Packed with history and culture and boasting beautiful countryside and seascapes, trips to Chichester certainly won't disappoint...
Located in West Sussex, the historic city of Chichester has a fantastic mixture of attractions and things to do. If you want to take advantage of being close to many fantastic surrounding areas, car rental in Chichester couldn't be easier. Simply pre-book online to make sure you get the best price and then pick up from downtown locations.
Those interested in culture might like to take a trip to the unique Cass Sculpture Foundation. This showcases more than 80 pieces of sculpture by British and international artists such as Anthony Gormley and David Brooks. It is set in 26 acres of woodland and is an interesting day out for all the family.
Located in the heart of the city is the 900 year old Chichester Cathedral. Displaying fantastic architecture, medieval carvings and impressive art, it is well worth a visit. Art enthusiasts may also like to visit Pallant House Gallery which houses 20th century art. Visitors here can enjoy talks, workshops and tours.
To the south of the city you will find some fantastic beaches such as Selsey. This is a great day out for families where kids can build sandcastles and mums and dads can flop on the sand. You'll be able to enjoy an impressive array of seafood in the many restaurants and waterfront pubs - be sure to try the famous Selsey crab during your visit.
Whether it's a day on the beach, a hike in the countryside or an amble around a quaint village, Chichester car hire will give you easy access to superb nearby destinations...
Travelling north of the city for 30 minutes will bring you to the South Downs National Park. This area covers around 1,600km and presents you with a diverse landscape of rolling hills, traditional villages and ancient forests. A great way to discover this beautiful landscape is by taking to the 160km South Downs Way where you will pass through picturesque scenery and be able to spot a variety of wildlife.
For a traditional family trip to the seaside, Bognor Regis is located just 15 minutes away. With a safe beach ideal for kids, they'll love playing on the sandy stretches and paddling in the sea. The Green Flag Hotham Park here is also a fun day out and has a miniature railway, boating lake and many picnic spots.
Alternatively, you may want to take a trip to the waterfront city of Portsmouth. Taking around half an hour to reach, you can enjoy great shopping, eateries and nightlife, as well as historical and cultural attractions.