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“A wonderful place to visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Arundel Castle & Gardens

Arundel Castle & Gardens
| Arundel, Arundel BN18 9AB, England
+44 (0)1903 882173
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Arundel
Type: Castles, Cultural
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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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Reading, United Kingdom
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“A wonderful place to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Arundel Castle and it's gardens is a great day out for the whole family. There really is something for everyone. History buffs will of course love the castle itself with all of its antiques,paintings and the rooms. Garden lovers will really enjoy the beautiful gardens that are so varied. The water displays around the gardens are lovely.
The castle itself brings history to life for all ages and the staff are both very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. Throughout our visit the staff who spoke to us and other visitors were very friendly and extremely good at explaining the castles history to both young and older visitors.
My husband can't walk far and the free buggy rides up from the gate to the castle entrance and then up to the gardens were excellent.
Overall the castle was the best place we have visited in many years. I would recommend it highly.

Visited August 2014
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Johnsonville, South Carolina
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“An awesome day out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Took the girlfriend here for her birthday as she kept asking to go. Conveniently this fell on the Arundel Festival weekend so there were all sorts of entertainers in the castle grounds which only added to the great time we had here. Bird of prey displays, gladiators fighting and all this before even walking inside. The castle itself is a superb sight, very impressive from the exterior and even more so inside. I would highly recommend getting the Gold + tickets which give access to all areas. Superb views from the keep and some amazing Armour and weapons inside. The staff throughout the castle were very friendly and keen to provide insights to the castles history and daily use. Parking nearby was nice and easy, and the town itself was lovely to walk through. Highly recommended to all!

Visited August 2014
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“Closed on Mondays”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Me and my husband was very unlucky. Castle is open from Tuesday to Sunday. Every Monday is close. But still area itself is beautiful. Not far from castle is 14th century church, opposite side of the stunning Cathedral. Amazing place it is. Similar to Chichester cathedral. Both worth visit for sure(free entry).Arundel is a place for antique lovers. Many treasure seekers can found them self in this lovely town very happy. Highly recommended x from Moni and Jay xxx

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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“A little Expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

A little expensive for what it is and you have to pay extra to see everything. didn't eat here as we had breakfast earlier.
Best to go as a family as you get better value.

Visited August 2014
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Alton, United Kingdom
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“So Lovely”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I went with my partner and his elderly mother and my 13 yr old son when they had the jousting week. The gardens are fantastic, the best I have seen at places like this. The castle was magnificent and all of it's grounds too. I could just see myself living there. The only downside was the cost to get in; I felt it was very expensive. It cost £68.50 for 3 adults and a child. A family ticket gets 2 adults in and up to 3 children and cost £49 I think but they wouldn't let his mum in on the family ticket so we had to pay extra for her. I felt it wouldn't have hurt them to let her in on out ticket. They didn't check tickets, only at a glance so I think we could have got the family ticket; they would have been none the wiser. All in all though, it was a lovely day and I would go again.

Visited July 2014
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