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Chichester, West Sussex

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Area Covered:This guide covers Chichester and the surrounding including West Itchenor, Itchenor, West Wittering, East Wittering, Shipton Green, Bracklesham Bay, Almodington, Batchmere, Birdham, Donnington, Heighleigh, Selsey, Pagham, Adlwick, Bognor Regis, North Bersted, South Bersted, Middleton-on-Sea, Fishbourne, Bosham, Apuldram, West Broyle, East and West Ashling, West Stoke, Lavant, Mid Lavant, East Lavant, West Lavant, West Dean, Goodwood, Singleton, Southbourne and Westbourne.
Where:Situated on the South Coast at the far western edge of Sussex, Chichester and its surrounding countryside is a great place to explore. To the south, Chichester harbour appeals to sailors, families and nature-lovers, whilst to the north of the city the rolling hills of the South Downs creates a landscape rich in bucolic beauty.
Why Visit:Chichester is a compact city with Roman walls and a mix of medieval and Georgian streets. It has a great range of excellent places to eat and sleep and makes a perfect place for a weekend away. Chichester itself is world famous for its annual Chichester Festival which attracts the great and the good particularly from the thespian world. For yachties and boat lovers, Chichester and its hinterland boasts a harbour, the English Channel and a canal so there is plenty of scope for messing about on the water. For those with land legs there are numerous historic houses and buildings to discover.
Places of Interest:In Chichester itself we recommend Chichester Cathedral and Pallant House Gallery and the Chichester Ship Canal. Further afield we recommend the village of Bosham, a water tour of Chichester Harbour and the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum. For horse-racing lovers, don't miss Glorious Goodwood for a week every July.
Using this Guide:Use the navigation bar on the left to click through to our guide to accommodation in Chichester (the best hotels, B&B's, guest houses and self-catering accommodation), our guide to eating out in Chichester (the best restaurants, bistros, cafes, tea shops, pubs, bars and country pubs) and a directory of local food sources (shops, markets and specialist local food suppliers in Chichester).