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Address: | Arundel, Arundel BN18 9AB, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1903 882173
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Description: Arundel Castle & The Collector Earl’s Garden, Arundel, West Sussex...
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.
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Arundel castle is a must if your in the area, on summer the whole area is at its best, but you need a whole day to take it all in.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Arundel castle is a must if your in the area, on summer the whole area is at its best, but you need a whole day to take it all in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I live in Arundel and agree with everyone that says that a visit to the Castle is a must. However, whilst working in the town last Saturday I found that so many visitors had been reading the reviews on Tripadvisor (written recently) and had travelled quite a way only to find the Castle closed. This is disappointing especially for children.... More 

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Agen, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We visited here when staying near Pulborough. The weather was great for the visit, which is not always the case in a British summer! The gardens are wonderful and the exercise to the top of the keep was good for us! A wonderful day out and a nice place to have tea and cake at the end of the walk.... More 

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Arundel, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Myself and my wife took our two children (ages 10 and 7) together with our nephew and niece (aged 8 and 5). It goes without saying that the castle is fascinating and steeped in history. Myself and wife really enjoyed walking through the castle. However the kids did start to get a little board but you have the option to... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Took a day trip to see a castle when visiting Brighton. This was totally worth the train trip! Most amazing gardens and the castle is beautiful. There are quite a bit of winding stairs if you try to go to the 'keep' and go all the way to the top, but have some great displays of medieval life and how... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The stage for many TV shows, it was an impressive building I was sadly enough only able to admire from the outside, I walked around the castle and it looked beautyful and so were the surroundings, worth to go there without a doubt!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

My only regret is that we didn't allow enough time to visit the inside of the castle or to fully enjoy the multiple gardens. The private chapel is a must. The gardens and grounds are a living historical oasis. We visited in early September and the weather was with us.

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Despite its external appearance the Grade I listed Arundel castle is very much a ‘modern’ medieval castle, with the vast majority of restorative work being conducted in the 18th and 19th centuries by the eight, 11th and 15th Dukes of Norfolk. It was originally established by Roger de Montogomery in the 11th century but was destroyed in the English Civil... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We went to visit the castle and as luck would have it there was a medieval thing going on in the grounds at the time, so as well as visiting the wonderful gardens & house, we all got to shoot a bow and arrow and see medieval workmanship methods & tools. A lovely day out, and Arundel is lovely for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We went specifically to see the Collector Earl's Garden so we did not pay to go into the castle. The garden is wonderful, full of intriguing vista's and quirky designs.

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