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Arundel Castle & Gardens

| Arundel, Arundel BN18 9AB, England
+44 (0)1903 882173
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Arundel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
Owner description: Arundel Castle & The Collector Earl’s Garden, Arundel, West Sussex. Ancient Castle and stately home of the Duke of Norfolk, reflecting nearly 1,000... more » Owner description: Arundel Castle & The Collector Earl’s Garden, Arundel, West Sussex. Ancient Castle and stately home of the Duke of Norfolk, reflecting nearly 1,000 years of history, and commanding the surrounding landscape with magnificent views across the South Downs and River Arun. Fine furniture and works of art in sumptuously furnished rooms. Ancient Motte & Keep. The Collector Earl’s Garden. 14th century Fitzalan Chapel. Collection of arms & armour. Personal possessions of Mary Queen of Scots. Varied programme of Special Events. « less
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the gardens on a sunny day. Entrance to castle and gardens is a bit pricey,though we had a voucher which reduced the cost to the garden only. Chapel very interesting, which can be visited without going into the castle.

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Gunnislake, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Fabulous gardens - well worth the visit. And a particularly nice guide at the top of the keep who dealt kindly and considerately with my first ever bout of vertigo.

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

There is a lot to do and see and tickets are tiered in price depending on what you want to see. The Castle Gardens and keep are the first choice if you are short of time but its all worth seeing. The one criticism I do have is that the fire alarm went off and we were kept in one... More

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Arundel-Castle, General Manager at Arundel Castle & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear SurreyLocal Thank you for visiting Arundel Castle and for your kind - Very Good - review. I am delighted that you found the Castle & Gardens to be - impressive and enjoyable. We have corresponded privately re your concerns. I have apologized to you for your visit to the Castle being disturbed by a fire alarm activation that thankfully... More

Worcester, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We had never been to Arundel and had heard that it was a nice place for a day trip. We decided to visit the castle first and then walk round the town. The castle was very easy to find and well signposted from the road. Parking is pay and display opposite. Its quite expensive to get in, but they do... More

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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Have just returned from a weekend in Arundel. We visited the Castle on a Gold Plus ticket which gave you a voucher for a discount in the restaurant. The grounds of the Castle were beautiful. There was so much to see and the garden area which was designed using wood was amazing. The Chapel is fascinating and it was here... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

I recently visited this magical castle with my partner and two year old daughter. We purchased the gold plus ticket and were not disappointed! The gardens are stunning and the chapel a serene and peaceful place. The keep is very fascinating with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside from the ramparts. We found the staff to be very welcoming and... More

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Kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Went back to the wonderful castle and grounds after 30 odds years and it was as just as I remembered, the gardens looked stunning with so many different varieties of flowers and vegetables, the staff in the rooms were very knowledgeable and helpful you can walk round at your own pace with no one rushing you from 1 room to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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28 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We splashed out and bought a gold plus ticket which allowed us to see the bedrooms as a bonus, glad we did, really interesting. The castle rooms were great but make sure you take notice in the Library, best rooms of the lot. The keep is a great viewing point of the grounds, gardens and the West Sussex countryside. The... More

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Swaffham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Unfortunately a very well maintained and interesting castle is spoilt by the total indifference to blind/partially sighted visitors. Please consider audio guides as these would have improved my husbands enjoyment so much. Most attractions offer special concessions with the carer going free but not Arundel. The best place was the rose garden where the wonderful aroma hit us as soon... More

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Wilton, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Carefully explore the grounds around the castle for many surprises. Beautiful gardens, including a "stump" garden with overturned tree stumps as planters - has to be seen. A water fountain feature with balancing crown. This area has a building and other feature made of wood that appear to be stone. The small church is manned by entertaining guides anxious to... More

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