By Kelly Wickham
A new visitor guide has been launched for the city by Visit Chichester – the destination management organisation for the Chichester region.
Following the successful ‘travel magazine’ format used last year, this year’s expanded 42-page guide brings together new themes, inspiring new itineraries and a heartfelt welcome from Poldark star and regular performer at Chichester Festival Theatre, Anthony Calf.
Showcasing the true expanse of offerings in this corner of West Sussex, the new visitor guide follows the themes of heritage and hidden history, art and culture, retail therapy, delicious destination and green spaces and waterways.
With Roman history at every turn, internationally recognised galleries and theatre, an eclectic mix of high end and independent shops, antiques drawing crowds from across the globe, a wealth of outstanding home-grown food and drink, some of the best walking trails in the country, secret waterways and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty all within its boundaries, it’s no surprise this destination has a lot to shout about.
The new 2020 brochure, which has enhanced imagery and for the first time this year no classified adverts, is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to new and improved initiatives for Visit Chichester.
This year Visit Chichester is working with a host of new members, including the Cowdray Estate, Stubcroft Farm Campsite, the Star and Garter and Bunn Leisure, to promote the huge tourism offering they bring to the district.
Louise Adlam, destination marketing executive for Visit Chichester said: “As you’ll see from inside the new brochure, the Chichester District (which includes the fabulous city of Chichester, market towns of Midhurst and Petworth, the seaside town of Selsey and the surrounding countryside) is a first-class year-round destination. Whether you’re looking to lower your carbon footprint and explore closer to home this year, or you’re visiting from afar, you can see the very best of England in our district alone”.
The 2020 Visit Chichester Visitor Guide is available to order, and view, at: visitchichester.org