Hotels in Chichester

      Chichester Details

      The town of Chichester in West Sussex in the United Kingdom is a compact, well-to-do community with plenty of Georgian architecture. The main attraction for tourists who come to the discount hotels in Chichester is the cathedral. This elegant church dates back to the 11th century and was largely rebuilt in the 13th century. The freestanding tower was built in the 15th century and the spire is 19th century. It is said to be the only cathedral spire in England that is visible from the sea. The church has Romanesque carvings, and a world famous stained glass window by Marc Chagall. If possible, try to attend a daily evensong to hear the wonderful church choir.If youre planning on visiting in June or July, be sure to book your room in a budget hotel in Chichester in advance. That is the time of the annual Chichester Festivities. For three weeks the town goes all out with a celebration of theater, music, art and fireworks. Art lovers can visit a charming old Queen Anne town house that is now the home of the Pallant House Gallery. It displays an excellent collection of 20th century British art by such names as Moore, Sutherland, Caulfield and Freud. You will also see works by Picasso, Cezanne, Gainsborough and Rembrandt. Chichester was once a Roman garrison town. The Fishbourne Roman Palace just outside Chichester is the largest excavated Roman villa in Britain. It covers seven acres and has some beautiful mosaics.