As well as being located in the heart the beautiful South Downs National Park there are many other attractions within easy reach: -
This beautiful Georgian market town is encircled by Medieval walls whose foundations date back to the Roman occupation in the third century AD. There is a walls walk, which at a leisurely stroll will take about an hour to complete.
Chichester Cathedral dominates the town. It is the only cathedral in the UK which can be seen from the seaand is a landmark for sailors. It houses contains two rare medieval sculptures and a unique collection of 20th-century paintings and the stunning tapestry by John Piper which adorns the High Altar.
Pallant House Gallery of Modern Art is reognised as one of the most important galleries for British modern art in the country and worthy of a visit.
Also visit he award winning Noveum Museum, designed by Keith Williams Architects and built to house the remains of a Roman Bath House which lay hidden under a carpark for many years. The building also displays many of the 150,000 Roman artefacts which have been uncovered in the locality .
The Chichester Festival Theatre
Goodwood Festival of Speed
The theatre has both a main theatre and the Minerva studio; it is one of the United Kingdom's flagship theatres, and enjoys an international reputation.
A Vast natural harbour encompassed within an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is a paradise for walkers and ornithologists and the many harbour villages are buzzing with sailing folk throughout the summer months: The most famous of these is the pretty village of Bosham, which features in the Bayeux Tapestry. Folklore has it that this is where King Canute made his infamous attempt to hold back the waves and his daughter is believed to be buried in the church.
The Weald and Downland Museum
A short drive from Chilgrove this fascinating museum has a collection of nearly 50 historic buildings dating from the 13th to the 19th century. All have been rescued from destruction. The museum
has many events throughout the year; they are too numerous to list here but please visit their web site for more information.
West Dean Gardens
West Dean College and Gardens
open to visitors throughout the year and has regular garden events during the summer.
Other places of interest include the Roman Palace at Fishbourne, Polo at Cowdray Park near Midhurst, and the Tangmere Military Aviation Museum. Also the historic naval city of Portsmouth, and Arundle, with it's castle, pretty streets,antique shops and the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust are both within easy reach.