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Welcome to Arundel Castle & Gardens - Ancient Castle, Stately Home & Gardens
Set high on a hill in West Sussex, this great Castle commands the landscape with magnificent views across the South Downs and the River Arun.
Built at the end of the 11th Century, it has been the family home of the Dukes of Norfolk and their ancestors for nearly 1000 years.
Arundel Castle is one of the longest inhabited country houses in England. Many of the original features such as the crenellated Norman keep, gatehouse and barbican and the lower part of Bevis Tower survive. Between the 1870s and 1890s the house was almost completely rebuilt and the magnificent architecture in Gothic style is considered to be one of the great works of Victorian England.
Enjoy the grandeur of the finely preserved interior with its fascinating furniture, tapestries and rare collection of paintings by renowned artists including Van Dyck, Gainsborough and Canaletto.
Discover the exciting and innovative Walled Gardens at Arundel Castle
An opportunity for visitors to meet pirates and smugglers from the 18th and 19th Centuries in the Keep and Barbican.
See weapons and costume demonstrations and have-a-go at some of the small crafts of the period such as wheel braiding, and finger braiding. In addition there will be story telling aimed and children and adults.
10am to 1pm / 2pm to 4pm - Demonstrations and displays in the Keep & Barbican
11am; 12noon; 2pm; 3pm - Story Teller in the South Passage
11.30am; 12.30pm; 2.30pm - Costume & weapons display…Read More
Stroll through the tranquil grounds where you will discover different themed gardens