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  • Aerial view of Arundel Castle
  • The Castle Armoury
  • Agapanthus by the Arundel Castle Vinery
  • Allium Extravaganza
  • The Collector Earl's Garden - April's Tulip Festival
  • 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.

    Founded 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Agapanthus by the Arundel Castle Vinery

  • During May & June 2017 eruptions of pom-pom headed alliums will burst into bloom at Arundel Castle.

    Exploding into flower with bright blooms towering over neighbouring plants, it’s easy to see why alliums are a firm favourite with the nation’s gardeners and nicknamed the ‘fireworks of gardening’.

    The allium display can be seen throughout the Walled Gardens at Arundel Castle with over fourteen varieties on show, some of which may grow up to five feet high.

    Head Gardener Martin Duncan explains: “This allium display brings a fresh new burst of colour and intrigue to the Collector Earl’s Gardens and will be the perfect follow up to the Tulip Festival. We have deliberately selected tall ornamental alliums to create the illusion of them bursting like fireworks above neighbouring flowers. With names like ‘Mount Everest’ it’s easy to understand the visual impact that these flowers will deliver and why they are such a talking point in the gardens”.

  • Discover the exciting and innovative Walled Gardens at Arundel Castle

    The Collector Earl's Garden
    English Herbaceous Borders
    Cut Flower Garden
    Organic Kitchen Garden
    Glass Houses
    White Garden
    Rose Garden
    Tulip Festival
    Allium Extravaganza

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Castle Siege 2017

Castle Siege 2017

27 - 29 May, 2017

It is 1485 and Richard III is King of England. Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond has laid claim to the throne and landed in Wales, supported by French forces. Seeing an opportunity a French force has also crossed the channel, seized the Kings Ordinance (artillery) and surrounded the castle at Arundel. The French intend to hold the Earl of Arundel’s fortress so allowing a stronger invasion force to cross from France, sail up the River Arun, and so into the heart of Sussex. Although there was no historical siege of Arundel Castle in the 15th century,…

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The Castle Gardens

The Castle Gardens

Stroll through the tranquil grounds where you will discover different themed gardens

Explore the Gardens

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