A compact and attractive city with Roman walls and a Tudor Market Cross, Chichester is easy to explore on foot. The peaceful Bishops Gardens can be entered from Canon Lane off South Street. Chichester PlusBus tickets are valid only within the Chichester urban area.
TI The Novium, Tower St. Tel. 01243 775888.
Accommodation in Chichester (with distance from station):
For 900 years Chichester Cathedral has stood at the heart of Chichester with architecture ranging
from original Norman features to the Victorian spire. The Cathedral is famous for its art which includes
20th Century paintings, sculpture and tapestries as well as medieval stone carvings. Restaurant.
Admission free, donations welcome.
Open Daily 0715-1830 (1700 Sun).
Built over the remains of the Roman bath house, The Novium features interactive and
changing exhibitions covering the geology, archaeology and history of Chichester and the
surrounding area. Events programme. Admission free.
Open TWThFSSu 1000-1630.
20th century British Art. Exhibitions programme. Restaurant.
Open TWThFS 1000-1700, Sun & BH 1100-1700.
Extensive gardens with Victorian glasshouses, walled kitchen garden, rare trees and shrubs,
Edwardian pergola and a naturalistic spring garden. Exhibition gallery. Restaurant.
Open Daily 1030-1700 (1600 Nov-Feb).
Bus 60 from South Street (¼ mile from Rail Station) to opposite entrance shortly after West Dean village, 20 minutes journey. M-S ½-hourly, Sun & BH hourly. Operated by Stagecoach.
Many rescued historic rural buildings set in South Downs parkland. Several houses are set in period gardens.
Working 17th century watermill, Tudor kitchen, Shire horses and traditional farm animals. Woodland walks.
Demonstrations of rural trades and crafts. Café and picnic area.
Open Daily 1030-1800 (1600 Nov-Mar).
Bus 60 from South Street (¼ mile from Rail Station) to Singleton village, 22 minutes journey, then ¼ mile walk. M-S ½-hourly, Sun & BH hourly. Operated by Stagecoach.
A finely furnished Regency house which has been the home of the Dukes of Richmond for over 300 years.
The House is set in the parkland of the Goodwood Estate.
Open for pre-booked guided tours, see website.
Bus 55 from Bus Station to Halnaker Crossroads, 20 minutes journey, then 1¼ mile walk. M-F every 20 minutes, Sat ½-hourly, Sun & BH hourly. Operated by Stagecoach.
A Battle of Britain airfield with military aircraft, models and other exhibits relating to its days
as a front line fighter station. Flight simulator.
Open Feb-Nov, Daily 1000-1700 (1600 Feb & Nov).
Bus 55 from Bus Station to Tangmere, Tamar Way (the stop is in Meadow Way), 27 minutes journey, then ½ mile walk. Buses return to Chichester from the same stop. M-F every 20 minutes, Sat ½-hourly, Sun & BH hourly. Operated by Stagecoach.
A late 17th century house in an impressive setting high on the South Downs. The elegant Georgian interior has
been carefully restored following a major fire in 1989. Features include paintings, furniture, ceramics and an 18th
century dolls' house with original contents. The servants' quarters in the basement are shown as they were in
Victorian days. Peaceful garden. Restaurant. Picnic areas.
Open Apr-Oct, ThFSSu 1000-1600.
Bus 54 from a stop outside the Bus Station (see map) to opposite entrance, shortly after Compton, about 35 minutes journey. M-S every 2-3 hours. Operated by Stagecoach. Buses also operate from Petersfield.
The Reserve covers 1500 acres which includes saltmarsh, mudflats, reedbeds and shingle beaches as well as
copses and farmland. It is an internationally important site for wetland birds. A 1½ mile circular
nature trail starts at the Visitor Centre (leaflet available). Admission free.
Open Visitor Centre Daily 1000-1600. Reserve open at all times.
Bus 51 from Bus Station to entrance shortly after Sidlesham, 25 minutes journey. M-S every 20 minutes, Sun & BH ½-hourly. Operated by Stagecoach.