Chichester self-catering holiday accommodation is located in and near a city in West Sussex, not far from the coast and featuring a number of important historical buildings. Here you’ll also be within a short drive from the city of Portsmouth.
One of the most famous attractions found close to Chichester holiday rentals is the cathedral, which dates to the 11th Century and has the distinction of being the only English cathedral that can be seen from the sea. Another interesting aspect of the building is its separate bell-tower, which is unique for its period. The cathedral is free to enter, and there are guided tours on offer. The city was an important Roman stronghold 2,000 years ago, and close to The Hornet you’ll be able to visit the site of the amphitheatre, which has left an indentation on the landscape. The historic city walls can still be seen, and a popular activity is to walk the perimeter of the city.
Within a short drive of self-catering accommodation in Chichester are South Downs, rolling chalk hills that serve as a fantastic setting for walks or bike rides. It’s the site of England’s newest national park that stretches along a portion of the coast and offers some impressive scenery. Meanwhile the town of Arundel is little more than a 15-minute drive from holiday rentals in Chichester and is known for its medieval architecture, with a stunning castle that stands in an excellent state of preservation. The streets of the town are lined with historic buildings, and the banks of the River Arun would be an excellent spot for a walk in the summer months.
Less than half an hour west of Chichester holiday accommodation is the city of Portsmouth, which has long been associated with seafaring and navy tradition. The Historic Dockyard is where you’ll be able to see a variety of historic ships, while the Spinnaker Tower is a recent and highly distinctive landmark, offering impressive views across the harbour.
Visiting Chichester holiday rentals you can expect mild weather for most of the year. Winters tend to be cool, with some cold snaps occuring between December and February. Spring and Autumn weather is mild and changeable, while summers are usually pleasantly warm and sunny here.
There are a number of airports within driving distance of self-catering accommodation in Chichester. Southampton Airport (SOU) is around 45 minutes away and offers connections to a handful of UK and European destinations, while London Gatwick (LGW) is just over an hour to the northeast and is served by a host of major international airlines.