Arundel Castle in West Sussex is nearly 1,000 years old.
The order to build the glorious Castle was given on Christmas Day in 1067 by Roger de Montgomery, Earl of Arundel, and construction began in 1068. It is the ancestral seat and family home of the Duke of Norfolk, and one of the largest inhabited and complete castles in England.
Commanding the landscape amongst 40 acres of stunning grounds and gardens, and steeped in a millennium of history, Arundel Castle is a jewel in the crown of UK visitor attractions.
Arundel remains a covetable location, with the Castle a stunning centrepiece. One of its oldest features, the 30-foot tall Norman Motte and Keep, provides breath-taking views across the nearby River Arun, the South Downs and a spectacular panoramic vista of West Sussex, showing that today, just as in the 11th Century, Arundel is the gateway to the south.
Arundel Castle proudly plays host to an action-packed calendar of events, providing professional historical interpretations of periods throughout the Castle’s impressive 1,000-year history. One of the most popular events is the International Medieval Joust Week which demonstrates the best in horsemanship and chivalry from professional Knights from around the world.
Arundel Castle, its grounds and gardens are open seasonally from 2nd April to 3rd 2019, Tuesday – Sunday, Mondays in August and Bank Holiday Mondays. Tickets are priced from £11.
With so much to enthral and entertain visitors of all ages, Arundel Castle has earned its place as an unmissable visitor attraction in the South, just as Arundel has proven itself a not-so-hidden gem in the region.