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What's on this week at Arundel Castle & Gardens


Type:Castle / Fort

High Street, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9AB

Tel: +44 (0)1903 882173

What's on this week at Arundel Castle & Gardens


The towering stately home and fortified castle in the heart of Sussex by the Sea!

This towering stately home and fortified castle has been the seat of the Dukes of Norfolk and their ancestors since 1067. The castle conceals a very fine collection of furniture, paintings, clocks, tapestries, armour and much, much more, including personal possessions of Mary, Queen of Scots.

With dozens of events taking place from April until October half term, why not see what's on this week at Arundel Castle and tie in your trip with some seasonal fun.

Wander in the tranquil grounds and magnificent 14th century Fitzalan Chapel and stroll through the newly restored Victorian kitchen and flower gardens. Discover rich history and heritage from guides renowned for their professionalism and friendliness. Special guided tours for groups of 20+. Arundel Castle plays a starring role in the 2009 film, THE YOUNG VICTORIA, starring Emily Blunt. The Film charts Queen Victoria’s journey to the throne and opened in cinemas across the country in March 2009.

Arundel's picturesque medieval castle is the backdrop in several key scenes and its wonderful features play stand in for some very famous locations such as the Chapel Royal, St. James’s Palace and St. Georges Hall at Windsor Castle.

The Collector Earl's Garden, another new attraction, was opened by HRH The Prince of Wales on 14th May 2008. This new formal garden at Arundel has been conceived as a light-hearted tribute to Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel (1585-1646), known as ‘The Collector’. The garden occupies about a third of the area of the Georgian and Victorian walled kitchen garden, and is divided into formal courts with a centre canal pond and tufa-lined cascade.

Sorry no dogs except registered assistance dogs. Open Tuesday to Sundays inclusive, and August Mondays and Bank Holiday Mondays. Grounds & Gardens 10am - 5.00pm Restaurant & Coffee Shop - 4.30pm Castle Shop 10.00am - 5.00pm Castle Keep 10.00am - 4. Last admission 4pm.


Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre - The entrance is at Mill Road, close to the town centre
  • No Smoking Attraction

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing
  • Children's Meals
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Highchair(s) available

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • Parking (charge) - Pay & Display Car Park directly opposite the entrance in Mill Road
  • Railway station within walking distance
  • Secure cycle parking


  • Cafe
  • Catering for groups
  • Catering Provided
  • Refreshments Available
  • Restaurant
  • Vegetarians catered for

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 1 - 7 hours
  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Min group size - 20
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

  • All weather attraction
  • Garden / Grounds for visitors use
  • Gift shop
  • Groups welcome
  • Guided tours by arrangement
  • Licensed for alcohol
  • Open on bank holidays
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Special Opening for Groups by Arrangement
  • Toilets

Specialist Features

  • Cyclists welcome
  • Educational Groups
  • Information Point
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted


Map & Directions

Road Directions


Located just off the A27 midway between Chichester and Worthing, in the town of Arundel. Follow the signs for Arundel town centre. The main entrance is in Mill Road with a Pay and Display Car park directly opposite the entrance.

Public Transport Directions

Mainline Rail Station at Arundel , approximately 10 minutes walk. Turn left into Station Road. Take 2nd exit onto The Causeway (sigposted Arundel Town Centre) Continue forward into Queen Street and over the River Arun bridge. At the mini roundabout turn right into Mill Road. The Castle entrance is on the left.


  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2018 Tourism South East Member 2018 2018

Opening Times

Open (1 Apr 2018 - 2 Nov 2018)

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