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Top Choice British in Arundel

Town House

The only thing that rivals the 16th-century Florentine gilded-walnut ceiling in this compact and very elegant eatery is the sparkling atmosphere and acclaimed British cuisine with a European twist. Book ahead. Town …
Castle in Arundel

Arundel Castle

Arundel Castle was first built in the 11th century but all that's left of the early structure are the modest remains of the keep. It was ransacked during the English Civil War, and most of what you see today is the …
International in Chichester

Amelie & Friends

This award-winning, vaguely Gallic-feeling restaurant serves up finely crafted seasonal dishes with a slight bias towards seafood in a stylishly simple dining room and a peaceful garden out back. Service is the best…
Cathedral in Chichester

Chichester Cathedral

This understated cathedral was begun in 1075 and largely rebuilt in the 13th century. The free-standing church tower went up in the 15th century; the spire dates from the 19th century, when its predecessor famously …
Cathedral in Arundel

Arundel Cathedral

Arundel’s ostentatious 19th-century Catholic cathedral is the other dominating feature of the town’s impressive skyline. Commissioned by the 15th duke of Norfolk in 1868, the impressive structure was designed by Jos…
Ruins in Chichester

Fishbourne Palace

Fishbourne Palace is the largest-known Roman residence in Britain. The palace lies 1.5 miles west of Chichester, just off the A259 (take bus 700 from outside Chichester Cathedral). Happened upon by labourers in the …
Gallery in Chichester

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 is on mostly British, 20th-century art. Show-stoppers Patrick Caulfield, Lucian…
Architecture in Chichester

Chichester City Walls

Chichester’s almost complete ring of Roman defensive walls are around 1.5 miles in length, and provide a pleasant escape from the retail bustle they now contain. Pick up a leaflet and booklet from the tourist office…
American in Chichester

Duke & Rye

Occupying a large deconsecrated church opposite Chichester Cathedral, this temple of food and ale allows you to refuel and kick back in an incongruously ecclesiastical setting, recently updated to include shabby-chi…
Museum in Chichester

Novium Museum

Chichester’s purpose-built museum provides a home for the eclectic collections of the erstwhile District Museum, as well as some artefacts from Fishbourne Palace and a huge mosaic from Chilgrove Roman villa. The hig…