Arundel Festival, West Sussex
Arundel Town during Arundel Festival (c) Charlie Waring

Introducing Arundel

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

The 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.

Arundel, West Sussex
Arundel boats (c) Sheila Mills
Arundel Castle Photo © Philip Halling (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Key Landmarks of Arundel

Apart from seeing the Castle, there are many things to do. Here are just a few suggestions:

First of all, visit the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, a short walk from the 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.

Also, a farmers’ market is usually held on the third Saturday of every month. So you can find local produce and other goods here. In addition, there’s a popular annual arts festival. This is on if you are visiting during August.

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 also covers the following surrounding villages:

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