Chichester is a stunning city to visit at Christmas. From it's festive Christmas markets, to its brand new ice skating rink, there are loads of reasons why Chichester should be on your to-visit list this season.

Here's a few reasons why are staff at the Chichester store think you'll love to visit Chichester this Christmas. 

Fun Fact

Chichester cathedral is a nesting site for peregrine falcons, which use a crenellated turret at the base of the spire. Three female and one male chicks were hatched in April 2009.

Things to see

The Cathedral is a must see for anyone visiting Chichester. We also have a lot of lovely parks, including Priory Park. The Novium Museum; opened in 2012, The Novium Museum is Chichester District's award-winning museum. The museum is free for people to visit, and is located in Tower Street, close to the cathedral and just opposite Chichester Library. If art is your things, then you must make sure that you visit Pallant House Gallery. This year we also have a brand new ice skating rink for the Christmas period! CHiCE is located in the beautiful Priory Park and is open until January 6th, a great day out with the kids!

Eat & Drink

There are a few places locally that our shop staff love. Coffee Lab are an indie coffee specialists and they make amazing coffee! We also like Bearded Bob's Gelato and Coffee Emporium on North street. If you like your craft beers, then Hornet Alehouse, Chichester’s first micro pub is a must-visit. They serve a selection of craft beers, cask ales, real cider and fine wines. If you’re feeling hungry, make sure you don’t miss out on a trip to Turner's Pies. They make award winning local pies, originally starting out in Bognor Regis they’ve been a local favourite since 1933.

Love Local

Of course we’d suggest that you come and visit us, your local chocolate company! But there are a few other special places we think you’ll really enjoy. Draper's Yard has many independent craft businesses that you don’t want to miss out visiting. They have everything in there from ‘Scissor Head’, a local hair salon to ‘The Hampshire Real Bread Co’. Make sure you don’t miss out on Chichester Christmas Market this year. It runs from 8th-16th December, every Thursday for 4 weeks late night shopping from 29.11.18, open until 7.30pm.