Arundel is a historic market town and is home to the impressive Arundel Castle and Arundel Cathedral. Arundel Castle was built by Roger de Montgomery in 1067 and is now the seat of the Duke of Norfolk. Arundel was a small market town back in the 1800s, but its population grew considerably through the 19th century and is now a popular tourist destination due to its beautiful listed buildings and scenic surroundings.

There’s just something about the historic feel of the town, paired with the independent shops, architecture and old-world charm, that makes it a town we love to visit. At Christmas, the festive lights also add to the cosy yet stylish atmosphere of the town which makes it a truly magical place.

Arundel makes for a lovely day out, whether you are visiting the castle or walking around the shops or stopping by a café for lunch. The Black Rabbit pub is a lovely stop along the river on a sunny day and you can also walk around Swanbourne Lake nearby. For things to do, you can enjoy a game of putting at Mill Road Putting Green, enjoy the farmer’s market, visit the museum or hire a rowing boat on Swanbourne Lane – the list is endless!

Have a look at our favourite things to do in Arundel and recommendations on Arundel cafes by viewing the links below.

How to Get to Arundel

By Train – Trains run from London Victoria approximately every 30 minutes and take about 1 hour 25 minutes. Arundel train station is a short 5-minute walk to the town centre.

By Car – There is a pay and display car park on Mill Road or you can sometimes find a space along Mill Road itself. Other car parks include the Fitzalan Car Park and Crown Yard Car Park all of which are a short walk to the town centre.

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