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Bishop's Palace Gardens

West Street, Chichester PO19 1RP, England
+44 1243 534823
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Lovely little hidden gem

I visit on occasion, when it's warm enough, with either friends or just solo to get some work... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tom R
Chichester, United Kingdom
via mobile
A Tranquil Oasis in the City Centre

Originally, the cathedral of Chichester was sited at Selsey, a somewhat remote spot, but in 1075 it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bruce W
Mijas, Spain
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West Street, Chichester PO19 1RP, England
+44 1243 534823
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visit on occasion, when it's warm enough, with either friends or just solo to get some work done. It's a lovely spot, perfect for picnics or just relaxing on the grass. Well kept and never a litter problem typical of places like this.

Thank Tom R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Originally, the cathedral of Chichester was sited at Selsey, a somewhat remote spot, but in 1075 it was decided to relocate it within the administrative capital of Chichester, or Noviomagus as the Romans called it. The Cathedral and housing for its officials occupied the major...More

Thank Bruce W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These secluded gardens just behind the Cathedral are well worth seeking out. Peaceful, well-tended, colourful. Amazing views of the Cathedral, photographers would love it. Access to city walls from within the gardens. Beautiful.

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have often picnicked here, it is great for the kids to run about and the adults can relax either take a rug or use one of the nice benches.

Thank L14916
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth a visit and a delight to walk around. Very impressed with the planting and the maintenance. Can't recommend these gardens enough!

Thank Trangmard
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautifully tranquil gardens secreted in the middle of Chichester, next to the cathedral. Lovingly tended, with plenty of benches and seating areas. Highly recommended...

Thank Airmilesman
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Hidden behind the Cathedral, but accessible from Avenue de Chartes, this is a delightful place for a picnic. Some benches provided.

Thank DeBrett66
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I wouldn't have known about these gardens if it wasn't for Trip Advisor. It is tucked away behind the cathedral, a real peaceful and serene place. It was free to enter, one information board on the way in, other than that it is free to...More

Thank Laura_xoxo1
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Had a lovely family picnic on the freshly cut grass children loved it....Flowers blooming and sun out.... Green all around the trees stop any traffic noise... From now until September this is an ideal spot to get away from the rush and yet still close...More

Thank Hammersmithwhite45
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This is such a lovely place to come and read a book or have lunch. There are plenty of benches and lots of shade.

Thank Flossyhn
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Kim B
Hi, can you access this place down Cannon Lane please? thank you.
7 February 2017|
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Response from WMIM | Reviewed this property |
Yes, that is the way to enter. We took St. Richard's Walk from the Cathedral cloisters, turned right at Canon Lane and you cannot miss the entrance to the gardens. If you are getting there by car I think there is on-street... More
Linda G
Is there a car park
17 September 2016|
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Response from JuneM52 | Reviewed this property |
so sorry been away so only just seen this - parking is difficult in chi. but there is a multi storey not too far to the south of the roman wall around the gardens
Jean C
Does the gardens have wheelchairs for use to go around the gardens? My mother-in-law is 73 and has limited mobility. Many thanks. Jean
13 July 2016|
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Response from cjslaterhot77 | Reviewed this property |
No wheelchairs to use. You'll need to take tooth own or stop at the shop mobility shop and rent one. These gardens are open gates to the public