Castle Visitors' Information

Castle visits are "free flow": There are Guides in most rooms who will answer question and provide information about the Castle.

Guided tours can be arranged by application in advance.

‘Arundel Castle’ - a new hardback connoisseur guide book written by Dr John Martin Robinson, the Duke's Librarian, published in 2011, is available from the Castle Shop.

Facilities on the ground floor of the Castle:

Food & Drink

Our licensed counter service restaurant and our coffee shop offer full ranges of refreshments to tempt and delight our visitors, including a selection of hot and cold drinks, light lunches, cakes and pastries.

The Castle Shop

In the Castle Shop in the old Castle kitchens, you will discover a wide and interesting range of gift ideas for everyone

Lavatories / WC

Located adjacent to The Collector Earl's Garden and on the ground floor of the Castle.

Garden Tours

By advance booking only, minimum number 20 people.

Please contact our Information & Bookings Administrator on 01903 882173 extension 230 or for further information.

The Glasshouse

The Glasshouse with traditional and exotic plants are open and the Kitchen Gardens, with organically grown vegetables, may be viewed and there is something new in the flower gardens each year.

The Keep

After climbing the 131 steps up to the Keep, the views of the River Arun, the sea, the town and the Downs are worth the effort. Photographs cannot do it justice. Access closes at 4:30 pm, or sooner if dusk falls early.

Prams & Pushchairs

Please note that for conservation reasons and for practical reasons Prams & Pushchairs need to be left in the ‘buggy park’ on the lower ground floor at the main Duke Henry visitor entrance to the main Castle building.

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