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. Plan your visit to Arundel Castle and Gardens and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Arundel itinerary maker.
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  • August 21, 2017
    How unexpected! A full-bloodied fighting tournament with knights in armor. How they managed to keep battling at each other I'll never know. Very approachable after the fighting and very enthusiastic a...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    Really interesting to visit and very atmospheric as the rooms are laid out as they lived in that era and present modern day rooms are also furnished as per today  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    I love historic properties and this is by far the best castle/stately home I have ever been to. The rooms really are magnificent and the gardens are so beautiful. I don't usually bother looking at the...  more »
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  • Good if you are into your historic Victorian times. Some of the main castle is good to see since the remains seem to be remained untouched. The more modern bedrooms are very modern and look like they were decorated yesterday instead of 100+yrs ago. Garden is very relaxing and worth a walk around to get some fresh air.
  • Stunning castle and grounds. Pay the extra for the Gold passes your get loads more to see. Also great pub on the high street Red Lion
  • Best castle and sightseeing place I've seen so far!! £18 pounds to go see the gardens, the Keep and the Chapel, but you can't go inside. Amazing views from the high levels, great view on the inside garden of the castle where the family of Duke live. Gardens are must visit, they are full of colourful flowers, mazes and fountains. Highly recommended visiting this place.
  • Really interesting place. It took me about 5 hours to go through this castle and the garden. Very nice. I saw how did live dukes and other rulers of Norfolk. The little part of this castle is still taken by the duke and family. At the end I bought here nice little statue of an english knight
  • Another excellent stop in the South Downs. The old 1100 keep is still there so you can feel what it was like to live on the dirt floor of an old fortification. And the rest of the current castle makes for an interesting day. We bought the Gold-Plus tour, and it was worth it to see the bed rooms. Lots of steps challenged my knees. It was tulip season and the outer gardens were beautiful - I'm so glad we didn't skip them.

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