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Chichester Cathedral

Cathedral Green, Chichester PO19 1PX, England
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Ranked #1 of 20 attractions in Chichester
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 April 22, 2014 NEW

Warm welcome as we entered the nave, given leaflet highlighting points of interest. Unusually for English cathedrals there is no entrance charge (though of course donations are appreciated).

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Beautiful building. Finding the wooden mice and the stainglass monkey add to the adventure for children and adults! Lovely cafe and garden - usually interesting exhibitions during the year and of course the Osprey who nest on a regular basis.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Amazing building been here many times as I have grown up in chichester and I have had the privilege of seeing in in the snow and it looks beautiful in the snow believe me

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We were offered a tour which took about an hour. Some information on the history of it was introduced. Plenty of artwork is on display and was discussed in some detail. Average mark is purely as i wanted more about the church itself and not recent art.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I like the Cathedral and as I work in Chi it is lovely to go and sit in the peace of the Church itself; it is also very interesting to look around and they usually have exhibitions on too; if you are lucky you may catch music or the choir; the gardens are beautiful especially the Bishops Garden and they... More

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Carshalton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

You can't beat the quiet beauty of Choral Evensong in an English cathedral and Chichester is no exception. The building is stunning, inside and out, and the staff and clergy are welcoming and charming. The cafe and facilities are good and the Bishops Garden and Cathedral Close are just the best of British!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

If you are in Chichester a visit to the Cathedral is a must. The architecture is really good and inspires a feeling of awe and reverence it really makes you feel humble. Also unlike other cathedrals that I will not mention there is no charge to visit only a donation.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I'm not a Christian, but I have to wonder at the magnificence of this structure. If you visit Chichester, it is a "must see"

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I would seriously recommend a trip inside the Cathedral to any visitors to Chichester. The outside is impressive enough (don't miss the gargoyles and sun dial clock at the back) but inside holds many treasures, including some beautifully modern masterpieces interwoven in the ancient fabric of the building. Definitely worth a look. And it's free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The fantastic cathedral is visible from miles around. It has packed a lot of history under its 900 year old roof and even has some Roman ruins in its foundations! During our visit a choir was practising and it added something extra to the experience with the great acoustics. Very interesting to see the list of Bishops that have served... More

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