Our story begins in 1067 and continues to the present day. Many of the original features such as the Norman Keep, medieval Gatehouse and Barbican survive.
This is where the whole family can have fun learning about our castle's sieges with interactive exhibits, games and costumes.
Between the 1870s and 1890s the house was almost completely rebuilt and the magnificent architecture in Gothic style is considered to be one of the great works of Victorian England.
Learn from our friendly guides about 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 where you will discover inspiring gardens.
Get involved in our historical events and cheer on your champion knight.
Arundel Castle is my favorite castle in the UK, and it lies on the south coast of England in the county of Sussex.
Its history goes back a thousand years and this is reflected in its architecture. The ancient keep and battlements are the oldest area of the castle and lie partly in ruins; but the rest of the castle is a magnificent stately home, complete with an enormous hall full of treasures.
Some of the rooms are set out as miniature museums showing what life was like in medieval times and also during the civil war. Arundel Castle has belonged to the same family for hundreds of years, and they still live there today.
The gardens are equally as impressive especially in the springtime during the annual tulip festival, when thousands of bulbs bloom at once. The gardens are filled with water features including a crown that appears to float on a fountain.
In short, Arundel Castle is unmissable inside and out and is worth making the effort to get to! By Emily Cole from Kids and Compass - https://www.kidsandcompass.com/arundel-castle-with-kids/