The City of Chichester
Chichester is a historic city surrounded by Roman walls which date back almost 2000 years. Set in the beautiful county of West Sussex, Chichester was a significant settlement during Anglo-Saxon times and is home to a monumental cathedral dating from the 12th century.
Chichester is the home to impressive theatres, art galleries, nearby coastal attractions and the local university’s vibrant student community!
Locals refer to Chichester as “Chi”, and Chi has useful amenities for all, such as railway stations, reachable medical and hospital services, museums, shops and more.
Chichester is a picturesque city; its people are friendly, and its charm stems from elegant Georgian buildings that line the streets. The four main streets (North, East, South and West Streets) join at the landmark of the Market Cross. The main street, North Street, is pedestrianised with plenty of outdoor cafes and restaurants, perfect for those who want to sit and soak up the atmosphere in the summer.
The city offers ample shopping facilities and is home to the famous Novium Museum, with impressive exhibits and artefacts dating back thousands of years. Chichester is a popular tourist destination known for its safe and friendly community, featuring a large student population from both Chichester College and the University of Chichester.
Visitors can enjoy the wealth of green parks and public gardens, perfect for picnics, walks or photography. The local countryside is stunning and much loved by visitors and residents alike. There are many sights and places to explore around Chichester, with regular bus and train connections to local towns, beaches and cities further away.
Chichester is a small city full of history, beautiful sights and green open spaces. Below are some places you can explore while studying at Chichester College as an international student.
Population: 27, 795 (2011 Census)
London: 1 hour, 42 minutes. There are approximately 34 trains per day
Brighton: 1 hour, about 42 trains per day
Heathrow Airport: 1 hour 30 minutes. We can arrange taxis to and from Heathrow. See Taxi information.
Gatwick Airport: 1 hour and 2 minutes. We can arrange taxis to collect and take students to Gatwick. See Taxi Information
West Wittering Beach, Arundel Castle, Kingly Vale and Fishbourne Roman Palace are all within easy reach from our college. Choose our summer school and take advantage of the chance to experience these natural splendours, historical sites and much more.
Chichester’s history spans the Roman, Viking, Saxon and Norman eras. You can see it today through Chichester’s 11th-century cathedral, historical monuments and Roman architecture.
Art & Culture
Offering a wealth of galleries, playhouses and a dynamic social scene, Chichester has something for everyone. Chichester is the home to many unique attractions, such as the Goodwood House and Racecourse, Tangmere Aviation Museum and much more!
Chichester has something for everyone, combining a safe, thriving urban centre with the rural splendour of West Sussex. Chichester College is a short ten-minute walk from the very centre of town and a similar distance from the Train Station, where you can explore the rest of the UK.