This cathedral city in West Sussex is a vibrant destination featuring old streets, a wonderful theatre and an attractive harbour. A historic market town, those visiting on a Chichester spa day or break can choose to simply sit back and relax or to spend time exploring while you’re here and turn your visit into a whole weekend of entertainment.
History plays a big part in the local attractions. The town was famously a Roman settlement and the well known Fishbourne Roman Palace is a top destination for those visiting the area. The gothic cathedral is popular, dating in part to 1075 and containing a collection of artworks ranging from medieval culture to modern art. Visitors to the surrounding area also love Goodwood House, known for its big events (especially motorsports) and then there’s the South Downs Planetarium & Science Centre, which is particularly good for family trips.
Chichester’s spa hotels are destinations in their own rights as well. Nearby South Lodge, which is nestled into the rolling landscape of the South Downs, is a luxurious destination where the exceptional spa includes a beautiful swim pond. The eco-friendly Ockenden Manor is not far away and is a wonderful combination of contemporary and historic - much loved for romantic spa days and breaks. Meanwhile, its sister hotel, Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa, is half an hour from Chichester, combining a medieval-style house, a modern spa in a barn-style building and proximity to the sea, as well as luxury treatments and experiences every step of the way.