Inspiration Wednesday – Chichester

Today’s #InspirationWednesday is Chichester in West Sussex. Chichester is a brilliant area in which to live, being beautiful in itself but also offering close proximity to stunning areas of Hampshire, Dorset, the tranquillity of the New Forest, the Isle of Wight and many seaside towns.


Exploring Chichester will suit anyone as it offers city, country and coast, all within an easy distance. The city centre boasts an 11th century Cathedral, a variety of galleries, the Roman Palace and Gardens and a planetarium. But if you want to take in a bit of fresh air and nature, head out of town and walk the Chichester Canal or you can walk or take a boat around the relaxed and scenic Chichester Harbour. If you want to head down to the coast then Bognor Regis, Pagham, East Wittering and Hayling Island are the closest.


Chichester offers a comfortable family feel to its residents with many festivals throughout the calendar too, for example, an annual four-week arts and music festival in late Spring/early Summer and the annual 18-day International Film Festival (whose Vice-Presidents are Dame Maggie Smith and Kenneth Branagh!).

Facts about Chichester

  • Chichester’s funfair, the Sloe Fair, dates back to the 12th century and is held annually in the city.
  • The Cathedral here has preserved the remains of a Roman mosaic pavement, which can be viewed through a glass viewing platform.
  • There is the site of a Roman amphitheatre here in a park south of the centre.
  • In 1993 the leg-bone of a pre-Neanderthal man was found at a quarry close to Chichester. It’s been dated at half a million years old!
  • The Mary Rose, Henry VIII’s flagship boat, sits in the harbour here at Chichester with over 500 years of history and artefacts on display to the public.
  • Chichester property



    Check out this one bed apartment for sale near Fishbourne. With a lovely little balcony space, large windows and a smart, modern-fitted kitchen, this is a comfortable and well-sized flat to make home.




    This three bedroom detached house in Chichester is a great home in a great location, within walking distance of the centre of the city, the hospital and the university. With large rooms and plenty of light throughout, this is a great home – give it a go!




    This six bedroom home in Chichester is pretty impressive! With lots of rooms and beautifully decorated throughout, this is a special home. Our favourite bits are the bedroom balcony and the secret garden!



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