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Chichester Harbour Hotel

Chichester Harbour Hotel

North Street, Chichester
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 8 hours ago
2 others viewing this property now
4.1 out of 5 (19 reviews)

Situated in Chichester, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Chichester Castle and Chichester Cathedral. Pallant House Gallery and Fishbourne Roman Palace ...

£79

£79
George and Dragon Inn

George and Dragon Inn

51 North Street, Chichester
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 2 days ago
1 others viewing this property now
3.9 out of 5 (283 reviews)

Situated in Chichester, this inn is within a 10-minute walk of Chichester Guildhall Museum, Chichester Cathedral and Pallant House Gallery. Fishbourne Roman ...

£67

£67
The Old School Bed and Breakfast

The Old School Bed and Breakfast

Coach Road, Chichester
3.5 out of 5.0
4.9 out of 5 (12 reviews)

Situated in Chichester, this bed & breakfast is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Goodwood Motor Circuit and within 3 miles (5 km) of Pallant House Gallery and Chichester ...

£67

£67
The Chichester Inn

The Chichester Inn

38 West Street, Chichester
3.5 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (92 reviews)

Situated in Chichester, this inn is within a 10-minute walk of Chichester Cathedral and Pallant House Gallery. Fishbourne Roman Palace is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) ...

£67

£67
The Elsted Inn

The Elsted Inn

Elsted Road, Midhurst
4.0 out of 5.0
5.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Situated in Midhurst, this inn is within 6 miles (10 km) of Woolbeding Gardens, Uppark and Cowdray Heritage Trust. Weald and Downland Open Air Museum and Petersfield ...

£46

£46
Saddlers B&B

Saddlers B&B

Funtington Road, Chichester
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Chichester, this bed & breakfast is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Kingley Vale and within 6 miles (10 km) of Fishbourne Roman Palace and Chichester Cathedral. ...

£70

£70
The Dean Ale & Cider House

The Dean Ale & Cider House

West Dean, Chichester
3.5 out of 5.0
1 others viewing this property now
4.6 out of 5 (158 reviews)

Situated in Chichester, this inn is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from West Dean Gardens and 1.3 mi (2.2 km) from Weald and Downland Open Air Museum. Goodwood Racecourse is ...

£75

£75
The Brookfield Hotel

The Brookfield Hotel

Havant Road, Hampshire, Emsworth
3.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (34 reviews)

Located in Chichester Harbour, this hotel is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Northney Marina and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Staunton Country Park. Farlington Marshes and Stansted ...

£60

£60
Chichester Park Hotel

Chichester Park Hotel

Madgwick Lane, Westhampnett Road, Chichester
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 8 hours ago
4.0 out of 5 (150 reviews)

Situated in Chichester, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Goodwood Motor Circuit, Pallant House Gallery and Chichester Cathedral. Fishbourne Roman Palace ...

£62

£62
The Nags Head

The Nags Head

3 St. Pancras, Chichester
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 6 hours ago
3.8 out of 5 (154 reviews)

Situated in Chichester, this inn is within a 10-minute walk of Pallant House Gallery and Chichester Cathedral. Fishbourne Roman Palace is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) ...

£66

£66

Pocket Guide: Chichester Castle Chichester Castle Hotels

All that remains of Chichester Castle in Priory Park is the motte, which is now protected as a Scheduled Monument. The remains are in the north east corner of the city by the city wall and are often overlooked by visitors to Chichester. Nevertheless it is still a site of great historical importance and well worth a visit if you're staying in a hotel in West Sussex. Chichester Castle was built in the 11th Century by the Earl d'Alencon at the behest of the 1st Earl of Shrewsbury, Roger de Montgomery. Originally the castle was located in the Roman controlled corner of England known as Regnum when the Romans defeated the South Saxons. Today the remains stand in one of the most tranquil parts of the county, close to many hotels and B&Bs.

History of Chichester Castle

Chichester Castle was built at the height of the Norman Conquest and was one of 11 fortified sites to be built before 1100 in the area now known as Sussex. It also overlooked the Rape of Chichester, an administrative unit and subdivision of Sussex. Chichester Castle was of the motte and bailey type, made from timber and protected by the city walls. After it was built, the Earls of the neighbouring rape of Arundel took possession of it before it was then occupied by the forces of Prince Louis in the 1215-1217 First Barons War. Prince Louis had been encouraged to take the English Crown by those who vehemently opposed King John and his violent rule. However, Prince Louis was defeated at the Battle of Lincoln in 1217 and he went back to France. King John then ordered Chichester Castle to be destroyed but instead it was used as a prison before being given to the Greyfriars order in 1269. The Greyfriars established a friary there, which still remains, and stayed there until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1538.

Visiting Chichester Castle

Today the site of Chichester Castle and its surroundings makes an interesting and pleasant day out. If you're visiting or staying in one of the many luxury hotels or B&Bs in the gorgeous cathedral city of Chichester, why not head out to Priory Park and reflect on the turbulent past of the area?