Chichester Cathedral
Chichester Cathedral
4.5
Architectural BuildingsChurches & Cathedrals
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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This magnificent Cathedral has stood at the centre of Chichester for over 900 years. With unique architecture from each century of its life, this Cathedral is both ancient and modern, where original medieval features sit alongside world famous contemporary artworks.
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  • MeganPC101
    Camberley, United Kingdom79 contributions
    A great bit of sightseeing
    Great for a short trip if you're staying in Chichester. We decided to have a little look around. The architecture and art inside is impressive. When we entered the staff were very welcoming and handed us a map. We were particularly interested in the dates and history.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 December 2022
  • henlowboy
    Harpenden, United Kingdom931 contributions
    Beautiful Cathedral with history
    A nice visit to Chichester Cathedral. Easy to find by large spire. Entrance was free with a suggested £5 donation. Music recital mornings were free when we visited. founded as a cathedral in 1075 History comes alive. A must see.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 21 February 2023
  • Jackie
    Ware, United Kingdom2 contributions
    The Cloister Cafe
    We visited the Cloisters Cafe and were delighted to see the cake table full of delicious homemade cakes and pastries and the coffee, a local coffee roaster was great too! We sat and enjoyed our stay in the delightful sunny garden. We will definitely pay another visit!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 May 2023
  • Lowescottage
    11 contributions
    Expensive but good
    Cloisters Cafe. Excellent BUT fully priced. Little tubs of ice cream , the ones which are usually £2.50. Nearly double price. Same for drinks. They don't believe in repeat custom but the one off tourist pound ( or many pounds)
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 May 2023
  • HAH20072015
    Herefordshire, United Kingdom25 contributions
    Beautiful cathedral
    What a beautiful cathedral and one of the earliest. Interesting modern but sympathetic additions, tapestries, font, pulpits etc. well worth a visit and conducted tour. Bishops gardens also lovely and peaceful. Can then walk the city walls. Great day out.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 2 June 2023
  • Lin
    82 contributions
    Nice location
    Had afternoon coffee and cake with student granddaughter. Rather grumpy staff, no gluten free options other than an expensive pack of two shortbread biscuits. Regular coffee is a very small cup. Small portion of cake. Pleasant surroundings, clean toilets, pretty garden. Expensive, you pay for the location.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 July 2023
  • sunflower189
    West Sussex, United Kingdom220 contributions
    Find time to visit
    We visited the cathedral during a day trip to Chichester. Entry, unlike some cathedrals, was free although visitors are invited to make a contribution. The architecture of the building is incredible. There is also an exhibition until the end of August called 'Resilience in Clay' with work by Kate Viner, which is very thought provoking. This in itself is worth seeing.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 August 2023
  • Welshwasp
    South Wales, United Kingdom534 contributions
    Free and well worth a visit but don't forget its religious purpose
    For many people its the main reason for visiting the city but please remember it is a place of worship. To underline this short prayers are said through the day which you may join in/ listen to. It is easier enough to move around the Cathedral no matter your needs with its various chapels and an interesting Treasury. Descriptive leaflets are available if you do not wish to join a tour. The building itself is obvious in the centre of the town although someway from the main transport hubs and parking areas.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 October 2023
  • Mary P
    2 contributions
    Incredible cooked breakfast!
    The Cloisters Breakfast in the cafe was absolutely beautiful! One of all the classic English breakfast items including choice of how your egg is cooked. Roasted cherry tomatoes on the vine, a sautéed field mushroom, lovely herby sausage and good bacon. Practically Perfect in every way!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 October 2023
  • Cyberwho
    264 contributions
    Great tour, amazing architecture and interior
    My wife and I visited here (with our dog) to do a tour of the cathedral. The tour guide was excellent, and it was fascinating the learn so much about the history, art and architecture of the cathedral. It was refreshing to visit a cathedral that felt vibrant and welcoming. There was a fascinating mix of old and modern architecture and art, and it was some really well. The cathedral cafe was good too, and we enjoyed a drink and cake after our tour.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 October 2023
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Babyeor
Stowmarket, UK132 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
A must to visit, the outside has lovely gardens round the back. The inside beautiful work, just amazing. Was a lot bigger than i thought. Dogs were allowed in as well
Written 29 November 2023
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Martin H
Stockport, UK675 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
This is not a cathedral I know and I came away very impressed. It is particularly strong on art related content. As well as temporary exhibitions there are a Chagall stained glass window, the inspiration for Philip Larkins "Arundel Tomb" - moved from elsewhere, a fragment of roman mosaic floor and Michael Clarks "Five wounds of Christ" - one of the smallest art installations you are likely to come across but worth seeking out - it's a bit of a treasure trail. When we went the cathedral was a hive of activity which was nice to see.
Written 3 November 2023
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Middletonlass
Banbury, UK254 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
Nice Cathedral under going various works which did not detract from the building. A really lovely art installation (Peace Doves) is currently on until the 12 November 2023. Well worth the visit just for that. Beautiful font. Interesting history. The exterior has been cleaned and looks lovely. No admission fee but donations very welcome. The Cloisters houses a very nice, busy cafe with toilets. There is a small shop in the cathedral.
Written 2 November 2023
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Anne H
West Sussex257 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Quiet & peaceful place to visit.
Cafe & gardens are a hidden gem with a substantial selection of food & drinks.
Stunning gardens
Worth a visit
Written 23 October 2023
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Cyberwho
264 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
My wife and I visited here (with our dog) to do a tour of the cathedral.
The tour guide was excellent, and it was fascinating the learn so much about the history, art and architecture of the cathedral.
It was refreshing to visit a cathedral that felt vibrant and welcoming.
There was a fascinating mix of old and modern architecture and art, and it was some really well.
The cathedral cafe was good too, and we enjoyed a drink and cake after our tour.
Written 23 October 2023
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Mary P
2 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
The Cloisters Breakfast in the cafe was absolutely beautiful! One of all the classic English breakfast items including choice of how your egg is cooked. Roasted cherry tomatoes on the vine, a sautéed field mushroom, lovely herby sausage and good bacon. Practically Perfect in every way!
Written 18 October 2023
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SCARBOROUGH-JANE
York, UK116 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Beautiful architecture and windows. Immaculate grounds and cloisters. Very peaceful and contemplative surroundings. Thoroughly recommend this establishment if you need time out and a restful space.
Written 15 October 2023
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Welshwasp
South Wales, UK534 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
For many people its the main reason for visiting the city but please remember it is a place of worship. To underline this short prayers are said through
the day which you may join in/ listen to. It is easier enough to move around the Cathedral no matter your needs with its various chapels and an interesting Treasury. Descriptive leaflets are available if you do not wish to join a tour. The building itself is obvious in the centre of the town although someway from the main transport hubs and parking areas.
Written 4 October 2023
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Edward the dog
Chichester, UK362 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Just come back from seeing the Peace Doves exhibition, its good, Its colourful, its certainly worth a look. The cathedral itself is also rather nice !
Written 4 October 2023
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Rachel W
Essex, UK344 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Lovely to be able to take our dog as that is not always possible. Did the self guided tour which was great. Lovely and very peaceful place.
Written 27 September 2023
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