Chichester, located in West Sussex, has been continuously occupied since Roman times. It is believed that Chichester may have served as one of the bridgeheads during the actual invasion. The town is most well known for the Chichester Festivities, which take place on an annual basis. The Chichester Cathedral, which dates back to 1075, is certain well worth a visit, as are the old city walls, so be sure to bring your camera. Visitors will be able to enjoy a variety of dining, shopping and entertainment venues while visiting Chichester. There are also plenty of accommodation options as well.
Chichester is located in West Sussex and is within easy reach of the South Downs as well as the English Channel. It has been a centre of population since at least Roman times and many think that it was one of the first towns in the UK to be occupied by the Romans.
Chichester cathedral has been a cathedral since its foundation in 1075 and its spire is local landmark that is visible for miles around. It has even been used by sailors to keep their navigation in check. You can listen to the cathedral choir sing one of the sung services six times a week during school term times. You may already have seen the choir in one of their many television performances or on one of their regular overseas tours.
Other famous landmarks in Chichester include the Butter Market, which is currently used by a number of small shops. Chichester's Corn Exchange was one of the first to be developed in the UK, dating back to 1833, although it is no longer used as an exchange. The centre of the city is marked by the Chichester Cross which is made from the local stone. Although it was originally used as a market place, the town's market has since outgrown the location.
In July each year, you can witness the Chichester Festivities, a three week art and music festival. The summer months also see many West End plays being performed in the Festival Theatre. The city gets busy at these times, so it is wise to book your accommodation in good time.