One of the most charming and stylish cities on the South Coast, Chichester combines all the attractions of a thriving urban centre with the rural delights of West Sussex. Just a short train ride from London, Chichester is ideally placed for exploring the glorious coastline and the stunning surrounding countryside of the South Downs.
Adding to Chichester's atmosphere of elegance and sophistication is Goodwood Racecourse. One of the world's great racecourses, with expansive views across the Downs towards the Solent, Goodwood is a picturesque gem. Even if you're not there for the horses, there are regular concerts, the annual Festival of Speed and one of best theatres outside of London. The Chichester Festival Theatre has seen countless stars and big West End shows appear on its bill, with an annual programme of theatre, comedy and special events (culminating in the Chichester Festival).