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Car hire in Chichester

Car hire in Chichester

Located in West Sussex in the south-east of England, the cathedral city of Chichester has a lot more on offer than you might initially think. You'll find stunning architecture, long sand and pebble beaches, fantastic food and a huge number of activities. Close to Bognor Regis and Portsmouth, hiring a car is the best way to make the most of your time in Chichester.

What I need to know

You can make car hire in Chichester much easier by booking through our site. Not only do we compare deals from all available providers, we show you the total price and what this includes, allowing you to find the right offer for your budget. Booking through us also means you get free cancellation and around-the-clock support.

Where to pick up my car

There is no single location in Chichester to collect your car, which means you'll need to find the provider that has a convenient pick-up point for you. We make this easy for you as our site gives you a map view of the available car hire companies, allowing you to see which is the best option.

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Where to go

As well as Chichester Cathedral, there are numerous places you can go while staying in Chichester. Enjoy the coast by heading to West Wittering Beach or taking a walk along Chichester Harbour. Enjoy green spaces with a picnic at South Downs National Park or at Chichester Canal Basin. You can also take a break at one of the local spas.

Nearby Chichester

Less than half an hour away via the A27 is the city of Portsmouth. The port city is home to a UK naval base and this is evident due to the number of military-themed museums and historical attractions, including Lord Nelson's flagship, the 18th-century HMS Victory. There's also plenty of culture, food and shopping to enjoy in Portsmouth.

Longer drives

For a slightly more relaxed day out beside the seaside, take the M27 and A31 to Poole. This beautiful Dorset town offers stunning views of its harbour, as well as a great beach at Poole Bay. You can also enjoy a walk along the South West Coast Path, which is the longest waymarked long-distance footpath in England.

Eating and drinking

You'll find a great selection of local establishments in Chichester that make use of produce grown in the area. Enjoy an afternoon tea at a quaint little cafe or some hearty meals at one of the traditional pubs. If you want to cook for yourself, you'll also find several farm shops close by so you can enjoy local produce for every meal.

Things to do

There are loads of historical places to visit in Chichester, including museums that cover a range of things. As well as the Tangmere Military Aviation Museum and Weald and Downland Living Museum, you should pay a visit to the Fishbourne Roman Palace to find out about the area's Roman history.

Sightseeing

For sightseeing with a difference, step away from the historic buildings and spend a day at Cass Sculpture Park. Here you'll find an amazing mix of sculptures set among rolling green hills, allowing you to enjoy nature and art all at the same time. Just be sure you take your camera and a picnic.