Steeped in history, the modern market town of Arundel with its magnificent castle sits majestically in the Arun Valley.

Capturing the essence of heritage, urban chic and active pursuits, it combines one thousand years of history with contemporary art galleries, exquisite boutiques, delightful drinking spots, and a thriving events calendar, making it a great place to relax and unwind.

It’s easy to explore the wonder of the South Downs National Park by foot or bike from here, and there are plenty of opportunities to take to the water, from a leisurely row on a lake, to a picturesque kayak on the river.

Whether you’re looking for family fun, a romantic break or a base for a group trip, Arundel’s location makes it easy to explore nearby hidden gems.


Arundel Castle and flowers

Why not visit

Arundel Castle – soak up the castle’s history, then head to the gardens to admire their beauty.

Swanbourne Lodge boating lake – hire a rowing boat in a picturesque setting, and enjoy the walk around the lake.

Arundel Lido –  Swim, sunbathe or simply relax at this wonderful outdoor Lido, open from May to September.

Goldmark Brewery – book a brewery tour, and check out the range of award-winning craft beer and ales.

For more information, visit Sussex by the Sea.

Local guides

Get inspiration for things to do, places to stay and experiences to remember in Arundel with the help of our local guides.


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