Chichester Cathedral

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Chichester Cathedral information

Chichester , United Kingdom
West St
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Opening hours
7.15am-7pm, tours 11.15am & 2.30pm Mon-Sat
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This understated cathedral was begun in 1075 and largely rebuilt in the 13th century. The freestanding church tower went up in the 15th century; the spire dates from the 19th century, when its predecessor famously toppled over. Inside, three storeys of beautiful arches sweep upwards and Romanesque carvings are dotted around. Interesting features to track down include a smudgy stained-glass window added by artist Marc Chagall in 1978 and a glassed-over section of Roman mosaic flooring. Free guided tours last 45 minutes.

The excellent cathedral choir is guaranteed to give you goosebumps during the daily evensong (5.30pm).