Arundel Castle Gardens

One of Britain's most important castles and home to the Dukes of Norfolk and Earls Marshal to the monarch.

Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9PA

Arundel Castle, West Sussex

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Free for members
  • Accessible loos
  • Accessible parking
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Charged parking
  • Easily accessible without car
  • Facilities for children
  • Garden only
  • Mostly wheelchair accessible
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Picnic area
  • Shop
for the latest information.
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Access statement available
  • Accessible parking
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Set high on a hill, this great castle commands the local Sussex landscape with magnificent views across the South Downs and the River Arun.

From its 11th-century Norman Keep to the grandeur of its State Rooms with their stunning art and the glorious gardens, Arundel Castle will appeal to a wide range of visitors.

The castle is set within over 40 acres of stunning grounds in the South Downs area with a backdrop of soaring towers.

Gardens and grounds free to members. Closed Mondays except bank holidays and during August. Free entry not valid on event days or in April.

Opening Times

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

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28 March – 3 November.

Closed on Mondays, except Bank Holidays and throughout August.

Gardens 10.00am – 5.00pm
Keep 10.00am – 4.30pm
Castle rooms 12.00pm – 5.00pm
Last admission 4.00pm

Only the gardens are free to members; a full castle and gardens ticket must be purchased to enter the castle. Upgrades from garden to castle & garden tickets are available (on days when Historic Houses entry is valid).


Historic House members visit for free, gardens and grounds only. *April & event days not included.

Historic Houses members wishing to visit the Castle must pay the standard entry fee.

Adult: £27 (or £29 including bedrooms)

Child: £12

Family: £66 (or £70 including bedrooms)

Non-members wishing to visit the gardens only must pay the standard entry fee.

Gardens Adult: £15

Child: £7

More admission details

Group Visits

Please see Arundel Castle website.


Educational Visits

Please see Arundel Castle website.


for the latest information.
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Access statement available
  • Accessible parking
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Let us know here

Getting here

Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9PA

Midway between Portsmouth and Brighton on the A27.

Arundel railway station (10 minutes walk) has frequent connections to London Victoria, Gatwick airport and along to Southampton. Bus service 700 along the south coast route.

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Parking is available by purchase.

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Arundel Castle & Gardens: In Pictures

A full day of exploring

Exploring the castle’s interior takes you on a journey from its earliest foundations in 1067, through a royal visit by Queen Victoria, past paintings by Van Dyck, Gainsborough and Canaletto to the wonderful private chapel and the grandeur of the Barons’ Hall.

Discover the gardens which surprise the visitor, with its quirky and original designs, including the Stumpery and the sub tropical borders.

Looking to visit Arundel Castle & Gardens?

Exploring Arundel Castle and it’s magnificent gardens requires a full day to fully enjoy. Open from April to October annually (Tuesdays to Sundays), you can choose to visit the castle, the gardens, or both. And if you’re a Historic Houses member, you can enjoy free entry to explore the gardens from May to October.

If you’re interested in joining Historic Houses as a member, you can find out more about membership below. Members enjoy free access to almost three hundred independently owned historic houses across the UK for free using their membership card, as well as a quarterly magazine and monthly online lectures about the houses.

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