Historic Houses' members visit free. Interested in joining? Find out more.

Overview

Gardens and grounds free to members.

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.

Over 40 acres of grounds with a backdrop of soaring towers provide the ideal venue for our exciting programme of events, including our 6 day international joust tournament in July.

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.


Opening
Opening

Gardens only. Good Friday to 28 October: Tuesday to Sunday (closed Mondays except Bank Holidays), 10am to 5pm (last admission 4pm).

 

Find Us
Find us

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.

  • Offers bike storage
Parking

Car park on site

  • 3 hours £2.50. All day £5.

Taxi

Castle Cars 01903 884444

Admission
Admission

Historic House members visit for free, gardens and grounds only.

Various prices for non-members.

More admission details

Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Access statement available
  • Accessible parking
Group Visits
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.

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Things to See

Fun Facts
  • The Duke of Norfolk is the Earl Marshal of England
  • There is a collection of items from Mary Queen of Scots

Weddings


Corporate Hire

School 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