Chichester dates back to its importance as a great Saxon and Roman city. With its 12th century cathedral and many old buildings it is a prosperous and busy tourist attraction in its own right.
Chichester is situated on the River Lavant which is supposed to have its source at the nearby village of East Dean some 6 miles away.
The cathedral is one of the main attractions of the city but it is also very close to the coast and therefore benefits from this in terms of the number of visitors from the nearby coastal resorts. West Wittering beach is at the entrance of Chichester harbour and is a blue flag beach. Chichester is also set in beautiful countryside and nature lovers will fall in love with the South Downs National Park.
Chichester has much to offer the visitor. Check out the Chichester Festival Theatre and the Pallant Gallery with its extensive 20th century collection of art. For a visit out of town you could try the magnificent Petworth House and Park, a National Trust Property in Petworth with its own extensive grounds and art collection.
Photographs of Chichester