We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Amazing castle!”

Arundel Castle and Gardens
Ranked #1 of 30 things to do in Arundel
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Arundel Castle is open from Saturday 1 April to Sunday 30 October 2017. Open Tuesdays to Sundays inclusive, Good Friday, Easter Monday, May Bank Holiday Mondays & all August Mondays. 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
Godalming, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing castle!”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

What an astoundingly beautiful and interesting place! We easily spent a whole day here, wandering through the rich in history castle, which had really friendly and knowledgable staff. The gardens and grounds were beautiful too, like stepping into another world altogether! Worth the entry fee definitely.

Visited November 2012
Thank Josa1451
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

2,321 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Storrington, England, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great day out.”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

Not a cheap day out for the family but great value for money. Kept us entertained all day - our children subsequently visited with the school and still found more to do.

1 Thank kristian999
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level 6 Contributor
131 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great exhibit”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

lovely day out with the kids which really did fill their imaginations - loads to do and see and the castle is in great condition

Visited November 2012
1 Thank SlimBF
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
Level 6 Contributor
248 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“Beautiful exhibition”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

The perfect rainy-day entertainment. The castle rooms are beautifully presented, with the incredible library being our all time favourite! Definitely worth a visit.

Visited September 2012
1 Thank JitkaW
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reading, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
94 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Interesting but could be more engaging for kids”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

Its a pretty and historically significant venue but it lacks the tourist friendly vibe - with the knowledgeable staff there to keep half an eye on the visitors.

I suspect they could try to find a way to bring it to life more - perhaps some actors to play historical scenes or some technology to show what it might have been like.

Gardens are very pretty too!

Visited September 2012
1 Thank MrAJPage
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Arundel Castle and Gardens also viewed

Arundel, Arun District
Arundel, Arun District

Been to Arundel Castle and Gardens? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing