Visitors Information

In and around Arundel there are some interesting activities and places to eat that you can indulge in.

The town of Arundel itself is dominated by the Castle, which is the second largest in England. Originally established at the time of the Norman Conquest, this impressive building later became the home of the Dukes of Norfolk, hereditary Earls Marshall of England. It was obviously a wise move since successive members of the family have remained in residence for over 400 years!

This place is absolutely worth a visit. Just remember that it is closed between November to April

The town is truly a visitors dream come true. Apart from the beautiful architecture of this lovely Georgian market town there are also some interesting individual shops to look around. All these are set in the quaint narrow streets. The place is full of antique shops and eating places, all set above the tranquil setting of the River Arun. The Cathedral is open all year round and there is no entry fee there. It is a beautiful place and its serene atmosphere will just lure you in.

There are also some scenic areas you can just wander through while enjoying the breath taking beauty of the place. This includes a 4 mile route from Arundel Park towards Amberly and Houghton. The other places to visit nearby include Chichester, Petworth, Goodwood, Singleton and fishbourne just to name a few.

Here are some links that covers a number of interesting attractions in the area....

HORSERACING Goodwood; Fontwell Park
MOTOR-RACING  Goodwood Festival of Speed
RIDING Riding schools and stables - check local press
FISHING and DIVING Ivan's Charters; Vernon's Charters
WALKING A West Sussex County Council guide
SHOOTING Local shooting estates - check specialist press
BIRD-WATCHING Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (Arundel)
SAILING Contact local yacht clubs or check specialist press
ARUNDEL Historic town, castle, cathedral, antiques and Festival
CHICHESTER Historic town Festival Theatre and cathedral
HOUSES Petworth; Parham; Uppark
GARDENS Denmans Gardens; West Dean Gardens
RAILWAYS The Bluebelle Railway
MUSEUMS Weald and Downland; Amberley Working Museum
CHURCHES St Andrew, Ford; St Mary, Climping (both XI century)