The Market Cross

After breakfast we called into Waterstones so that Mr C could pick up the latest book in a series that he is reading. After that he had to join a work teleconference for an hour or so. Whilst he was doing this I walked around Chichester photographing things I had seen whilst we were sussing out restaurants.

Chichester Cathedral

We met at Cloisters Cafe before heading to the Cathedral, only to find that a university graduation ceremony was about to start. We decided to visit the Cathedral later in the day and headed, instead to the Novium, which is a museum that houses the remains of Roman Baths and artefacts as well as a display on smuggling. There was also a temporary exhibition (on tour from the V&A) about the history of board games. As a board gaming lady I found the display interesting and nostalgic with games old and new.

Lunch was in the Chichester Cafe which is one of a few run by the Real Eating Company. The food they serve is nice and fresh and a little different. I opted for a hummus, beetroot and mozzarella toastie with salad leaves, beetroot and carrot; it was delicious.

Pallant House Gallery

After lunch we headed to the Pallant House Gallery where two birds looking like dodos sit atop pillars to the main entrance. They are in fact ostriches, which are from the crest of the Peckhams for whom the house was originally built. Pallant House is home to a collection of modern British art. The gallery also has a programme of temporary exhibitions, the current one being ‘Virginia Woolf: an exhibition inspired by her writings’. It would be fair to say that I enjoyed the gallery more that Mr C did.

Chichester Cathedral

Following our visit to the gallery we sat outside a small cafe, soaking up the rays with a glass of wine before returning to the Cathedral. We enjoyed the Cathedral and it had some interesting art. As we arrived one of the stewards mentioned to us a piece of modern art that was currently being displayed in the Cathedral. When I picked up the leaflet to find out what it was supposed to be I noticed that there were other pieces of art both inside and outside the Cathedral. I had seen the artwork that was outside earlier in the day and had mistaken one for a billboard frame and the other as being something to do with the roof renovations.

Chichester Cathedral from Canon Lane

We relaxed in our room before dining in the Jetty in the Harbour Hotel. I chose Haddock and Chips which was delicious. Before returning to the B&B we went to a nearby pub called The Park, which was bustling with people, although most of them were outside due to the glorious weather.

8 Comments CherryPie on Jul 13th 2018

8 Responses to “Kent & Chichester – Day Seven”

  1. I’ve never been to Chichester, but it looks wonderful. I’ll have to add it to my list of places to visit :)

  2. I’ve never visited Chichester either but it looks superb and I would love to see the Cathedral.

  3. The Yum List says:

    I love the light streaming in the window in your second photo.

  4. Ha ha…. Do you not like this cathedral?
    I thought it was good :)
    OK, then you should visit Norwich.

    • CherryPie says:

      I did not dislike the Cathedral, but my experience of it did not inspire me to visit again…

      On the other hand Winchester, in particular draws me back to it. I feel the need to visit that Cathedral again…