Arundel (England)

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Arundel Castle

Arundel is a historical town in West Sussex in the South East of England.

Understand[edit]

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.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

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.

By train[edit]

Arundel is linked by train to Littlehampton Bognor Regis & Worthing to the south, plus Chichester, Portsmouth and Brighton. Regular daily services operate from London Victoria and Gatwick Airport.

Get around[edit]

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.

By bus[edit]

The town is serviced by buses operated by Stagecoach and Compass Travel.

By taxi[edit]

There is taxi rank at Arundel Station and information can be found at Arundel Visitor Information Centre

See[edit]

  • Arundel Castle +44 1903 882173, e-mail: . 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. [1]
  • Arundel Cathedral +44 1903 882297, e-mail: . London Road, 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. [2]
  • Zimmer Stewart Gallery +44 1903 885867, e-mail: . Tarrant Street, Established in 2003 this contemporary art gallery shows new and established artists in a rolling programme of 8-10 exhibitions each year. [3]

Do[edit]

  • 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 HouseTarrant Street, e-mail: . 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.


Eat[edit]

  • White Hart12 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.),  +44 1903 882374. Real ale and pub food, reports of dodgy pints have been heard. Quite expensive: £2.50 for a pint.
  • Pizza Express33 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.


Drink[edit]

Arundel has many pubs located around the town:

  • The Eagle41 Tarrant Street.
  • The Kings Arms36 Tarrant Street.
  • The Norfolk Arms Hotel22 High Street.
  • The Red Lion45 High Street.
  • The St. Mary's Gate, London Road.
  • The Swan Hotel27-29 High Street.
  • The Black Rabbit, near the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust.

Sleep[edit]

There are a number of hotels and places to stay in and around Arundel.

Go next[edit]

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.
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