; the City Walls, The Guildhall and the remains of a Norman motte.
Priory Lane
West Sussex
PO19 1NL


Jubilee Gardens FREE

An ideal site for relaxing on one of the many benches provided and enjoying the colourful displays under the dappled shade.
New Park Road
PO19 7XH



West Wittering Beach FREE

Unspoilt, sandy beach with spectacular views.
West Wittering
PO20 8AJ

Recommended by Wendy, Fleet
“'Its a beautiful beach without the usual kiss me quicks or amusements. Great area for BBQ and amazing setting.'”



Pallant House Gallery

Offers a collection of twentieth century British art and offers exhibition, events, education and outreach programmes.
9 North Pallant
West Sussex
PO19 1TJ




Lakeside Superbowl

Ten-pin bowling complex.
Terminus Road
Chichester Gate Leisure Park
PO19 8EL




Cineworld Chichester

Multi-screen cinema.
Chichester Gate
West Sussex
PO19 8EL



Chichester Cinema At New Park

Quirky Art-house cinema offering the best in independent and world cinema.
New Park Road
PO19 7XY




Chichester Festival Theatre

Chichester Festival Theatre is one of the United Kingdom's flagship theatres, with a dazzling international reputation.
Oaklands Park
West Sussex
PO19 6AP



Chichester Golf

Golf Club.
Hunston Village
West Sussex
PO20 6AX


  Water sports

Westgate Leisure Centre

Indoor swimming pool, fitness centre and wide range of leisure activities available.
Cathedral Way
West Sussex
PO19 1RJ



Cobnor Activities Centre

We are specialists in RYA sailing courses and powerboat courses, BCU canoeing and kayaking courses, and mountain biking.
Cobnor Point
West Sussex
PO18 8TE


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