From the splendour of Arundel Castle and the Roman City of Chichester to stunning countryside and coastal routes the area offers something for all visitors

Arundel Castle

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.

Arundel Castle

Arundel Castle & Gardens enjoyed another successful open season in 2015, welcoming close to 170,000 visitors through its gates. 

Open to visitors for more than 200 years, Arundel Castle continues to attract a steady stream of guests with its compelling events calendar and 40 acres of stunning grounds and gardens, as well as the Castle itself.

According to the 2015 Arundel Castle visitor survey, a massive 99% of this year’s visitors said that they would recommend a visit to Arundel Castle to their family and friends. Moreover, two thirds of respondents stated that there was ‘nothing to improve’ on their visitor experience of Arundel Castle.

Arundel Castle’s acclaimed gardens proved to be a favourite with visitors again, with a third of people naming the gardens as ‘most enjoyable’ element of their Castle experience.

Castle Manager Bryan McDonald commented: “We are delighted to have welcomed and entertained so many visitors this year – both first time visitors and returning guests".

“To receive such complimentary feedback is testament to the hard work of our conservation teams behind the scenes, our outstanding gardeners, our excellent catering and retail teams and guides, all of whom work tirelessly to create a memorable experience for everyone visiting the Castle.

“We extend our heartfelt thanks to all who have visited and supported Arundel Castle this year, and we look forward to another good year in 2016.”


The new formal garden at Arundel has been conceived as a light-hearted tribute to Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel (1585-1646), known as ‘The Collector’. He died in exile in Padua during the English Civil War and though his body was brought back to England and buried in the Fitzalan Chapel at Arundel, the elaborate tomb which he had specified in his will was never erected. This garden, adjoining the church, may now be an appropriate memorial for the future.

Arundel Castle Earls Garden

Opening & Prices

We will be open from Good Friday 25 March to Sunday 30 October. Tuesdays to Sundays inclusive, May Bank Holiday Mondays & August Mondays

The Collector Earl“s Garden, Gardens & Grounds 10.00 - 17.00
Fitzalan Chapel 10.00 - 17.00
Restaurant & Coffee Shop 10.00 - 16.30
Gift Shop 10.00 - 17.00
Castle Keep 10.00 - 16.30
Castle Rooms 12.00 - 17.00
Last admission 16.00

Chichester Cathedral
Chichester City Walls
Arundel Castle
Goodwood House
Uppark House
St Johns Chapel
Petworth House
Boxgrove Priory

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