Arundel Castle and Gardens, Arundel

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It's good to be the King, but Arundel Castle and Gardens shows that being the Duke isn't half bad either. Established in the 11th century and owned by the Duke of Norfolk's family for more than 400 years, this estate features an exemplary English medieval castle and luxurious gardens. Take a self-guided tour through the castle to see opulently furnished rooms. Information placards give you context and history for most of what you'll find here, and the structure provides expansive views of the South Downs and River Arundel. Head into the Fitzalan Chapel, the burial place for members of the Duke of Norfolk's family and a fine example of Gothic architecture. Outside, walk through the exquisite gardens, the crown jewel of which is the Collector Earl's Garden. Admire the green-oak pagodas and the Italianate design of Oberon's Palace here. All of the gardens feature a colorful variety of flowers and other plants. Visit the coffee shop for lighter refreshments or the restaurant for a full meal. Use our Arundel trip maker app to arrange your visit to Arundel Castle and Gardens and other attractions in Arundel.
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  • Stunning, thoughtful and delightful gardens. Love the fact that you can just sit and enjoy the gardens with a picnic. So unpretentious - very family friendly.  more »
  • Castle of incredible beauty, overlooking the greenery of trees amazed by the power and splendor. A forest track around the Castle sets up for a walk and reflections in the silence of trees. Highly recommend everyone to visit this place.
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  • Went with my mum the day after we came back from Ireland and we decided to go to Arundel and have a look around the castle and the gardens it was brilliant would defiantly recommend it to anyone  more »
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  • Fantastic day. School trip. Kids loved it, staff loved it. Our guide was brilliant, very patient and knowledgeable. Definitely recommend to all. The dressing up activity gave the kids opportunity to handle real weapons safely and try on clothing of the time, inc surprisingly having chain mail hoods. Best school trip ever!
  • Wonderful castle, never been disappointed! Grounds and gardens are very well maintained. If you visit during the tulip festival in April it’s twice as beautiful and if you have enough time to not rush around but enjoy a picnic on the grass, it’ll definitely make a memorable day out.
  • One of the best Gardens in England. Looked after by Martin Duncan and his dedicated team. The castle is seen from miles around. Has been used as film locations such as Wonder woman and the BBC hollow crown Henry V.
  • Great day out, It is worth paying for the full price ticket as the gardens are a joy at this time of year, Tulips of many different colours everywhere. The castle inside is a place where your imagination can run away in every room, full of history. It is a great day out for all the family. The car park across the road fills up very quickly. I would recommend it to anyone 6 stars.
  • We visited over the Easter weekend whilst there was a special event including falconry displays and archery, both of which were great. The castle is fascinating and well worth a visit. We paid the small additional fee to visit the bedrooms and would recommend, very interesting to hear they are still used by the family.
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