Chichester: The destination of choice

Chichester - the place to be
English Tourism Week is almost upon us. This week-long celebration is designed to showcase all that this green and pleasant land has to offer, highlighting the vibrancy and quality of the visitor experiences provided by the English tourism industry.

This year, English Tourism Week will be held between the 14th and 22nd March. The event will see a number of exciting activities take place across the country, kick-starting the tourism season in style.

Inspired by this, and in honour of English Tourism Week, here we give a guide to why the city of Chichester is the ultimate English holiday destination.

Beautiful countryside

Chichester is surrounded by some truly breathtaking countryside, and is a haven for walking enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. So why not lose yourself in the beauty of the West Sussex countryside by exploring one of its many scenic walking routes?

One of the best walks in the area has got to be the South Downs Way. Take a ramble along some of the most spectacular landscapes in southern England.

Amazing culture

Chichester is a city of culture; from flagship theatres to world renowned galleries, the city really does have it all.

Highlights include the Pallant House Gallery, which is home to one of the best collections of modern British art in the world.

The Chichester Festival Theatre is also worth a visit, having earned itself an international reputation for the high quality of its productions.

The city of Chichester is also steeped in history. It features a number of sites of historic interest, including its famous cathedral, which has stood at the heart of Chichester for over 900 years.

Glorious Goodwood

The Chichester district is a sporting aficionado’s dream. Nestled at the base of the Sussex Downs, on the outskirts of Chichester, is the sporting institution that is Goodwood.

This estate is world-renowned for its spectacular range of sporting events which includes horseracing, shooting and motor racing, to name but a few.

Goodwood also holds a number of famous festivals throughout the year, such as the ‘Glorious Goodwood’ horse racing festival. This 5-day event is one of the highlights of the racing calendar, attracting some of the finest horses and jockeys in the world.

Whether or not you’re an avid racing enthusiast, this festival is one you’ll definitely remember. So why not treat yourself to a day at the races and discover the thrills of glorious Goodwood for yourself?

This year’s festival will be held between 28th of July and 1st of August, and you book tickets now.

Something a little different

If you’ve ever wondered what the Aurora Borealis looks like, or wanted to see Saturn’s resplendent rings, then head to the South Downs Planetarium in Chichester.

Explore the many secrets of our universe and discover the far-flung constellations that light up the night sky, all from the comfort of a theatre.

The planetarium uses a projector to display life-like images of our solar system across its spectacular domed ceiling, taking you on the trip of a lifetime through the many wonders of our universe. At times the effect is so realistic, it’s easy to forget you’re sat indoors!

The planetarium holds a number of special events throughout the year and you can find out more about upcoming shows here.

Chichester has an incredible range of activities to enjoy, making this city the ideal choice for your next getaway.

And where better to stay than right here with us at Crouchers Hotel? We’re snug in the heart of the West Sussex countryside, close to this charming city, so if you’re looking for beautiful hotels in Chichester that’ll get your heart-racing with delight, contact us today on 01243 784995, to speak to a member of our friendly team.