You will find plenty of Chichester holiday cottages in this attractive Georgian city, set between the sea and the South Downs. It is full of charming 18th century town houses, and is still almost completely surrounded by its medieval town walls. Staying in a holiday cottage in Chichester gives you an ideal base for exploring the town, enjoying the coastline and getting out into the West Sussex countryside.
What to see in the city of Chichester
Renting a holiday cottage in Chichester makes exploring the town easy. Head for Chichester Cathedral, unique in being the only English cathedral visible from the sea. To get a sense of the area's past pop into the Novium Museum. This museum takes you back into the city's Roman era with artefacts from Fishbourne Palace. Pallant House is a lovely Queen Anne mansion and home to a gallery of 20th century art. It is well worth a visit. Both museums will be close to your holiday cottage in Chichester.
Out and About around Chichester
From any Chichester holiday cottages it is only be a short drive to the magnificent remains of the Roman Palace at Fishbourne, the quaint seaside towns of Bosham and Emsworth, as well as the beautiful countryside of the South Downs. Head inland to visit Arundel Castle or drive along the coast to the Royal Navy town of Portsmouth. The nearest beach to Chichester is at West Wittering. This long stretch of sand and calm sea is always popular with families.