Founded by the Romans, Chichester has escaped modern development and still retains its Roman layout with its four main streets running from the 16th century market cross to the four points of the compass within the remains of the old city wall.
Chichester is situated to the north of Chichester Harbour an area of outstanding natural beauty, and is linked by a canal on which boat trips are available from March to December passing through Hunston.
The 11th century cathedral’s spire towers over the Sussex plain and, as well as being seen from miles around, is one of the only British spires that can be seen from the sea.
Chichester has over the years developed into a thriving tourist location and now boasts many visitor attractions such as the annual Chichester festival, the world famous Goodwood festival of speed and revival meetings, glorious Goodwood the Festival Theatre and many more.
Blessed with an abundance of historical buildings and treasures as well as many fine shops and restaurants Chichester and the surrounding area is an ideal location for a short break.