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“Pricey palace”

Arundel Castle and Gardens
Ranked #1 of 29 things to do in Arundel
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Minehead, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Pricey palace”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

The entrance fee is pretty steep to get into the castle and the grounds. Luckily we had a small discount for being members of English Heritage. Both the castle and the grounds are very well maintained. If you have the money it is worth a look, and the views from the top are amazing.

Visited October 2012
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Storrington, England, United Kingdom
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“Pricey, but full day out”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

Superb castle, well positioned and informative information plaques. I managed to traipse around for about 5 hours at 6 months pregnant without any trouble. Thoroughly recommend this whimsical, romantic setting for a relaxed day out.

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Havant, United Kingdom
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“A Beautiful Castle”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

An extensive visit; well worth it as the family still use the castle ; yet many rooms are available to visit. The guides are extremely informative and helpful. They obviously love the place and convey their enthusiasm to the visitors. Many treasures and a beautiful decor to admire. Allow plenty of time and don't leave out the gardens.

Visited August 2012
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Godalming, United Kingdom
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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
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Storrington, England, United Kingdom
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“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.

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