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Highlights in Chichester
- Traditional English charm
- Georgian architecture
- Array of outdoor activities
- Close to the coast
- Chichester Cathedral
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Make the south east of England your next holiday destination and you will not be disappointed. Chichester is a quaint cathedral city in West Sussex which remains extremely well preserved and still boasts real Georgian charm. The beauty of this location is that you don’t have to choose between a holiday in the countryside or the city: many of the rentals here can be found in peaceful areas with greenery around, whilst simultaneously being a short walk away from the very heart of the city. Spend a day taking in the culture that the city has to offer before returning home to the tranquillity that your rental provides.Charming holiday rentals for all year round
Due to the Georgian roots of this historic city, the holiday rentals available here are seriously special. Enjoy the best summer weather that England has to offer in your own suntrap at one of the many rentals that has its own private garden. When the weather turns cold, the charming English homes with features such as a woodburning stove are the perfect place for you to cosy up with your loved ones. From an intimate two person retreat, to a luxurious rental big enough for the whole family, you are sure to fall in love with the properties available in Chichester.
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The area and getting around
This ancient city is full of charm and history. Here you will find a number of medieval churches and also a medieval city wall that has been well preserved. The city centre can be found within the area of the wall, and is largely pedestrianised, making it the perfect city to be explored on foot. There are many Georgian buildings scattered throughout the city centre, making this the ideal location for anyone that loves to appreciate ancient architecture. If you like to visit even further far afield places whilst on holiday, Chichester provides the perfect base for you to do that. Here you have access to fantastic rail and road links taking you to cities such as Portsmouth, Brighton and even London in less than 2 hours.A trip to the seaside
The southern location of this city means that the English coastline is very nearby. The seaside town of Bognor Regis is a mere 20 minute drive from Chichester and offers a variety of things to do. Take a walk along one of its many sandy beaches and enjoy a pit stop along the way at one of the quirky seaside cafes. Drive 15 minutes in the opposite direction starting at Chichester and you will find yourself at Bosham Quay, a small fishing village that is a popular tourist spot due to its winding streets and cottages which line the coastline. Visit one of the many traditional English pubs that you can find in the village and enjoy some of the locally sourced fish and chips that are on offer!
Travellers and activities
Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and art scene that Chichester has to offer. The Chichester Festival Theatre is located in the city centre and is internationally renowned for being a top event destination as it hosts a variety of shows, concerts and plays all year round. A short 10 minute walk through the city from the theatre will bring you to Pallant House Gallery. This famous museum displays a fabulous range of 20th century British art pieces, in the form of permanent collections and featured exhibitions. This cultural hub also has no shortage of restaurants and bars to choose from, so you will not struggle to satisfy your taste buds whilst visiting the city.Chichester for outdoor lovers
If you’re a water baby, Chichester offers many suitable activities for you to dive into. A 40 acre freshwater lake provides the perfect location for paddle boarding, wakeboarding, water skiing and more, making this the main centre for water activities in the whole of the South Coast. If you’re an avid cyclist and bring your bike on holiday with you, be sure to follow the Salterns Way cycle route. This path will take you on a scenic 12 mile journey from the heart of the city centre all the way out to the sandy dunes of West Wittering and East Head. Finally, once you make it to the shore, you will find some of the most beautiful beaches that the South Coast has to offer. The colourful beach huts which line the seafront make for the most scenic of summer backdrops.
Did you know that in 2018, Chichester was crowned the sunniest place in the UK! With an average of 1920.8 hours of sunshine per year.
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The history of Chichester Cathedral dates all the way back to 1075, making this building a truly fascinating place to visit. A fusion of Norman Romanesque and Gothic architecture, this cathedral is a beautiful display of history which continues to this day to stand tall and be a prominent, imposing feature in the city centre. It is actually even visible from out at sea! Choose to either enjoy a peaceful visit to the cathedral at your own pace or schedule to go when one of the many events it hosts is taking place: from choir performances to talks on important contemporary issues such as climate change.2. Indulge in afternoon tea fit for a Duke or Duchess
If you fancy treating yourself to a day of luxury, a visit to Goodwood Estate will do just that. The estate covers a whopping 12,000 acres and dates back to 1600. Goodwood House was the home to many generations of Dukes and Duchesses. Now, the estate is open for the public to visit and enjoy. There are many activities to keep you occupied here, from horse riding to golf, and Goodwood Racecourse also hosts many prestigious world famous events every year. If you’d rather just visit and enjoy the beautiful grounds and house, then you can simply book yourself in for afternoon tea. A wonderful experience complete with macarons, gateau and traditional English scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam, delicious!3. Chichester Harbour
Head to the coast and try something new at Chichester Harbour, where private sailing lessons and boat trips are available to do through Cobnor Activities Centre. There is even a sunset kayak tour around the harbour which would be the perfect way to enjoy the serenity of being at sea whilst admiring the beautiful colours along the horizon. This harbour offers more than just watersports, it is a highly important British landscape and nature conservation, with many different types of wildlife living in and around the harbour area. Maybe you will be lucky enough to visit on a day when the harbour seals from Solent take their own regular trip to Chichester Harbour!4. Explore the different nature parks
Breathe in the fresh air and appreciate the outdoors at one of the many nature parks and reserves that you will find around the Chichester area. Kingley Vale National Nature Reserve is located north of the city and features beautiful walks through the sprawling 505 acres of forest that it contains - including ancient trees which are believed to be some of the oldest in the whole of the United Kingdom! If you don’t fancy leaving the city centre, fear not, as Bishop's Palace Gardens can be found within the city wall. Sit on one of the many benches that are dotted around these enchanting gardens and take in the beauty of the flower beds that live there.5. Tinwood Estate Vineyard
Whether you’re in Chichester with family members, friends or a significant other, a day spent at Tinwood Estate Vineyard will be the perfect holiday activity. Get involved with where the harvesting begins by spending the morning grape picking in the 65 acres of vineyards. After this, sit down to relax and feast on a fabulous 3-course rustic meal with sparkling wines matched to compliment your food. There is also the option for just a short tour of the vineyards, followed by a wine tasting session accompanied by a cheeseboard. Could this actually be heaven on earth?
FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Chichester
With an annual average price of £205.96, Chichester is not a city that stands out for being the most expensive or the cheapest in the United Kingdom.
Those who want to save as much as possible should visit Chichester in January, October, and March which are the months that offer the best discounts, with average prices of £165.98, £180.47, and £187.85 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.
When it comes to looking for a holiday letting in Chichester, the most expensive months are, in descending order, July, June and November with average prices per night of £230.95, £227.29, and £224.85, respectively.
It is better to book your stay in plenty of time when visiting Chichester, as only 29% of our accommodations are usually available throughout the year.
The months with the lowest properties available in Chichester are, in order, September, August and October, with respective average availability figures of 14.75%, 18.6%, and 23%, based on data collected in 2020.
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