Historic Arundel is one of the top tourist destinations in West Sussex for good reason. It’s home to the famous Castle with its gothic Cathedral, as well as medieval buildings housing a range of tea-rooms, restaurants, galleries and shops.
Arundel Castle was built at the end of the 11th century and overlooks the town. It’s set in 40 acres of grounds and gardens, and is open to the public during part of each year.
Key Landmarks of Arundel
Apart from seeing the Castle, there are many things to do in Arundel. Here are just a few suggestions:
Visit the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, a short walk from Arundel town centre. This wildlife-rich habitat comprises 65 acres of wetlands bordering the River Arun and hosts regular tours and events for adults and children.
For local produce and other goods, there’s a farmers’ market which is usually held on the third Saturday of every month. If you’re visiting Arundel during August, there’s a popular annual arts festival.
And, of course, there are a number of local activities you can enjoy year-round, such as cruising up the River Arun to the Black Rabbit pub, boating on Swanbourne Lake, fishing, playing golf, horse-riding or simply walking the lovely South Downs nearby.
Arundel is just one of the places covered by the free Sussex Local magazine delivered by hand, by local people, every month. The Arundel edition of the magazine not only covers the town of Arundel itself, but also the following surrounding villages:
Burpham and Wepham