Places to Go smaller logo Arundel Castle South of England logo small

S of E links logo
Home Button
Arundel Castle
Bodiam Castle
Brighton Sussex
Canterbury (feature)
Chartwell
Chatham Historic Dockyard
Crystal Palace
Dover Castle
Down House
Hever Castle
Ightham Mote
Leeds Castle
Leonardslee Gardens
Saint Hill Manor
Scotney Castle
Sheffield Park Gardens
Sissinghurst Castle Garden
Weald & Downland Museum
Wisley Gardens
The thumbnails below are linked to larger pictures

Arundel Castle from the River Arun View of the downs from the battlements The imposing North Wing of the Castle
Arundel Castle is a stately home as well as an ancient castle and is located in a commanding position on a hill in West Sussex overlooking the River Arun, originally constructed to defend the approaches to Sussex from attack.

The Castle construction began as a motte (artificial mound ) and a gatehouse in the 11th century by Roger de Montgomery, Earl of Arundel a loyal Baron of William the Conqueror. Subsequently the Castle became the family home of the Dukes of Norfolk and their ancestors for over 850 years. The present building is the result of massive restoration carried out by the 15th Duke of Norfolk between 1875 and 1900. It was one of the first English country houses to be fitted with electric light, lifts and central heating. The building plan bears a great similarity with Royal Windsor Castle.

The results of all this history are housed in the Castle in the form of fine furniture dating from the 16th century, tapestries, clocks, and fine paintings by Van Dyck, Gainsborough, Mytens, Reynolds and others. This combined with the magnificent views of beautiful Sussex downland and out to sea, plus 30 acres of grounds including several gardens, make for an excellent day out.

Arundel is located off the A27 South Coast road between Chichester and Brighton.
*Link to official site for viewing Visitor Information*
Arundel Drawing Room Arundel Dining Room The Castle quadrangle