Chichester Cathedral

Chichester Cathedral

Chichester Cathedral
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites • Art Museums • Churches & Cathedrals
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
This magnificent Cathedral has stood at the centre of Chichester for over 900 years. With unique architecture from each century of its life, this Cathedral is both ancient and modern, where original medieval features sit alongside world famous contemporary artworks. Chichester Cathedral is open every day from 10.00am - 4.00pm. We have made a number of changes to ensure that you can visit our historic site safely. Measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19 include the provision of hand sanitiser stations, an enhanced cleaning regime and all Cathedral staff and volunteers will be wearing face masks. We are also delivering a revised schedule of services. Further details about attending for public worship can be found on our website.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
What is Travelers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Popular mentions

4.5
2,087 reviews
Excellent
1,438
Very good
565
Average
70
Poor
12
Terrible
2

Geoff Allan
Sandown, UK12 contributions
Cathedral getting back to normal - impressive nave, empty of chairs
Jul 2021
Well worth calling into the Cathedral - not so many people, so plenty of time to appreciate the wonderful architecture and stained glass. Free to visit when we came, but easy to make donation with the contactless payment terminals.
Written July 15, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

John H
4 contributions
Inept and complacent management
Jul 2021
Just visited today, some lovely lady volunteers, I complemented them on it being free entry still and they advised there were possible plans to charge in future.

The coffee shop has closed it appears permanently nothing to do with CoVid and likely to. E turned into residential letting. The main gift shop is closed it appears permanently and there is supposed to be a smaller one in the cathedral, a lady volunteer kindly checked and guess what at 14.30 on a Tuesday afternoon in July that was closed as well

There was work being done on the roof and the usual begging notes next to it for contributions, funny how one of the biggest landowners in the country with a bishops palace and magnificent deanery never seems to have enough money.

Maybe if the management got their act together and ran the place with any kind of commercial acumen then they might not be in the position of begging for money for the roof. The gardens are beautiful, but run by the council not the diocese and finally to add insult the high alter and behind it facing the lady chapel were covered in horrid modern art tapestries. Fine in somewhere like Coventry or Guildford Cathedrals but totally out if keeping with a Gothic/Romanesque building.

Diocese management go to Sheffield Cathedral and see how gift shop and coffee shop are key draws to make money and get community gathering together, and are largely run by volunteers with very few overheads.

Chichester Cathedral appears run by complacent,arrogant, out of touch individuals with zero business sense who don’t want to dirty their hands with such commercial matters and would rather impose their appalling modern art on us.
Written July 13, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

JVR77
St. Albans, UK116 contributions
Lovely volunteers
Jun 2021
Chichester is not the most beautiful cathedral we've ever visited but it has some very attractive features and is well worth a visit. We loved the Chagall window and it was good to see the Arundel Tomb, having known the Larkin poem for years. I think what impressed us most and made the visit a really enjoyable experience was the volunteer guides, who were delightfully friendly and very knowledgeable.
Written July 4, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

LeicesterFoxesFC
Stapleford, UK79 contributions
Very interesting
Jun 2021
A lovely cathedral. people on hand to explain anything you need to know. Excellent stain glass windows but not sure about the modern tapestry on the altar.
Written June 25, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

anthonyl994
Sheffield53 contributions
Lovely charming cathedral.
Jun 2021
Beautiful cathedral that will calm you in these troubled times.
Covid precautions were good and information was ready available about the history of the cathedral.
Written June 16, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Charlie D
Plymouth, UK91 contributions
Lovely historic building and a great guide.
Jun 2021
We were here on holiday and thoroughly enjoyed our look around the cathedral. We were invited to join a free guided tour and I cannot speak more highly of our guide. He showed us so many things we wouldn't have noticed otherwise. He clearly loved the cathedral and it showed. After his tour, we went back again to look at the things he had shown us. Well recommended.
Written June 16, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

loveseelondon
99 contributions
Beautiful
Jun 2021
Was here on a day trip. Will stay longer next time. Worth a visit. Take time to explore the surroundings too
Written June 14, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

bparkercars
Yateley, UK1,192 contributions
Lovely cathedral.
Jun 2021
Beautiful architecture, a lovely cathedral. Unfortunately at present, one view is spoilt by buildings for the roof repair but hopefully this will be completed soon and return to it's former glory.
Written June 7, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Brosfan19
Bristol, England, United Kingdom59 contributions
Worth waiting to see the Peregrines
May 2021
The Catherdral is beautiful and the modern stained glass window and wall hanging were particularly nice to see. The staff inside are also friendly and helpful. Highlight was though after leaving the Cathedral itself and seeing the peregrines flying over head and perching on the spire. Worth hanging round to spot them.
Written June 1, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Bluebellplasnewydd
Cardiff, UK1,276 contributions
Our history
May 2021
The cathedral is an important part of English heritage and should not be missed on any trip to Chichester. Entrance is free although there are opportunities to use your credit card for donations. The staff, which I assume are volunteers, efficiently manage the Covid precautions and are full of information. Try and read the tombstones on the floor and also marvel at the stained glass windows. There are also cloisters outside that are worth a visit. One of the great cathedrals of the country.
Written May 29, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 1,994
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Chichester Cathedral

Chichester Cathedral is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM