Chichester Area Guide

A TAUK guide to living in Chichester, West Sussex

What is it like to live in Chichester?

The picturesque cathedral city of Chichester boasts a thriving art scene, food fun, shopping to die for and streets steeped in history.

As most towns with the suffix “Chester” – derived from the Saxon word “Ceastre”, used to denote a lowland fort or defended town – Chichester was once the Roman encampment site or fortified settlement. Immerse yourself in the city’s ancient history with a visit to Fishbourne Roman Palace and Gardens, Britain’s most significant Roman home.

The impressive Roman life model features a formal garden, planted as it would have been 2,000 years ago, and a vegetable garden that provides a glimpse into the Roman diet. Inside the most extensive collection of mosaics in the UK, thought to be laid AD75-80, making them some of the most ancient examples of their kind.

The spectacular Chichester Cathedral holds clues about the city’s past.

Chichester cathedral

Built after the Norman conquest of 1066 but subjected to much rebuilding due to multiple fires, the beautiful church has many historical features.

One of these is two huge oak panels painted by Lambert Barnard, depicting King Henry VIII confirming Bishop Robert Sherburne (who commissioned the painting, incidentally) as bishop. It is an actual example of Tudor propaganda produced in 1530.

The are some brilliant restaurants in Chichester for food lovers, here are just a few.

  • Reina Kitchen Meze and Bar: A highly-rated local favourite serving classic Turkish dishes
    Arties Kitchen: Hot & cold small plates & sangria are the specialities of this cosy, bi-level Spanish eatery.
  • Viento De Levante: Great tapas dishes including vegetarian, meat and fish dishes, so there is something for every taste!
  • Field & Fork: Intimate option for seasonal à la carte and set menus, afternoon tea & pre-theatre dining.

For more information on the Chichester housing market, contact one of our West Sussex estate agents.


Chichester is a cathedral city in West Sussex, in South-East England. It is the only city in West Sussex and is its county town.

It has a long history as a settlement from Roman times and was influential in Anglo-Saxon times.

It is the seat of the Church of England Diocese of Chichester, with a 12th-century cathedral.

Meet our estate agents for Chichester

Our estate agents are on hand to help with your property search in Chichester, West Sussex.

Whether you need property information or help to find a new home, our estate agents have unrivalled local knowledge of the West Sussex region. for selling and buying property and are more than happy to guide you through the process.

We have many properties listed for sale across the county, from country houses and cottages to apartments in town and village locations.

Whether you are looking to buy or rent a property, our team of experts can offer advice and guidance on the local area and housing.

Property for sale in Chichester

Below is a selection of properties for sale in Chichester.

If you are interested in any of the listed properties, contact one of our estate agents specialising in Chichester.

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