Chichester is a cathedral city in West Sussex, in South-East England. It is the only city in West Sussex, and is its county town.It has a long history as a settlement; its Roman past and its subsequent importance in Anglo-Saxon times are only its beginnings. It is the seat of a bishopric, with a 12th-century cathedral, and is home to some of the oldest churches and buildings in Great Britain.
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Bishops Palace Gardens and Cathedral
Pallant House Gallery
Chichester Cathedral and Bishops Palace Gardens
Chichester Festival Theatre
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Chichester Cathedral has fine architecture in both the Norman and the Gothic styles, and has been called by the architectural historian Nikolaus Pevsner "the most typical English Cathedrals. Despite this, Chichester has two architectural features that are unique among England's medieval cathedrals—a free-standing medieval bell tower (or campanile) and double aisles.
Chichester Festival Theatre The Festival Season usually runs from April to September and includes productions from classics to contemporary writing and musicals. During this time the theatre also puts on outdoor promenade performances and organises other festival events including cabaret and comedy nights. A range of events is designed to add to the experience of visiting the theatre, including platform events, family days, tours and talks.
Bishops Palace Gardens A hidden treasure located in the centre of the City. Bishop's Palace Gardens is situated within the City Walls, next to the Cathedral. It has now been developed by the council to offer a peaceful retreat for all to enjoy. New planting, improved access, and the creation of a wildlife friendly area are all included within the project. Water features, new seating and a pergola walk have also been introduced.
The gallery houses one of the best collections of 20th century British art in the world.
A new wing was opened in June 2006, designed by Sir Colin Wilson and Long & Kentish. The £8.6 million project was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England, the local council, and other donors.
throughout the year, but is not open every day and for that reason
is not open to casual visitors. For dates and times of public shows,
please call on: 01243 774400