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“What an experience”

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: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“What an experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2014

My Wife and I found this Castle while lost on our way through england. Wow, what a fortunate mistake. The castle and grounds are breathtaking and if that weren't enough, there happened to be a medievil festival going on as well. There were joust, sword fighting and all manner of theatrics that made for one of the most fortunate mistakes I have ever made. If you're ever in the area check it out, you won't be disappointed.

Visited June 2013
Thank Jamie M
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“Everything about this castle is amazing.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2014

Everything about this castle is amazing. It is one of the best preserved castles in the UK and is well worth the visit. It is truly beautiful inside and out. Climb to to the top of the ramparts and see the gorgeous countryside. The castle is rich in history. If you have only time for one castle in the UK this one is it and I have been to many. I am not much of a garden person but the people I have taken to the castle gardens say the are exceptional. The castle and gardens have never been overcrowded because it is off the usual tourist lanes which makes the visit especially pleasant.

Visited June 2013
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“A must to visit in this location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2014

A great afternoon out visiting the castle and grounds and then finishing off with lunch or afternoon tea in the beautiful town of Arundel with its quirky little shops and restaurants.

Visited September 2013
Thank Menka L
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Helsinki, Finland
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“Like a fairytale!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2014

I did not visit the castle but the gardens and the surroundings were absolutely stunning! All the beautiful old trees and truly scenic views to the castle. There's a spooky old chapel as well.

Visited April 2013
Thank Johanna A
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Arundel, United Kingdom
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“Best castle in the UK”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

The library and gardens are amazing, but the whole castle is really interesting. The visit is well laid out and you really get the impression that lots of thought has been given to how visitors can best enjoy the castle. I think the library here is a match for Trinity College, Dublin.

Visited June 2013
1 Thank Sian L
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