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Lovely place to visit

I enjoyed pottering around the cathedral, nothing particularly remarkable, but a pleasant place to... read more

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Lydbrook, United Kingdom
Sung Eucharist

11am Service . Fully printed Service Sheet provided which included music notations. Wonderful... read more

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Reviewed July 16, 2013

We visited Chichester in June of this year and after parking, (not expensive) we headed to the Cathedral. It is a beautiful Norman building, with fine vaulting arches and stained glass. It hosts a glorious combination of the old, with Romanesque sculptures alongside modern tapestries by Piper, painting by Sutherland and the glorious stained glass window by Chagall. I would allow a couple of hours to visit because there is a great deal of history and of course the wonderful cloister cafe where it is essential to take coffee and cake.

The real joy for us visiting at this time of year is the fact that the RSPB supported by the Cathedral, have a marquee and webcam based in the cloister gardens. Peregrines come every year to nest and raise their chicks - this year the female had a new mate and there were three chicks. They know they are safe in the turrets of this great building. We spent an hour in the garden drinking coffee and watching these wonderful birds.

It is free to enter, and really worth a visit. Lastly, it offers a great sense of peace and tranquillity.

Thank Blossomcat41
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

The cathedral is definitely a plus side to chichester as it is stunning and great for a day out. Visited with the family and then various restaurants in Chichester meant that we were spoiled for choice for food! Great day and will do again soon!

Thank Richard S
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

This Norman cathedral is beautiful in the simplicity of its architecture. Entry is free and it is most relaxing to wander the nave and aisles looking up at the harmony of the arches, vaulting and stained glass windows and, at ground level, pausing at the fine Romanesque sculptures of Lazarus and Christ and the Roman mosaics visible beneath glass on the floor. The most notable stained glass window, for us, was the very bright colorful Chagall window based on Psalm 150.
Construction of the cathedral began in 1076, only ten years after William the Conqueror established his kingdom in England.
The cathedral close is located on West Street, just off Market Square. The city of Chichester itself is quiet attractive and it is pleasant to stroll up the main streets branching off from the Market Cross, lined with Georgian buildings containing attractive shops and pubs.

Thank Roamin88
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Worth the walk to the cathedral, and spending time taking in a bit of history. Plan to spend at least 1/2 an hour inside, or more if you want to fully experience and read the history.

Thank bgleslie
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Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

A very old cathedral with free entry, pretty gardens and ground. Totally dominates the town centre. Worth a visit.

Thank Mintyburble
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