Chichester

Chichester is a cathedral city in West Sussex, on England's South East coast.

Understand

Chichester Cross - at the heart of a busy town

Chichester has been occupied since before Roman times, when it was believed to have been one of the bridgeheads of the Roman invasion of Britain. The city centre is built on the Roman town of Noviomagus, and it benefits from the cross-shaped design favoured by the Romans - North Street, South Street, East Street and West Street converge on the Chichester Cross, a medieval market cross.

Chichester is famous for the annual Chichester Festivities and the Chichester Real Ale and Jazz Festival .

Get in

By car

The A27 runs east, past Arundel, to Worthing, and west to Portsmouth, where it joins the M27 and goes on to Southampton. The A286 heads north, eventually reaching Guildford.

By train

Chichester has a station just south of the City Centre. It is served by Southern services from London, Brighton, Portsmouth and Southampton; and First Great Western services from Bristol and the West Country.

Get around

The centre of Chichester is small, and can easily be covered on foot. As with most other towns in England, the town is well serviced by buses and taxis.

By bus

There is a bus station situated next to the railway station, south of the city centre. It is a hub for main south coast and local services.

See

Do

Eat

At Smith & Western American diner next to the train station

The Kennels, Goodwood

Drink

Go next

Other places of interest in the Chichester area

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