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Arundel Castle & Gardens

Address: | Arundel, Arundel BN18 9AB, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1903 882173
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Arundel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Cultural
Owner description: Arundel Castle & The Collector Earl’s Garden, Arundel, West Sussex. Ancient Castle and stately home...
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Type: Castles, Cultural
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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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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London, 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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Hayes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Every year my Friend and I take a short break away in October, this year we decided to visit Arundel, so glad we did, as the Medieval Castle and Gardens were lovely. However from our first impressions at what we could see from the entrance to the Castle, it did not seem overly big or interesting , therefore we felt... More 

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newport
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

There is a lot of change going on in the gardens, I personally loved the stumpery, we met the head gardener who has some amazing ideas that he is putting into place, and the lawn maze was a great idea for the children visiting, great garden to visit with some great planting ideas.

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Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Well worth a visit, in my opinion even better than Warwick. We arrived at 11 and were told the'family' were at home so we couldn't see the castle until 12. However, we could see the gardens, church and keep. The gardens were very interesting with some unusual wooden fountains and well stocked greenhouses. The castle keep was up around 130... More 

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We took the train from Gatwick to Arundel and toured this wonderful landmark with beautiful gardens. It was a great day out, so we were able to see everything. The high point was the old Norman Keep and tower, but the Duke of Norfolk's residence was also very interesting. A great day trip...and be sure and visit the beautiful Cathedral... More 

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Horsham St Faith, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I visited the castle on the last day before it closes for the winter. Although quite expensive it was nice to walk around. It was happy to pay extra to see the guest rooms however with many of them having been refurbished, they are not original to the period of the castle. Some of the staff I talked to were... More 

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Swansea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The hilltop castle looming over the town dominates the view as you drive into Arundel. There is ample parking by the castle which is not too expensive. The is a pleasant river walk, and the town itself boasts picturesque tudor buildings. When I visited the castle I decided to get a gold ticket so that I could explore the castle... More 

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