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“Arundel Castle”

Arundel Castle and Gardens
Ranked #1 of 32 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 Friday 30 March to Sunday 28 October 2018. 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, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Archery, Falconry and a deal of other Medieval arts and crafts on this visit. A really wet day failed to put the damper on our day out though. Castle has got to be one of the finest to visit in the Country. Beware if you are going to buy any souvenirs etc,. They are not cheap.

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Reviewed May 2, 2013

Me and my husband visited famous Arundel Gardens. It's a beautiful landscape, very colorful, with different kind of flowers, plants and trees. I also like town centre with quint buildings and cathedral. We haven't see indoor, but I bet must be very pretty as a garden is.

1  Thank malbik
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

Arundel Castle is vast , both in size and in history. The earlier parts of the castle date back to Norman times; the youngest to the 19th century. The exhibits are most impressive as are the rooms, small and large. If it is your first visit try and visit the old part but beware there are many steps to climb. don't miss the civil war exhibits off to one side. The gardens are wonderful and well worth an hour of your time particularly if the weather is nice. Great views from the windows. You can call on a golf car (no fee) if you need a lift from the gate or vice versa. The docents are all very well versed in the history of the castle and are extremely friendly. At 12 pounds ($18) for the complete tour we thought it excellent value for money. Also you can make a gift donation at the entrance and get back a voucher for the shops and restaurants worth twice as much as the donation. Don't forget the chapel which is off to one side of the grounds. Also the catholic cathedral in the village.

2  Thank ChrisMarianne
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

Alovely castle and grounds, but very expensive to visit. Personally, I found some of thr staff over intrusive; I prefer to ask questions if I want to know something. I would also have preferred more information boards detailing the castle's history and in particular the Norfolk family. I found some parts of the steps up to the tower, frankly, scarily dangerous and I am surprised that the site gets away with the lack of handrails/ warning signs in some places. I would say some of these are not suitable for young children or the elderly.

1  Thank BarneyFrank
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

Ok, lets get this out the way. Yes it is one of the more expensive castles to visit, especialy if you want to see everything (to top price ticket), but it is well worth it. The lunch options, again, also expensive but we opted for the lasagne and jacket potato. Wow. just stunning quality.
The castle is stunning. The grounds are vast and the Fitzalan chapel is wonderful (and I admit of special interest to me so maybe slightly bias on that bit). The whole places oozes history at every turn. It is a full dayout and I will be going back. The staff were all very helpful, friendly and eager to talk.
I know the ticket system may seem confussing but from experience, and i have a bit, people often do not want to see everything, so I can understand giving the people the choice of doing everything, or only bits. The place is so big it just makes sense.
Probably not suitable for young children, and not that disabled friendly in places, but then one must always remember that these places were built several hundred years ago, and stairs where able bodied people can barely get up are all part of the charm of these places.

2  Thank Amanda M
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