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.

The Visit has been timed so that, if you wish, you can enjoy the annual display of tulips in the Castle gardens.

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.

It makes for a lovely day out, whether you are visiting the castle, the museum or walking around the shops and cafés.

The trip is open to all HIU3A members and costs £23 which covers coach hire and driver's gratuity. You are free to decide what to do on the day.

Some suggestions

Arundel Castle and gardens built in 1067, many of the original features such as the Norman Keep, medieval Gatehouse and Barbican survive. Guided tours will introduce you to the finely preserved interior with its fascinating furniture, tapestries and rare collection of paintings by renowned artists including Van Dyck, Gainsborough and Canaletto. Stroll through the tranquil grounds to discover inspiring gardens.

Arundel Cathedral was founded by the 15th Duke of Norfolk, designed by Joseph Hansom and opened in 1873. Its striking features are its French Gothic architecture as well as the wheel window at the west end and is situated in a prominent position at the top of the hill.

For those with an interest in local history, the Arundel Museum is a fascinating destination, offering insights into the town's rich heritage through its diverse collection of artifacts and exhibits.

There are several walking opportunities including one around Swanbourne Lake perhaps combined with a visit to the Black Rabbit pub next to the river (advance booking recommended).

Arundel is served by a wide variety of shops and boutiques - click here for some details.


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