Arundel sits at the midpoint of the South Downs, and is named after the River Arun, which passes through the western part of the town. The town is steeped in history, and was mentioned in the Norman Domesday Book.
Arundel is on the main coast road through West Sussex, the A27, which runs east to Worthing, Brighton and Hove, and west to Chichester, Portsmouth and Southampton. The A284 links Arundel to nearby Littlehampton to the south and London via the A29.
Arundel is very compact, and you can easily discover it's charms on foot, although the High Street is set on a very steep hill. Take your time and make the climb up the hill via St Nichola'Church to the Cathedral, well worth the climb.
- Arundel Castle, ☎ , e-mail: email@example.com. Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10.00-17.00. 11th century castle and gardens, one of the most complete and impressive castles remaining in Britain. Admission £9.00 for adults, £7.50 for Keep and Gardens only.
- Arundel Cathedral, London Road, ☎ , e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Founded by Henry, 15th Duke of Norfolk, the building was completed on 1st July 1873 to the designs of Joseph Hansom, inventor of the Hansom cab.
- Zimmer Stewart Gallery, Tarrant Street, ☎ , e-mail: email@example.com. Established in 2003 this contemporary art gallery shows new and established artists in a rolling programme of 8-10 exhibitions each year.
- Buy art and antiques - Arundel is full of antique shops and galleries.
- Visit the Wildlife and Wetlands Trust, Trout Farm and Swanborne Lake.
- Visit the Museum.
- Swim in the outdoor swimming pools during the summer months.
- Mill Road Putting Green & Tea Room.
- Nineveh House, Tarrant Street, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Formerly Trinity Chapel, early Victorian building - 1837 to 1981 - raised by the Congregational Dissenters under the Rev Orlando Thomas Dobbin to replace the Old Chapel two doors down (now Larkin's Supermarket)- open daily as an antiques store.
- White Hart, 12 Queen Street (If you're approaching Arundel from the train station, the pub is on your right hand side, just before you reach the river.), ☎ . Real ale and pub food, reports of dodgy pints have been heard. Quite expensive: £2.50 for a pint.
- Pizza Express, 33 High Street.
- China Palace, Chinese Restaurant, 67 High Street. Tel - (01903) 883702. Note, this restaurant is slightly on the higher priced range, but is known throughout the area for its high quality food and polite service.
Arundel has many pubs located around the town:
- The Eagle, 41 Tarrant Street.
- The Kings Arms, 36 Tarrant Street.
- The Norfolk Arms Hotel, 22 High Street.
- The Red Lion, 45 High Street.
- The St. Mary's Gate, London Road.
- The Swan Hotel, 27-29 High Street.
- The Black Rabbit, near the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust.
There are a number of hotels and places to stay in and around Arundel.
- Norfolk Arms Hotel, High Street, BN18 9AB, ☎ . From £45.
- Comfort Inn, ☎ . Junction A27/A284
- Warning Camp Youth Hostel
Other places of interest in the Arundel area:
- The South Downs
- The village of Amberley (West Sussex)
- Littlehampton seaside town, located only four miles away. Regular bus service to and from Littlehampton available.