We aim to help visitors with disabilities make the most of their experience – if you have any questions or need particular assistance please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

General Access

Level access into the Cathedral is available through the South West Door, which is marked on the Cathedral Plan.

Within the Cathedral and the Cathedral precincts there are ramps for easy level access. The Cathedral has two wheelchairs which may be used, free of charge, on a first-come first-served basis. 


A hearing loop system is available in the Cathedral during services.


Toilet facilities are available in the North Transept opposite the Treasury. The nearest public toilets can be found opposite the Cathedral in Tower Street.


There are a limited number of Disabled parking spaces situated on the approach to the Cathedral via West Street. These spaces can be used free of charge provided the vehicle is displaying a disabled person's badge and the registered disabled person is driving or is a passenger. 

For further information on parking for disabled visitors in Chichester please see click here>>


Dogs are welcome to explore the Cathedral, and its grounds, during key visiting hours (Monday – Saturday, 9.00am - 5.00pm and Sunday, 12.30 - 2.30pm). 

Dogs are permitted in the Garden of the newly opened Cloisters Kitchen & Garden. 

To ensure that the Cathedral remains a safe and enjoyable space for all visitors, the following rules will apply to visitors with dogs: 

  • Dogs must be on a leash at all times 
  • Owners must clean up after their dogs 
  • Dogs must be well-behaved and not disturb other visitors 

Water stations and treats will be available at different points across the Cathedral Grounds. 

Guide, Therapy and Assistance Dogs are welcome in the Cathedral for services and events.

If you are planning a visit to the Cathedral and have any questions regarding access please contact us, 01243 782595 or

For further information regarding general travel advice for the disabled you may wish to visit the DisabledTravelAdvice website.