Chichester's Secret Garden

Steeped in history, Chichester’s city centre has lots to offer the explorer to checks around every corner and takes every path or passage way just to see what’s there. The Cathedral grounds dominate the historic quarter and most of them are open to visitors, including a hidden gem, Bishop’s Palace Gardens. Nestled within the old city walls, the gardens are secluded and benefit of the backdrop of the Cathedral soaring spire. In recent years the gardens have been restored by the Friends of Bishop's Palace Garden have worked closely with the council to develop the project. Water features, new...
Posted on September 05th 2018Category: Blog

Afternoon Tea week - where will you have yours?

Is there a more British thing to do than to take afternoon tea? And where better to take it than in Chichester, one of the South's most beautiful and historic cities. Afternoon tea was invented by Anna, seventh Duchess of Bedford when she was a little peckish one afternoon during the long break between lunch and dinner. She ask for some bread and butter, tea andcake to be bought to her room. It became a habit, and she began intiving her friends to join her for 'Afternoon Tea'. This week is national Afternoon Tea Week, so why not try out some of Chichester's offerings: Patisseria Valerie Why...
Posted on August 15th 2018Category: Blog

A history of Goodwood Racecourse

Racing season is upon us and ‘Glorious Goodwood’ is getting underway this week. Goodwood racecourse, nestled on the edge of the South Downs just north of Chichester, has been established for over 200 years. Known as the sport of kings, the Duke of Richmond introduced the course to the estate for the benefit of the officers of the Sussex Militia,, or which he was Colonel, in 1802. The course was originally known at ‘The Harroway’ and is renowned as the World’s most beautiful racecourse. We can certainly see why! With the South Downs as its backdrop, the course is set in rolling countryside. To...
Posted on July 29th 2018Category: Blog

School's Out!

This summer Chichester has plenty to keen your little people busy. Prise them from the paddling pool and stretch their minds and their legs at some of the many events and activities planned across the disctrict this summer. Here are a few that we've highlighted in our diary: Have a Go at Archaeology Budding archaeologist at home? Get them down to the Fishbourne Roman Palace from 24th July to 3rd August for fun whilst learning in a beautiful setting. Find out more Petworth House Costumed Encounters An insight into ‘below stairs’ in the early 1800s and learn more about Georgian servant life...
Posted on July 16th 2018Category: Blog

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