The busy yachting harbour of Chichester is situated between the South Downs and the sea. With over 2000 years of history this cathedral city is located between two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The city is ideal to relax and unwind or visit one of a variety of historic houses or museums on offer. Such as the Pallant House, where you will find the great collection of the priest and art collector Water Hussey. The collection has pieces by Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Graham Sutherland and John Piper, and has since been augmented with paintings by Fernand Léger, Paul Cézanne, André Derain, Lucian Freud, Walter Sickert and Eduardo Paolozzi.
Another great escape is at the Weald & Downland Living Museum, the outdoor museum has more than 50 historic buildings such as timber-framed cottages, a market hall, barns, granaries, farmhouses, sheds, stables, a watermill and a school from the 19th-century.
The city is also very renowned for its theatre festival, the Chichester Festival lasts from April to September each year, staging home-produced plays (both classic and contemporary), musicals and more.
The centre of Chichester is small, and can easily be covered on foot. As with most other towns in England, the town is well served by buses and taxis.
Regular services operate from London Victoria Coach Station. The Coastliner route links Chichester as far as Brighton or Southsea, with local bus services in and around the City.
Frequent train services operate from London Victoria to Chichester, taking approximately 1 hour 32 minutes. Services also run from Gatwick Airport, Brighton and Portsmouth.
Chichester remains well connected and you can travel to a few cities nearby :
- 1 hour and half from London
- 1 hour from Guildford
- 1 hour and half from Portsmouth
- Under 1 hour from Winchester
- 1 hour from Brighton
Travelling to Chichester from abroad- the three closest main airports are Gatwick, Southampton and Heathrow, you can see the distance for them below :
- Gatwick International Airport is 38 miles from Chichester
- Heathrow International Airport is 57 miles from Chichester
- Southampton International Airport is 35 miles from Chichester