August 25, 2014 · 9:00 AM
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Come along on Bank Holiday Monday 25th August for a day trip to historic Chichester & Fishbourne!
Chichester is a cathedral city in West Sussex. It has a long history as a settlement; its Roman past and its subsequent importance in Anglo-Saxon times are only its beginnings. It has a 12th-century cathedral, and is home to some of the oldest churches and buildings in Great Britain.
The area around Chichester is believed to have played significant part during the Roman Invasion of Britain in A.D 43, as confirmed by evidence of military storage structures in the area of the nearby Fishbourne Roman Palace.
The city centre stands on the foundations of the Romano-British city of Noviomagus Reginorum, capital of the Civitas Reginorum. The Roman Road of Stane Street, connecting the city with London, started at the east gate. The plan of the city is inherited from the Romans: the North, South, East and West shopping streets radiate from the central market cross dating from medieval times.
We will be visiting the cathedral, having a guided walk around the town and also visiting the town of Fishbourne nearby to see the Roman Villa.
Cost of the Cathedral tour is £4, the guided walk is £5 and entry to the Roman Villa is £7.
9:00am - meet at station and get third off train tickets to Chichester
9:32am - get train
11:04am - arrive at Chichester
11:15am - walk to the cathedral
11:30am - guided tour of the cathedral
12:30pm - finish tour
12:40pm - stop for lunch in a local pub (or alternatively bring a packed lunch)
1:45pm - guided tour of Chichester
3:00pm - get bus to Fishbourne to see the Roman Villa
4:30pm - get bus back
4:45pm - freetime: look around the town, head back to the station to get the train back to London (trains coming back: 4:41, 5:11, 5:41pm)
We will be getting the 9:32am train and we will be able to get a third off train tickets, which work out at £18.80 each (we will be purchasing these on the day as people arrive in groups of three).
Look out for the group sign near the main WH Smith's:
If you can’t see us at the station, please call or text.
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