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Chichester is a cathedral city situated in the South-East county of West Sussex in England. With its interesting buildings, beautiful surrounds and vibrant culture, Chesterfield is an excellent place to enjoy a stay at any time of the year.

Amongst the great attractions to enjoy in Chichester is Chichester Cathedral, an 11th Century building of fabulous structure. Amongst the amazing monuments to see are the remains of a Roman mosaic pavement, definitely worth a look. The Pallant House Galley, winner of the 2007 gallery of the year Gulbenkian Prize, houses an excellent collection of modern British Art, as well as a changing program of exhibitions.

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To establish its position as a cultural retreat, Chichester also plays host to one of the United Kingdom’s flagship theatres, where the annual summer season attracts esteemed professional actors from the West End Theatre of London. Chichester also hosts an annual three-week arts and music festival in July. Chichester is the ideal place to enjoy a vacation in a cultural hub whilst still having access to both rural areas of beauty for outdoor pursuits, as well as access to nearby urban areas.

Fishbourne Roman Palace, Salthill Road, Chichester PO19 3QR (01243) 789829
Originally a Roman military base before becoming a sumptuous palace, Fishbourne Roman Place was discovered by accident during the digging of water mains.
Visitors can view a large collection of mosaics, a range of plants known to have been grown by the Romans as well as a Roman potting shed.

Chichester Cathedral, West Street, Chichester PO19 1RP (01243) 782595
Built in the heart of Chichester more than 900 years ago, Chichester Cathedral is open every day with free admission.
Visitors can enjoy guided tours, a stroll through Bishop’s Palace Gardens or the Cloisters café and shop.

Chichester District Museum, 29 Little London, Chichester PO19 1PB (01243) 784683
Founded in 1831, Chichester District Museum was originally set up in the Royal West Sussex Hospital.
Moving to its present location in 1962, the museum now contains items relevant to local geology, history and archaeology.



 

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