Chichester Cathedral & Gardens

Tucked away serenely between the southern fringe of the Cathedral and the City Walls, one discovers the exquisite Bishop’s Palace Gardens, a meticulously tended public park overseen by the city.

This verdant sanctuary, discreetly nestled in the heart of Chichester, has a rich history dating back to 1147-1148 and has recently undergone significant revitalization. The addition of charming water features, inviting seating areas, and a delightful pergola walk, combined with enhanced accessibility and the creation of a garden space that fosters wildlife, culminate in an idyllic haven for relaxation.

A Hidden Oasis Within a Bustling Town

Open from 8am until dusk, this delightful garden is conveniently located just a brief stroll away from the Cathedral, beckoning visitors to immerse themselves in its tranquil ambiance.


The cathedral has a rich history, having been extensively restored and renovated over the centuries. It is known for its beautiful interior, including the stunning Arundel Tomb, which is the final resting place of the 14th-century nobleman Richard FitzAlan and his wife Eleanor of Lancaster. The cathedral also hosts a range of events, concerts, and services throughout the year, making it a vibrant cultural and religious hub.

While the cathedral itself is a magnificent structure, the grounds surrounding it also hold great appeal. The cathedral is set in a beautifully landscaped close, which is a peaceful and picturesque area.


The White Horse is approximately 15 minutes from Chicester Cathedral. Here are some directions:

Head south-west towards B2141

Turn left onto B2141 for three and a half miles

Next, turn right onto Midhurst Road/A286
Continue to follow A286

At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Lavant Rd/A286
Continue to follow A286

Slight left onto Orchard St/A286

Take Chapel St to West St

Turn left onto Orchard St

Continue onto Chapel St

Chapel Street turns right and becomes West Street

The White Horse will be on your left.