Chichester's epicentre is marked by a cute market building constructed in 1501 by the bishop of the time to enable impoverished locals...
Pallant House Gallery
A Queen Anne mansion built by a local wine merchant, handsome Pallant House and a 21st-century wing host this superb gallery. The focus...
Chichester's purpose-built museum provides a home for the eclectic collections of the now-defunct District Museum, as well as many...
This bright and breezy marble-floored cafe in the cathedral grounds, with a sunny walled garden and airy atmosphere, serves baked...
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Chichester Cathedral information
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).