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Chichester Cathedral

Cathedral Green, Chichester PO19 1PX, England
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Ranked #2 of 26 Attractions in Chichester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
Traveler Description: Chichester Cathedral is especially famous for its modern art, which was commissioned mainly during the late 20th century.  These include a window by... more »
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

It is a functioning church. It is modest in the promotion of donations. There is very interesting history associated with the cathedral and it is well presented

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Rivoli, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This is quite a peculiar Cathedral because it is both ancient and modern. Original medieval parts can be seen alongside world famous contemporary artworks. I mean the stained glass window by Marc Chagall and the painting by Graham Sutherland. Great inside and beautiful gardens too. Free admission, quite unusual; very friendly and helpful staff.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

With so many Cathedrals in the UK charging an entry fee, (and in some cases a large one!), I approached the entrance to this beautiful Cathedral with some dread, only to find to my delight that they do not charge to enter! The interior is stunning with lots of useful information boards and to complete the sense of being in... More

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I live near Canterbury so I was quite surprised at how small this cathedral is, compared to Canterbury. It's in the centre of the town so it's a good location if you don't want to eat at their café, which is quite expensive. Admission is FREE. Which means that you save some money. All in all a good day out.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

So much to see here. Inside early to the left is a memorial to a one time local MP killed by Stephenson's Rocket. There is a striking Chagall-designed window. The story of the fall of the tower in the 19th century has its own display. Every corner has something interesting or surprising. And if a choir is practising you'll experience... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Recent art combined with ancient art appealed to me. We had hoped to see the peregrines but arrived too late inthe year.

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Chichester Cathedral must be one of the most stunning Cathedrals in the Country. We were greeted as we entered by some lay members of the clergy who were most welcoming. The Cathedral is stunning in its simplicity and is well situated in the centre of Chichester. Magnificent organ, which has recently been restored and the beautiful Marc Chagall Stained Glass... More

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Thames Ditton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Very interesting and beautiful old building, and a great quiet place to be after the rush of the city. The altar backing is bright and modern.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

There are many pieces of amazing art in Chichester Cathedral and lots of pieces of history, with a tribute to Holst and other artists.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Loved it! What an unexpected treat. Did not pick up a leaflet and instead was surprised by all it holds. Arundel tomb for lovers of Larkin, Holst's grave, Chagall window; every corner brings something moving. We easily spent more than an hour there.

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