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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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  • We came to Sussex and wanted to visit the castle as previously we had just seen it from the outside. There were stunning tulips of differing colours and the chapel and castle rooms were beautiful and ...  more »
  • We visited the gardens at Arundel Castle which were breathtaking, such a beautiful and tranquil place and lovely to sit and just enjoy the views.  more »
  • A must if you are staying nearby. So much history and still in the same family. It loses a star because it is expensive to gain entry should you go for the gold+ package which gives you access to all ...  more »
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  • Haven't been there for over 40 years. Timeless. A pleasant day out in a medieval town. Parking was easy and cheap next to the castle. The castle has differing prices with around £11 the cheapest. Had a great breakfast in a nearby cafe and ended up buying loads of gifts in a nearby gift shop
  • A proper day out! Such a beautiful castle, set in equally beautiful gardens. It's certainly interactive and interesting, and will easily fill up your day. That's before you even dander through the village. Highly recommended.
  • Beautiful Scenery. Lovely old historic town with Arundel Castle still standing proud. Wildlife is so stunning and the swans are so graceful.
  • So much to do! To see everything you could easily spend all day there and feel like you've had your monies worth. And if you want to do something different, wander through the town!
  • A really nice day out, although slightly pricy if you go for the top teir ticket. Gardens are amazing and the tours of the castle are very good. Easy to get lost but friendly staff are more than willing to help with directions. Only downside is it closes over the winter months from around October to March.