The Colourful Character and Charismatic Charm of Chichester
Chichester seamlessly blends the rich traditions of the past with the magnificent modernity of the present and boasts a plethora of stunning natural assets. The south of the city boasts scenic seascapes and charming harbour villages, the north offers rolling hills and verdant beauty while the city centre presents an enticing mix of bespoke boutiques, contemporary culture and exquisite eateries.
The Historical Heritage and Cosmopolitan Charisma of the City Centre
Begin your day by discovering the eclectic mix of historical heritage and cosmopolitan culture that resides in the city centre. A visit to the magnificent Chichester Cathedral is a prominent activity on any itinerary due to its unique architecture, towering spire and medieval carvings that span centuries. Continue to unravel the city's intriguing history with a visit to Chichester Museum, which houses an enthralling collection of artefacts behind which lies an intriguing story linking the city's rich history. Transport yourself back to the modern age at the contemporary exhibitions within both the Pallant House and Otter Galleries; these centres exhibit alluring arrays of art by seminal artists throughout the ages. From magnificent modernity to the frontiers of space exploration, next explore the universe in the South Downs Planetarium; the planetarium shows exhilarating film revealing the wonders of space from the interactive star theatre. Break for lunch at the Royal Oak Inn, a wonderfully traditional pub that serves real ale and refined food to please both pocket and palate; sample the pub's signature dish of sage and honey pork cheeks with bubble and squeak for a flavoursome and fulfilling lunch.
Woodland Wanders and Seaside Splendour
Next, make the short journey to the north of the city in order to discover the verdant beauty of the Yew Woodland. Upon the Kingley Vale Trail walkers and wanderers will encounter green woodpeckers, chalk grasslands, ancient monuments and a grove of ancient trees which are among some of the oldest living things in Britain. The serenity imposed by the beautiful nature will rest, relax and rejuvenate walkers upon this unforgettable trail. Seamlessly swap the woodlands for the water by embarking upon a tour of the breathtakingly beautiful Chichester Harbour with a water tour. Chichester Harbour Water Tours take passengers on enthralling tours of the surround marshes and alluring wonders from the comfort of the colourful Wingate Boat. Its a perfectly peaceful way to explore the vast waters in a short time.
Fine Dining with Friends
Chichester's enviable location amongst oceans and rolling fields means its gastronomical scene constantly thrives with the best organic ingredients. One of the city's most celebrated and critically acclaimed restaurants is Amelie and Friends, a stylish and family owned independent eatery that specialises in locally sourced ingredients and innovative cooking techniques. The menu is inspired by continental cuisines and signature dishes include tikka halloumi skewers with saffron rice, Malaysian chicken curry with crushed peanuts and smoked salmon fish cake with minted peas. Conclude your delightful day with a bottle of fine French wine features on the extensive list of beverages.