Arundel Travel Guide

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Arundel Things to Do

  • Arundel Castle

    Arundel's key attraction is it's castle which stands above the town like a medieval guardian, looking every bit like a medieval castle should look. However, much of it is not actually medieval at all! Certainly some of it dates back to early Noman times in the 11th century, but much of what seems most impressive is actually Victorian and was built...

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  • St Nicholas Church, Arundel

    This charming little church beside Arundel Castle and opposite Arundel Cathedral is the local Church of England parish church and dates back to 1380. The church contains a carved stone pulpit which dates back to this time and is one of only 6 pre-reformation stone pulpits left in England. On the walls are the remains of some now very faded wall...

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  • Arundel Cathedral

    Arundel's cathedral is a catholic one and is dedicated to 'Our Lady' and St Philip Howard, the 13th Earl of Arundel who died a prisoner in the Tower of London in 1595. The building is built in the gothic style and despite appearances is actually only Victorian and was completed in 1873. The cathedral has some fine stained glass windows and the...

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  • The Wildlife and Wetlands Trust

    A great place to come and get up close to birds in their natural habitat.Opening timesOpen daily 9.30 - to 5pm (4-30pm in winter) Closed Christmas Day.Admission PricesAdult £5.50Senior Citizen £4.50, Child £3.50Family Ticket £14.50

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  • Visiting Arundel Castle

    There are different admission prices based on how much you want to see, the chapel, gardens and grounds are included in all admissions, add in the castle keep for the next price, the castle rooms for the next and the castle bedrooms for the most expensive. Since we had come all the way out there, we opted for the all inclusive gold plus ticket (£16...

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  • Arundel Castle-castle bedrooms and main...

    The castle rooms and castle bedrooms are extremely well decorated and maintained, the current Duke and his family use some of the formal rooms that are open to the public when they are hosting guests. There are no pictures allowed in the interior, you tour the rooms by yourself and not on a tour.If you opt to see all of the castle including the...

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  • Arundel Castle-gardens

    From what I can gather from Arundel Castle's website, the current garden here is relatively new and about 1/3 of the size of the original walled garden which supplied vegetables and flowers to the castle up until WWII. By the 1970s the garden was derelict, the present Duke undertook the task of redesigning the gardens which were formally reopened...

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  • Arundel Castle-the Keep

    The Keep would have been built sometime around 1190, one of the oldest parts of the castle. It was the main building of the castle then and housed the nobility who lived there along soldiers and the servants who lived down below in the south bailey.You can walk up to the top of the keep for a look around the surrounding area and while they probably...

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  • Arundel Castle-Fitzalan Chapel

    The Fitzalan Chapel is on the grounds of Arundel Castle, it was founded in 1390 by the 4th Earl of Arundel and is still the burial place of the Dukes of Norfolk, the current one of which still lives at Arundel Castle.The most unusual tomb in the chapel is that of the 7th Earl of Arundel, John Fitzalan. The top part of the tomb features the Earl in...

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  • The town itself

    Small and compact, Arundel is a delightful little market town with 4 or 5 streets of particular interest to casual visitors - namely High, Tarrant and Maltravers along with connecting streets. Following the original medieval footprint, many of the buildings date from the 15th century onwards, although some are hidden behind facades of more recent...

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  • Fitzalan Chapel from St Nicholas Church

    Everything changed for St Nicholas Church in 1544 with Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries. As a church and Priory, the college aspect of the Priory was sold to Henry Fitzalan, 12th Earl of Arundel. Thus, everything to the north of the altar (ie Chancel) became part of the castle and whilst the church as part of the town became, over a...

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  • Church of St Nicholas

    This 14th century church is unique in England, with its original interior divided in two. The town-accessed half is protestant: an iron-grille separates if from the catholic Fitzalan Chapel, what was the original Chancel and is now part of Arundel Castle.The oldest relic in the church is the octagonal font, but the most impressive is the carved...

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  • Arundel Cathedral

    Arundel Cathedral was commissioned by the 15th Duke of Norfolk forty years after the passing of the Catholic Emancipation Act of 1829 in which Roman Catholic parishes became legal again in England. French Gothic in style, it is reflective of the ecclesiastic architecture of the 14th century, the period when the Howard family rose to...

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  • Blackfriars Abbey

    Founded in the 13th century, dissolved in 1538 by Henry VIII, the ruins of the Dominican Blackfriars Abbey sit on the banks of the River Arun immediately below the castle and adjacent to the main Gatehouse entrance. At the time, its location – close to the castle, market and river port – would have been prime.Nothing much remains – a few walls of...

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  • Arundel Castle - 'The House'

    Following the footprint of the original castle, the 15th Duke of Norfolk overhauled the South and East wings of the castle to make it a livable space. It's therefore 19th century living inside a 12-15th century shell. It's, quite simply, spectacular - from the extraordinary Chapel based on 13th century cathedrals (one of the first 'rooms' you...

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  • Arundel Castle - Fortifications

    Walking through the gatehouse and entry point of the castle, you are confronted with the elevated 19th century renovations of the 12th century original. Follow the drive round past the town gatehouse and Fitzalan Chapel and here you will find the motte and bailey, along with the curtain wall, of the original castle. Its much more the...

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  • Arundel Castle - Fitzalan Chapel

    Built in 1380, the Fitzalan Chapel was commissioned by the 4th Earl of Arundel. It is unusual in that it is one of the few church buildings divided into two worship spaces. The catholic Chapel, accessible only through the castle grounds, is at one 'end': the other, seen through glass doors, is the Anglican St Nicholas and accessed from the street...

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  • Arundel Castle

    First built in 1068 by William the Conqueror, the much rebuilt, extended and renovated Arundel Castle has a long and chequered history which is now the principal residence of the Duke of Norfolk, the most prominent catholic family in England.It totally dominates the town and surrounding countryside and is one of the best preserved castles in the...

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Arundel Hotels

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  • Swan Hotel

    27-29 High Street, Arundel, BN18 9AG, gb

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Premier Inn Arundel

    Crossbush Lane, West Sussex, Arundel, BN18 9PQ, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Comfort Inn Arundel

    A27/A284 Crossbush

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

Arundel Restaurants

  • Good Italian in Arundel

    This is a nice little restaurant and I was particularly fond of the homely feel of the decor. It's so much nicer than the rather clinical and bland appearance of so many (often chain owned) Italian restaurants in the UK now. They have a good wine list and some great value deals at lunchtime. The food was of good quality and the service swift and...

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  • All day breakfast

    We had narrowed our selection down to two places, the cook for the other place had overslept a bit so we headed to our other choice, the Edible Sandwich Company. You place your order at the counter and then have a seat either indoors or outdoors along the river. We opted to eat outdoors as it was a nice sunny day. I was feeling a bit under the...

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  • Clean, fresh taste pizza

    My beloved Pizza Express chain:) I've mentioned them before and will continue to do so as one of the few food chains that I recommend.Thin crust pizza, extensive options as far as toppings are concerned (and options keep increasing as well as 'style' of pizza. They now offer the Romana style of base, which is even thinner than the standard pizza....

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  • Welcoming

    I do not think I have ever seen such a sign before! A pub not only welcoming patrons to bring their own food, but also willing to provide utensils, seats etc...So grab yourself your lunch from one of the food shops, order yourself a pint of excellent real ale and settle in.

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  • A good honest pub lunch

    A friendly pub with at least 2 draught bitters and a good menu to suit most tastes.Never had a bad meal here yet.There is a small beer garden at the back of the pub which is the best place to sit..... if the weather is good!!This place has changed somewhat since this review. Not really a traditional feel anymore :( Steak and Ale Pie - yum!

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  • Good Cafe Food

    This is a lovely little cafe with prompt and friendly service. The last time I was here we were particularly indecisive when it came to a filling for a jacket potato. The waitress was very patient and even recommended a filling for us - prawn mayonnaise, it turned out to be very nice.In addition to lots of light bites for lunch, they also do a good...

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Arundel Transportation

  • By Train to Arundel

    Arundel train station is a little outside the town centre and it takes about 10 to 15 minutes to walk into town alongside a busy road. Train services are provided by Southern Railway and trains operate to London, Southampton, Portsmouth and Bognor Regis. Getting access to Arundel from Brighton and Central and East Sussex is a little more tricky as...

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  • From the train station to the castle

    As you are pulling into Arundel's station, you can see the castle out the window if you are on the right side of the train so it's very difficult to get lost. There are signs as you head into town pointing you in the direction of Arundel Castle, I would say it didn't take more than 15 minutes to walk between the two, maybe less. There was a cab...

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  • London to Arundel

    Train travel from London can be very expensive and each train line seems to have different promotions so it is worthwhile to look not just at the National Rail website but also at the train line for the route you want to go on. Arundel is served by Southern Railway, we left from Victoria StationI got a Day Save ticket for £20 that allowed both of...

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Arundel Shopping

  • Sweet shopping

    My husband loves British candy, everytime we visit we have to pick up Love Hearts and an assortment of his other favorites so naturally we had to stop by Sweet Memories of Arundel for a look around. The shelves are floor to ceiling, filled with every kind of imaginable candy in giant plastic jars-boiled sweets, bon bons, rocks and creams,...

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  • Shopping for lunch?

    A small delicatessan, which is very useful if you want a quick bite to eat and don't want to sit down in a cafe or restaurant.There is a good selection of British cheeses and meats for sale.A good all round wine selecton and some very nice ports are for sale.But if you do want a snack then there are plenty of meat pies of varying fillings, all with...

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  • Walking Sticks

    Quite a unique shop in that it specializes in walking sticks! I know it was quite a fashion in the early parts of the last century, but these can make an amusing gift for older members of the family? Walking sticks.

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Arundel Off The Beaten Path

  • Houghton Bridge Turnpike

    Storrington Balls Hut Turnpike SignOld wooden sign advertising the tolls which were collected when they were payable by travellers crossing Houghton Bridge. The wording covers such unusual vehicles as berlins, chariots and landaus.

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  • Houghton Bridge

    Rambling on the W Sussex Downs. A 5 minute walk from Amberly Station From Amberley Station go left under the railway bridge to walk past the houses of Houghton Bridge towards the structure which gives this crossing point its name. you will find on the North Stoke Road the Houghton Bridge Turnpike House.Or Storrington Balls Hut Turnpike.

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  • Houghton Bridge, Amberley and North...

    spent a wonderful day out with my daughter and my sisters 2 boys and their dog in the W.Sussex countryside.We took the London train from Bognor Regis to Amberly, a 20 minute trip.The West Sussex villages of Amberley, Houghton Bridge and North Stoke, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at the foot of the South Downs, flourish with pubs, B&B's...

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Arundel Favorites

  • St Philip Howard at Arundel Cathedral

    Philip Howard was the 13th Earl of Arundel and died alone in the Tower of London in 1595. he was the eldest son of Thomas, 4th Duke of Norfolk who had been beheaded as a traitor at the orders of Queen Elizabeth I after attempting to arrange a marriage to Elizabeth's cousin and rival for the English throne, Mary Queen of Scots. In 1585, the catholic...

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  • Kings and Dukes and Earls, oh my!

    As an American, the British system of hereditary titles is extremely baffling not only because it is hard to understand the rules but really more because we don't understand why the general population still adheres to it. Arundel Castle is the seat of the Dukes of Norfolk which trace their lineage back to King Edward I. The 1st Duke of Norfolk was...

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