With fine examples of both Norman and Gothic architecture, Chichester Cathedral stands at the center of Chichester. Founded in 1075, this edifice is the only English cathedral visible from the sea. Admire the free-standing medieval bell tower, the only one of its kind in England. Take a free guided tour, with no reservation necessary. If you prefer to see it on your own, you can follow a self-guided tour. Adventure trails for children will keep them occupied (within safe distance) while you roam the site. For a cup of tea and a snack, visit the cafe in the walled garden. Although visits are free, a small donation for the maintenance and preservation of the cathedral is appreciated. Plan your visit to Chichester Cathedral and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Chichester route planner .
Chichester Cathedral Reviews
As you walk in don’t forget to collect your souvenir guidebook as it’s the layout of the Cathedral, we spent 40 minutes here and found it interesting especially the Mark Chagall window and the treasur... more »
Going through the doors you immediately pick out the welcomers because of their smart burgundy coloured gowns. Such a pity that jobsworth re-branding is in the air & that as a result these gowns could... more »
Always enjoy a walk round this beautiful building. Understandably - the very interesting displays commemorating Richard of Chichester has come down. I missed their handy life of the of the modern cathedral and its personalities.
This is my first time at the cathedral even though I live so close. I love the history behind it and the setting. The gardens are also very relaxing walk around.
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