Destination: Arundel & Chichester

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Arundel and Chichester Tours

Arundel & Chichester

Arundel & Chichester Tours with Great British Trips

Introducing Arundel & Chichester


Chichester was originally a Roman settlement. While little of this settlement remains today apart from the Roman palace at Fishbourne on the outskirts of the city, Chichester has much ancient character with its 11th century Cathedral, 16th century market cross, and many fine old buildings. Chichester is ideally placed for exploring the glorious coastline and the stunning surrounding countryside of the South Downs. There are also some great beaches just south of Chichester, at Selsey and West & East Wittering.

Arundel & Chichester

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Region: South East England

Time to spend here: 3 hours min at each

More Information: Chichester or Arundel

What's nearby? Portsmouth, Brighton, Winchester

What transport do you recommend? Towns themselves can be explored on foot and reached by train or car.

Did you know? The ghost of Roger de Montgomery, the Earl of Arundel is said to haunt Arundel Castle.

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Chichester Cathedral

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Chichester Cathedral was begun in 1076 under Bishop Stigand. The Cathedral manages to successfully combine modern art - including a window by Marc Chagall, a tapestry by John Piper and a painting by Graham Sutherland, while more ancient artefacts include the 12th century Lazarus Reliefs and the Lambert Barnard paintings.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

The Pallant House Gallery

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Pallant House is the home of Modern British art in the south. There are international touring exhibitions and print room shows as well as changing displays from the permanent collection.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Fishbourne Roman Palace & Gardens

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This historic Roman Palace displays the remains of the largest and earliest Roman dwelling in Britain from the first century AD. Displays include beautiful Roman mosaics.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Arundel Castle

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Arundel, set on a hill top above the river Arun, is dominated by its Norman castle and Gothic cathedral. Arundel Castle though originally built in the 11th century, suffered badly during the English civil war, so that what you see today was constructed during the 18th and 19th centuries. However, within the walls of the castle there is almost 1000 years of history, including the impressive remains of the keep, suits of armour and beautiful paintings. The 19th century cathedral is a fine example of Gothic architecture.
Time to spend here: 3 hours   More information

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

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The Weald and Downland Museum has more than 40 traditional mostly timber-framed buildings dating from the 13th -19th century which were rescued from destruction, and rebuilt to their original form. Many of the interiors have been furnished, recreating the way the buildings were used by their owners centuries ago.
Time to spend here: 4 hours   More information

West Wittering

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The charming village of West Wittering affords magnificent views of Chichester Harbour and the South Downs beyond. It also boasts a natural and unspoilt sandy beach as well as windblown sand dunes.
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