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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.



 

  Attractions

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
Chichester
West Sussex
PO19 8DT

01243771363

 

South Downs Planetarium

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

01243774400

 

Chichester Cathedral

World famous 900 year old Cathedral.
Chichester
PO19 1PX

01243782595

 

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
Chichester
West Sussex
PO20 8BN

01243670504

 

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
Chichester
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
Itchenor
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
Halnaker
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
Chichester
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
Hampshire
PO9 6DX

 

Boxgrove Priory

English Heritage - The guest house and other remains of a Benedictine priory.
Boxgrove
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
Chichester
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
Chichester
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
Earnley
Chichester
PO20 7JR

01243512637

 

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.
Goodwood
Chichester
West Sussex
PO18 0QP

01243538449

 
 

  Museums

The Novium

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

01243784683

 

Tangmere Military Aviation Museum

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

01243790090

Recommended by Sal Provenza, Chichester

 
 

  Parks

Bishops Palace Gardens FREE

This is a formal garden with meandering paths and planted with mature specimen trees.
Canon Lane, off South Street
Chichester
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
Chichester
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
Chichester
PO19 7XH

 
 

  Beaches

West Wittering Beach FREE

Unspoilt, sandy beach with spectacular views.
West Wittering
Chichester
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.'”

 
 

  Galleries

Pallant House Gallery

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

01243774557

 
 

  Bowling

Lakeside Superbowl

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

01243776633

 
 

  Cinema

Cineworld Chichester

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

03303334444

 

Chichester Cinema At New Park

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

01243786650

 
 

  Theatre

Chichester Festival Theatre

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

 
 

  Golf

Chichester Golf

Golf Club.
Hunston Village
Chichester
West Sussex
PO20 6AX

 
 

  Water sports

Westgate Leisure Centre

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

01243785651

 

Cobnor Activities Centre

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

 

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