Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9JW


Charming, stylish and full of history, the picturesque market town of Arundel in West Sussex is probably most famous for two stunning landmarks - Arundel Castle and Arundel Cathedral.

Enjoy a great range of things to do for families, couples and groups including fishing, boating, wildlife watching, outdoor swimming and walks on the nearby South Downs – the UK’s newest national park.

Things to do in Arundel

  • At Arundel Wetland Centre you can spot water voles from the boat safari, hand feed rare geese and stroll quiet pathways to observe Sussex wildlife.
  • Arundel Castle is a stately home and fortified castle that towers over the town offering grat views of the Sussex countryside. There's also a calendr of events throughout the year offering something different for every visit.
  • Learn about Arundel's fascinating history at the town's museum.
  • Arundel Cathedral was origianlly the Church of St. Philip Neri and only renamed in 1965 leaving Arundel as one of the only cathedral destinations not classified as a city.
  • Just 10 minutes from the centre of town is Amberley Museum, with 36 acres to explore and over 40 exhibits to visit, you can discover the South’s working past.

Shop at independent boutiques, antique markets and art galleries or eat out overlooking the River Arun in one of Arundel’s pretty waterside pubs, cafés and restaurants.

Each year Arundel plays host to some of Sussex’s most popular events, including Arundel Arts Festival, Arundel Food Festival and Arundel Cathedral’s Feast of Corpus Christi and magnificent Carpet of Flowers. Find more events in Sussex or look at the 'What's Nearby' listings below for more places to visit near Arundel.  You can also visit the Sussex by the Sea or Visit Arundel websites for more information and ideas.

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Situated just off  the A27 approximately half way between the cities of Portsmouth and Brighton and only 5 miles form Littlehampton on the South Coast.

Public Transport Directions

Arundel has a mainline rail station with frequent services to and from London Victoria, Gatwick Airport, Portsmouth, Brighton and the local towns of Bognor Regis, Littlehampton, Chichester and Worthing.

Contact the Visitor Information Centre +44 01903 882268 for more information and advice.


  • Arundel is Your Destination

What's Nearby

  1. Arundel Historic Tours

    Arundel Historic Tours Now incorporating Talks and ‘On Tour’ bringing Arundel alive…

    0.02 miles away
  2. Arundel Castle & Gardens

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

    0.05 miles away
  3. The Fitzalan Chapel

    Founded in 1380 by the 4th Earl of Arundel and situated in the grounds of Arundel Castle,…

    0.06 miles away
  1. Romantic Days Out in Arundel

    If you’re looking for weekends, short breaks or days out, Arundel is perfect for couples…

    0.09 miles away
  2. Arundel Museum

    Arundel Museum is the south coast’s newest museum, revealing the story of the historic…

    0.15 miles away
  3. Visit Arundel

    Arundel captures the essence of heritage, urban chic and country pursuits, all within a…

    0.22 miles away
  4. Arundel Cathedral of Our Lady & St Philip Howard

    A wonderful Victorian Gothic style cathedral adding to the impressive skyline of Arundel.…

    0.26 miles away
  5. Chalk Springs Fishery

    Spend a day fly fishing at Chalk Springs Fishery set in an attractive woodland valley a…

    0.6 miles away
  6. Arundel Wetland Centre

    A stunning nature reserve with guided boat trips through reedbeds, secluded spots to…

    1.03 miles away
  7. Brookfield Park

    A great place to walk, exercise and observe nature through the seasons.

    2.69 miles away
  8. Amberley Museum

    Find out why Amberley Museum is growing in popularity and information prior to your visit…

    3.09 miles away
  9. Littlehampton - Coastguard Station Beach

    Littlehampton - Coastguard Station Beach

    3.18 miles away
  10. Littlehampton Golf Club

    The oldest golf club and only links course to be found in West Sussex.

    3.35 miles away
  11. Littlehampton Harbour

    Littlehampton Harbour serves both leisure and commercial users and is a gateway to the…

    3.36 miles away
  12. Harbour Park

    Home to the sea, beach, riverside, picnic greens and buckets of laughs. A must do for any…

    3.61 miles away
  13. Littlehampton's Long Bench

    Located on Littlehampton promenade, home to a Quality Coast Award-winning beach, it’s…

    3.62 miles away
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Romantic Days Out in Arundel, ArunIf you’re looking for weekends, short breaks or days out, Arundel is perfect for couples - spanning the banks of the beautiful River Arun, the town lies between the magnificent South Downs and the Sussex coastline.