About The Trust

Chichester Walls Trust

The Trust seeks to protect, interpret and promote Chichester’s Roman walls as a precious asset in our city’s physical and cultural heritage.

The Trust was started in 1986, and is a registered charity. The Walls Trust organises regular guided walks around Chichester's city walls, which are the most intact circuit of Roman city walls in the South of England. We organise projects to improve the environment of the walls. Our current project is to improve the environment of the walls in the south east quadrant of the city.

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City Walls Project Illuminations, April 2012

The City Walls Project

Between 2008 and 2012 the City Walls Partnership received substantial grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund (£685,000) and Chichester District Council (£199,000) to strengthen and repair vulnerable parts of the walls, improve access to the walls, and raise the profile of the walls in the local community. Seven interpretation boards, 27 bronze trail waymarkers, and four brass plaques at each Gate, have been located on the walls.

The climax of the Project was a Walls Illuminations event in April 2012, which was attended by over 2,000 people. The Chichester Walls Trust was involved throughout this Partnership.

Guided Walks & Group Visits

We organise free guided walks around the circuit of the walls every month, which is a great way to explore Chichester and its surrounding walls and parks. We also offer the chance for you to book a group tour with one of our knowledgable guides—ideal for school groups or group visits.