Local Places of Interest
Some of the many visitor attractions within easy reach of Chilgrove.
West Dean Gardens, The Weald & Downland Museum, Historic Chichester and Goodwood, the home of Glorious Goodwood, The Festival of Speed & Goodwood Revival
West Dean College & Gardens
Chilgrove Farm B&B is very close to West Dean College and Gardens. The gardens are open to visitors throughout the year and regular garden events are held there during the summer, including the famous chillie festival. This stunning garden which sits in a sheltered valley in the Lavant valley is well worth a visit as are the renovated kitchen garden and glass houses.
If you fancy something more energetic take a walk up through the arboretum and back across the park for a great view of the West Dean college.
The Weald and Downland Museum
Travel a little further up the road to Singlton and visit the Weald and Downland Museum. This amazing architectural museum has a collection of nearly 50 historic buildings dating from the 13th to the 19th century. All have been rescued from destruction. The museum has many events throughout the year; they are too numerous to list here but please visit their web site for more information.
Chichester is just a short drive south from Chilgrove. There is much to see and do in this pretty and historic Georgian market town.
City Walls Walk – This compact city is encircled by Medieval walls whose foundations date back to the Roman occupation in the third century AD. There is a walls walk, which at a leisurely stroll will take about an hour to complete. Diversions en route can include a walk in Priory Park and a stroll around the Bishop’s Palace Gardens.
Chichester Cathedral dominates the town. It is the only cathedral in the UK which can be seen from the sea and is a landmark for sailors. It houses contains two rare medieval sculptures and a unique collection of 20th-century paintings and the stunning tapestry by John Piper which adorns the High Altar.
Pallant House Gallery of Modern Art is recognised as one of the most important galleries for British modern art in the country and worthy of a visit.
The award winning Noveum Museum, designed by Keith Williams Architects and built to house the remains of a Roman Bath House which lay hidden under a carpark for many years. The building also displays many of the 150,000 Roman artefacts which have been uncovered in the locality .
The Chichester Festival Theatre has both a main theatre and the Minerva studio; CFT is one of the United Kingdom’s flagship theatres, and enjoys an international reputation. It is renowned for the exceptionally high standard of its productions which frequently transfer to the West End.
Chilgrove Farm nestles in a quiet and picturesque valley beneath the South Downs, on the West Sussex and East Hampshire border, within an area of outstanding natural beauty.
The farm is Ideally located for walking and cycling and is a haven for wildlife. Buzzards, barn owls and deer are frequently to be seen on the farm and the surrounding South Downs are rich with wild flowers and butterflies. Within easy walking distance are both the South Downs Way and the Monarchs Way long distance footpaths and the whole area has many lanes and bridleways.
Our B&B is conveniently located for attending the many Goodwood events which take place each year.
We are approximately 4 miles from GoodWood Park horse racing meetings and a similar distance from the Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit, home of the internationally renowned Goodwood Revival meeting and the Goodwood Members meeting which takes place in March every year.
Chichester Harbour and it’s Villages
The whole area surrounding Chichester Harbour lies within an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is a paradise for walkers and ornithologists and the many harbour villages are buzzing with sailing folk throughout the summer months:
The most famous of these is the pretty village of Bosham which features in the Bayeux Tapestry. Folklore has it that Bosham Quay (shown at the top of the page) is where King Canute made his infamous attempt to hold back the waves. His daughter is believed to be buried in the church.
Other Local Places of Interest
Other places of interest include the Roman Palace at Fishbourne, Polo at Cowdray Park near Midhurst, and the Tangmere Military Aviation Museum.
Also the historic naval city of Portsmouth, and the pretty town of Arundel, with it’s castle, winding streets and antique shops.
Arundel is also home to the Arundel Wetland Centre.