From the splendour of Arundel Castle and the Roman City of Chichester to stunning countryside and coastal routes the area offers something for all visitors

Chichester City Walls

It is 1800 years since the walls and gates were first built around the Roman town of Noviomagus Reginorum.
Today they are the most intact circuit of Roman town defenses in Southern England. More than 80% of the original structure has withstood the test of time and virtually the whole of the circuit is publicly accessible.
The distance around is one and a half miles (2.4 kilometers) and you can take a leisurely stroll around them in less than an hour.

Getting started The intimate scale of the city makes it easy to explore. A good starting place is the Market Cross in the city centre. From here follow one of the four main streets to the City Walls Trail. The Trail is just a mile and half in length so
the whole circuit can be explored at a leisurely pace. Pavement markers and fingerposts will help you stay on the Trail and information panels illustrate the history of the Walls over the past 1800 years.

A souvenir guidebook is available from The Novium. It delves further into the history of the Walls and explains how significant events have shaped the city we see today.

A comprehensive account of the history and archaeology of the walls is also available.

2000 years ago the Romans founded the market town Noviomagus Reginorum. Today we call it Chichester. For protection and to demonstrate civic pride the Romans built walls around the town including four gateways to control access and trade.

At the top of the walls, a tree-lined trail encircles the historic heart of the city offering fine views and passing through award winning parks. Follow the trail and you’ll see Chichester from an entirely different perspective.

Roman City Walls

Chichester Cathedral
Chichester City Walls
Arundel Castle
Goodwood House
Uppark House
St Johns Chapel
Petworth House
Boxgrove Priory

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