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George and Dragon Inn
George and Dragon Inn

51 North Street, Chichester PO19 1NQ

3.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (203 reviews)

Situated in Chichester, this inn is within a 10-minute walk of Chichester Guildhall Museum, Chichester Cathedral, and Pallant …

£80
LA B and B Guest Accommodation
LA B and B Guest Accommodation

9 Fishbourne Road East, Chichester PO19 3HS

3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Chichester, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Chichester Market Cross, Fishbourne Roman Palace, and …

£98
Flint Cottage Bed and Breakfast
Flint Cottage Bed and Breakfast

47 Mid Lavant, Chichester PO18 0AA

3.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (27 reviews)

Situated in Chichester, this bed & breakfast is within 3 mi (5 km) of Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester Cathedral, an …

£100
Millstream Hotel & Restaurant
Millstream Hotel & Restaurant

Bosham Lane, Chichester PO18 8HL

3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (48 reviews)

Situated in Chichester, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Bosham Church and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Fishbourne Roman Palace. …

£150
Copthorne Caravans
Copthorne Caravans

Rose Green Road, Bognor Regis

4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Bognor Regis, this caravan park/campground is 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Picturedrome and within 6 mi (10 km) of …

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The Swan Guest House
The Swan Guest House

17 Nyewood Lane, Bognor Regis PO21 2QB

4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (115 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this guesthouse is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Picturedrome and within 9 mi (15 km) of Chichester Cathedral …

£79
Best Western Beachcroft Hotel
Best Western Beachcroft Hotel

Clyde Road, Bognor Regis PO22 7AH

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (63 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Picturedrome and within 6 mi (10 km) of Barnham Windmill and …

£76
Bonnie's Boutique B&B
Bonnie's Boutique B&B

Binsted Lane, Arundel BN18 0LP

3.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (3 reviews)

Situated in Arundel, this bed & breakfast is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Avisford Park Golf Club and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Arundel …

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Park House Hotel
Park House Hotel

Bepton Road, Midhurst GU29 0JB

4.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (27 reviews)

Situated in Midhurst, this spa hotel is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Cowdray Heritage Trust and within 6 mi (10 km) of Weald and …

£192
Comfort Inn Arundel
Comfort Inn Arundel

A27/A284 Crossbush, Arundel BN17 7QQ

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (198 reviews)

Situated in Arundel, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Arundel Lido and Arundel Castle and Gardens. Arundel Wildfowl and …

£71
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Pocket Guide: Chichester 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?

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