Situated on the English south coast in the county of West Sussex, Chichester is easily accessible on the Southern network. With over 814 square kilometres of coastal, countryside and city delights waiting to be discovered, Chichester offers a unique destination for holidays, short breaks, shopping and great days out.
Places to visit
See new drama and old favourites at the internationally acclaimed Chichester Festival Theatre, and an eclectic programme of music and arts at festivals and concerts throughout the district. 15 minutes walk from Chichester station.
Countryside – South Downs
The South Downs countryside is just minutes away, with rolling green hills, ancient forests and stunning vistas to the sea. Rooted in the landscape are historic towns like HG Wells’s Midhurst; Petworth, an antique hotspot, and photogenic villages like waterside Bosham and West Dean, with its pretty flint cottages.
Located a few miles south of the Cathedral City of Chichester, The Witterings has been a popular destination since Roman times. Then, as now, it enjoys a sheltered natural harbour, a sandy coastline, with much of this precious environment protected as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This isn't walkable but you can take the 53 bus which is a 40 minute ride - just allow a bit longer for your journey and get ready for one of England's finest beaches when you get there!
A vibrant market town steeped in history. Home to a thriving population, the town also serves a number of rural communities.
Midhurst encompasses quintessentially English villages, privately-owned country estates, open heath and common land, and a wonderful stretch of the Sussex South Downs. The town itself dates back to medieval times and exhibits architectural features from throughout the ages. This isn't walkable but you can take the 60 bus outside Chichester station, which is a 40 minute ride.