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Local Attractions

Our guide to the local area

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Open – All year round
Nestled in 40 acres of beautiful Countryside the Weald and Downland Living Museum is a very special place to wander amongst a fascinating collection of more than 50 historic buildings.

Take a look at  a working Tudor Kitchen, farm animals, woodland walks, a working water mill and a picturesque mill pond.


Open – All year round
The Kings Theatre is a spectacular building, rich with history and a wealth of nostalgic delights.

The Kings was a vision brought to Southsea by a man named John Waters Boughton. He had plans to build the theatre and employed young architect Frank Matchem to create his dream. Today the theatre plays host to a wide variety of shows from ballet to opera, and comedy to music concerts. For those intrigued in its history there are behind the scenes historical theatre tours the first Saturday of each month.

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Open – All year round
Soaring 170 meters above Portsmouth Harbour and the Solent, the Spinnaker Tower is taller than the London Eye, Blackpool Tower and Big Ben, and has already established itself as a national icon for Britain.

A world class visitor attraction, the much-admired, elegant viewing Tower stands proud over one of the most fascinating seascapes in the world. Situated on the waterfront at Gunwharf Quays, it offers amazing 350º panoramic views of Portsmouth Harbour, the South coast and the Isle of Wight, with views stretching out for up to 23 miles – breathtaking by day and a glittering sea of lights by night.


Open – All year round
Visit the world famous historic ships at the home of the Royal Navy. Go aboard HMS Victory, and HMS Warrior 1860 for the best day out in the South of England.

Portsmouth Harbour’s leading attraction also includes the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Action Stations and Harbour Tours. The Historic Dockyard is a great place to experience 800 years of naval history surrounded by working docks and historic buildings.

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Fishbourne Roman Palace


Open – Daily from February to November, open most Saturdays and Sundays in December & January
Fishbourne Roman Palace was discovered by accident during the digging of a water main trench in 1960. The discovery led to nine seasons of excavations that showed the site had developed from a military base at the time of the Roman invasion in AD43 to a sumptuous Palace by the end of the first century.




Open - All year round

For 900 years Chichester Cathedral has welcomed visitors through its doors – worshippers, seekers, tourists, people of all faiths and none.

People visit cathedrals for all sorts of reasons. Whatever has brought you to Chichester, you are welcome to a place where people have brought their joys and their sorrows for 900 years.



Open – All year round Tuesday – Sunday

Located in the heart of historic Chichester on the South Coast, Pallant House Gallery is a unique combination of a Grade One Listed Queen Anne townhouse and an award winning contemporary extension.

It holds one of the most significant collections of Modern British Art in the country and presents a regularly changing programme of internationally-imported exhibitions. Regular guided tours provide an introduction to the stories behind the artworks and a full programme of events interpret the permanent Collection.



Open – All year round

The duty of Chichester Harbour Conservancy is the conservancy, maintenance and improvement of the Harbour and the Amenity Area for recreation and leisure, nature conservation and the natural beauty.

The Conservancy also acts as the Joint Advisory Committee for the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The conservancy runs a programme of events which show off the Harbour whilst preserving the habitats of our local wildlife.

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