The Guildhall, Chichester

After breakfast we went to the Cathedral to see if we could purchase a guide book because the shop did not open until later in the morning. When we got there the information desk was in the process of being set up ready for the day. Mr C didn’t want to linger so we took the short walk to the Guildhall in order to take some photographs.

By the time we had finished the Cathedral shop was open. We couldn’t see any guide books on display so we asked the assistant if there was one. He said there wasn’t a specific guidebook but we could purchase several books on different aspects of the Cathedral or we could have some collated, photocopied fact sheets on various Cathedral features; I opted for the latter.

Roman Mosaics

Fishbourne Palace Formal Gardens

Next we visited the Roman Remains of Fishbourne Palace which were simply excellent. There was a small museum, a large collection of floor mosaics as well as formal and plant gardens.

Roman Platter

Before we left, we thought it would be fun to lunch on the Roman Platter which included chunky olive bread, hummus, olives, feta cheese and salad. Amply sufficed we made our way to West Dean Gardens, which were especially delightful in the sunny weather.

After wandering round the gardens we stopped for a drink and I had a piece of cake. As we were about to leave Mr C realised that he had lost his spectacles. He checked with both places we had visited but unfortunately they had not been handed in at either place.

West Dean Gardens

We dined in Brasserie Blanc for the second time and found that the restaurant had a particularly lively and enjoyable atmosphere that evening. Earlier in the day Mr C bought a magnifying glass as a temporary measure to do the job of his lost spectacles. Whilst we were in the restaurant it fell out of his pocket onto to the hard flooring, causing the glass to crack but, luckily not to break.

We returned to the Park pub which was even more lively than it had been the night before. We wished we had found this pub earlier in the week.

8 Comments CherryPie on Jul 14th 2018

8 Responses to “Kent & Chichester – Day Eight”

  1. Alan says:

    Soeey to hear about Mr C’s spectacles. It sounds, though, that he can enjoy these fien fine sites without them. I’m surprised that the Cathedral did not have a complete guide book.

  2. The Roman Platter looks really delicious. Will read back through your posts now – it looks as though you had a wonderful holiday.

  3. ....peter says:

    you have some wonderful pictures in this presentation Cherie… i like the lunch:-)

    • CherryPie says:

      Thank you Peter, I particularly like the first photo. I had climbed to the top of a steep slope which I found difficult as I got to the top. I enjoyed the viewpoint from the top but wondered how I was going to descend without injuring myself!

  4. Fishbourne is literally next to Bosham. ;)