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 9AB

Arundel Castle, West Sussex

Experience this house


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
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Access statement available
  • Accessible parking
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.
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.

Opening Times


1 April – 30 October.

Closed on Mondays, except bank holidays and in August.

Gardens 10.00am – 5.00pm
Keep 11.00am – 4.30pm
Castle rooms 12.00pm – 5.00pm
Last admission 4.00pm

Subject to Government COVID-19 guidelines.

Only the gardens are free to members; a full castle and gardens ticket must be purchased to enter the castle.

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.

See their website to double check their opening times


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

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

Adult: £23

Child: £10

Family: £56

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

Adult: £13

Child: £6

More admission details

Group Visits

We are delighted to welcome groups. There are a number of options available and we would be pleased to discuss your requirements.

Group Free Flow Visits during Normal Opening Times, 2018 rates:

Adults £18.00
Seniors and students £16.00
Children £10.50

Minimum 20 people, booking advised.

Find out more.

Educational Visits

We have an education team who provide:

  • Guided tours
  • Hands-on active learning workshops
  • Self guided guidance notes for teachers
  • Teacher training sessions and guidance
  • Leisure and tourism talks

Find out more on our website.

  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Access statement available
  • Accessible parking
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

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.

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