Things to do in Chichester
There are plenty of things to do in Chichester and the surrounding area and a stay at Pen Cottage is the perfect base from which to explore them. Within walking distance (or a short bus ride away) from Pen Cottage, is the historic cathedral city of Chichester. Neatly enclosed within its ancient city walls Chichester is easily explored on foot. The pedestrianised centre has a great selection of both large chain retailers and small independent shops and there are also plenty of cafe's, bars, restaurants, a cinema and the prestigious Chichester Festival Theatre for an evenings entertainment.
Just a few miles out of the city centre you can be exploring Chichester Harbour’s scenic coastal paths, bathing on West Witterings Blue Flag sandy beach, or gazing at the magnificent views within the South Downs National Park.
Pen Cottage bed and breakfast is also ideally placed for visiting the Goodwood Estate. Within a 10 minute drive of Pen Cottage, you'll find the Goodwood Motor Circuit, Aerodrome and Race Course, home to the Goodwood events: Festival of Speed, Goodwood Revival and of course Glorious Goodwood Qatar Festival.
Closer to home, there are several country walks to explore from Pen Cottage, and for the keen cyclist, there's the Centurian Way cycle route which runs between Chichester and West Dean, using the line of the old Chichester to Midhurst Railway.
For an up-to-date listing of events, attractions and things to do in Chichester, we recommend looking at ChichesterWeb’s What’s on Guide.
Places To Visit
- Chichester Cathedral
- Chichester Festival Theatre
- Goodwood House
- Goodwood Festival of Speed — July
- Goodwood Qatar Festival – July/August
- Goodwood Revival — September
- Fishbourne Roman Palace
- Pallant House Gallery
- Tangmere Aviation Museum
- South Downs Planetarium
- Chichester Farmers Market (certain days only)
- West Wittering Beach
- RSPB Pagham Harbour Nature Reserve
- West Dean Gardens
- Weald and Downland Museum
- Polo at Cowdray
- Tinwood Estates Vineyard Tours
- National Trust Uppark
- Arundel Castle
- Stansted Park House and Gardens
- Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
- Gunwharf Keys
- Isle of Wight