Chichester is well placed for enjoying the beautiful countryside of the South Downs National Park and the Chichester Harbour AONB. For beaches, West Wittering is a popular area for swimming. For those who prefer to take to the water, there are several sailing villages including Itchenor and Bosham, along with Chichester Harbour. Within the city, Priory Park and the Litten Gardens offer green spaces for dog walking.
Architecture and property
There is a diverse mix of property in Chichester, ranging from grand period properties around the North, East, South and West Pallant within the city’s ancient walls, to modern properties including contemporary houses and apartments on new developments. The city centre housing is deceptively quiet and close to the best shops and restaurants. The Summersdale area, about a mile north of the centre, is also a popular area with handsome double-fronted Victorian houses. The popular Canal Basin area has stunning apartments with views of the water.