22 Jan 2016

Abbie Chic-hester!

Abbie Chic-hester!

I have so far shared a lot of things that I love, and I thought I should share something a bit more personal. And I thought I would do a shout out to the town (or is it city, I never know, should Google that!) that I live in.

For those who aren't familiar with the south eastern coast of England, you have several key towns, Brighton being one of them. Chichester is just over 30 miles west of Brighton.
It sits 7 miles north of the coast and has a lot of Roman history. In the centre of Chichester sits a Cathedral, which is famed for it's bell tower being a separate building to the Cathedral.
The Cathedral taken from Bishop Palace Gardens
In the dead centre of Chichester is what is called the town Cross, which is large stone monument, which has a clock face on either side and has seating all the way round the inside. This has sat in the centre of Chichester since the 1400's and is still used to this day as a meeting point.

Around the outskirts of Chichester are lot's of picturesque villages, along with a canal, leading to the harbour, which leads out to the English Channel.
View from the Canal
Butterfly sculpture beside the Canal


Dan and myself going back in time
Also famous to the area is Goodwood House and race circuit, both for motor and horse racing. Every year the Earl of March, who owns the house and the surrounding land, opens it up to the public for various events, such as the Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival.
I have been to both, and if you ever get the chance to go, I would encourage you to. FOS is more for the petrol heads and for those wanting to get right up close to some modern day icons in the motor racing world. Goodwood Revival is fantastic to go to, as it is based around the 1920's-1950's and all visitors are encouraged to dress in vintage clothing to replicate an era from those decades. There are lots of classic old cars and even an vintage Tesco store!

Vintage fun fair at Revival
Myself at Goodwood Revival 2014

Chichester is a pretty town with cobbled streets and surrounded in lot's of history. The Novium museum is also worth a visit, as they have uncovered the remains of Roman baths and buildings right under the museum floor, all on display. It also houses lots of other historic artefacts from across the ages.

And I mustn't hasten to add that Chichester also has lots of lovely shops, both well known brands and smaller independent retailers.
One of my fav pick me up eateries, The West Cornwall Pasty Co

Pretty cakes in Waitrose

What's better then one cup of tea? An additional free cup of tea!

One of my FAV shops, Cath Kidston

Coming soon is an TK Maxx and I would ultimately love a Pret A Manger to come to Chichester. I can only dream.
Pret-ty please come to me!
Anyway, I would love to hear what is great about your town. Let me know below!

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