Arundel is a picture postcard, almost fairytale type of town, dominated by its magnificent castle. The hilly and compact town centre is packed with lovely Georgian and Victorian houses and the High Street and Tarrant Street are full of unusual independent shops.
With so many attractive things to see and interesting things to do, Arundel gets pretty busy in summer.
A great way to see Arundel is to visit during the Arundel Gallery Trail, which allows you to tour many of the private houses in the town looking at the exhibits.
Just walking around Arundel is a great way to pass time as Arundel town centre is packed with interesting buildings and fine old houses, especially Maltravers Street at the top of the hill, which is lined with the grandest houses of all.
Most visitors, of course, want to look round Arundel Castle, but there are plenty of other attractions in and around Arundel, like the Catholic Cathedral, the River Arun and the lovely Arun Valley, with beautiful villages like Amberley and Burpham.
Parking in Arundel can be fiddly at times, but getting around on foot is easy and enjoyable and there is relatively little traffic in the town centre.
What's on in ArundelFind out what's on in and around Arundel.
Arundel AttractionsThe River Arun runs through the town and, a short walk north of the Castle and the Arundel Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre is an important bird life conservation centre.
The impossibly beautiful village of Amberley is a few miles north of Arundel. Walk around the village or climb up to the top of Amberley Mount for breathtaking views of the Weald of Sussex to the north and the Arun Valley to the south.
On the opposite side of the Arun valley lie the tiny villages of Warningcamp and Burpham. Burpham has a really good pub and is a good base from which to make walks through the valley.
Things to do in ArundelSee our listings of things to do in Arundel from the Arundel Ghost trail to River Trips and more.
Arundel sports clubsFull details of all the sports clubs in Arundel including Arundel FC and the Arundel cricket clubs, fishing and boating.
Places to visit near ArundelJust along the A27, Denmans Gardens at Fontwell is a small but perfectly formed modern garden which is definitely worth a trip.
A few miles to the north of Arundel, Parham House is one of the most beautiful Elizabethan mansion houses.
Fontwell Racecourse is only a few miles away and Goodwood is only a little further away.
Good local websiteIf you can't find what you're looking for at West Sussex.info, then you could do a lot worse than to look at the excellent Arundel.org.uk website.
Main towns near ArundelBognor Regis Chichester Littlehampton Steyning Worthing
- Arundel Castle
- Arundel Cathedral
- Amberley Working Museum
- Denmans Gardens, Fontwell
- Hiorne's Tower, Arundel
- Sussex history timeline
- Monarch's Way trail
- The Arun
- South Stoke
- Bognor Regis
- Burgess Hill
- East Grinstead
- Haywards Heath