• A mother helps her children dressed in bright orange lifejackets row in a white boat against a countryside backdrop at Swanbourne Lake


    Hire a self-drive motor boat and sail along the River Arun or try boating at Swanbourne Lake.

  • A young girl concentrates as she pulls back on a bow and arrow while being taught archery at Arundel Castle Pirate Day

    Pirate and Smugglers Day

    Enjoy regular interactive, family events such as Pirate and Smugglers Day at Arundel Castle.

  • A close up of a man dressed in white using a fishing reel


    The River Arun is a popular site for fishing and angling in Arundel, with local fisheries nearby.

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    Enjoy a coffee or go shopping while browsing for things to do in Arundel using tourism touchscreens.

Things to do in Arundel

This famous West Sussex market town is most well-known for its 11th Century Arundel Castle and stunning Victorian gothic cathedral, but great days out in Arundel don’t have to stop at a visit to these historic attractions.

Explore more of the area's rich history and heritage at Arundel MuseumSt Nicholas Church and nearby Amberley Museum and discover Arundel from a different perspective at Arundel Jailhouse and Ghost Experience!

There's a great choice of guided walks with different options hosted by qualified Blue Badge Guides, Arundel Museum or Arundel Walking Tours - this is a great way to really understand the history of the whole town.

Foodies are spoilt for choice in Arundel, with cafes, bars, restaurants and some great traditional English pubs too - just a small remnant of the 30 or so that used to serve the population in this once busy riverside port. Art and antique lovers will be happy at one of Arundel’s superb galleries and the treasure troves of antiques and collectables, If shopping is your 'bag' then the wide range of contemporary and traditional independent shops is impressive for such a small town and is sure to include something perfect just for you. 

For water and nature lovers, the rowing boats at Swanbourne Lakeboat trips on the River Arun  and the Boat Safaris at Arundel Wetland Centre, are a great way to relax,admire the wildlife and while away a few hours in glorious surroundings.
There are other ways to get active and explore the local countryside. Discover how to walk, cycle and ride in the area, especially as Arundel is one of the gateways to the South Downs National Park. For golfers, there's the nearby Hilton Avisford Park Golf Course a putting green and tennis courts at Mill Road Leisure and Café and swimmers can enjoy a few laps in Arundel’s popular outdoor Lido. And, for those who enjoy a flutter on the races, Fontwell Park Racecourse is nearby.
Arundel's what's on calendar is also full of fantastic arts, theatre, music and cultural events including the world famous Arundel Festival and Arundel by Candlelight, and there are even more town events to be found at the town's own Events Diary.
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  1. 1. Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre

    Attraction - Museums & Galleries

    A 36-acre open-air museum dedicated to the industrial heritage of the south east. Open February Half Term and March - October, plus Santa Fun days in December. Please read on for full opening days and times.T: +44 (0)1798 831370

    Amberley, West Sussex, BN18 9LT

  2. 2. Amble in Arundel

    Attraction - Walk - Self Guided

    A choice of three self guided walks of varying lengths, all starting from the pay and display car park in Mill Road, Arundel, opposite the Castle entrance

    Start near Mill Road Car Park, Mill Road, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 1BJ

  3. 3. Arun Sports Arena: Ford Indoor Football Arena

    Attraction - Sport & Leisure

    A state-of-the-art football facility that enables both youths and adults to enjoy the sport of football all year round. T: +44 (0)1903 719719

    Ford Airfield Industrial Estate, Ford, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 0HY

  4. 4. Arundel

    Attraction - Town / Village

    Quirky, fun and cosmopolitan!

    Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9AD

  5. 5. Arundel Bowling Club

    Attraction - Sport & Leisure

    The beautifully kept green of Arundel Bowling Club is sufficiently large enough to accommodate six full size rinks across its width or breadth. T: +44 (0)1903 883352

    Arundel Bowling Club, Mill Road, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9PA

  6. 6. Arundel Castle and Gardens

    Attraction - History & Heritage

    A towering stately home and fortified castle in the heart of Sussex by the Sea. The Castle is currently closed but will be open from Friday 30 March to Sunday 28 October 2018. Open Tuesdays to Sundays plus Good Friday, May & August Bank Holiday Mondays & August Mondays T: +44 (0)1903 882173. Click for more information.

    Arundel Castle, High Street, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9AB

  7. 7. Arundel Castle Collector Earl's Garden

    Attraction - Park / Garden

    The Castle’s newest formal garden was conceived as a light-hearted tribute to Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel (1585-1646), known as ‘The Collector Earl’. T: +44 (0)1903 882173

    High Street, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9AB

  8. 8. Arundel Castle Cricket Ground

    Attraction - Sport & Leisure

    Located near the Castle, Arundel Cricket Ground offers beautiful views over the Weald. T: +44 (0)1903 882462

    Arundel Park, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9LH

  9. 9. Arundel Cathedral

    Attraction - Church / Chapel

    A wonderful Victorian Gothic style cathedral which adds to Arundel's impressive skyline. T: +44 (0)1903 882297

    London Road, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9AY

  10. 10. Arundel Jailhouse and Ghost Experience

    Attraction - History & Heritage

    A 'frightfully' good tour with tales of local spirits in the ghostly prison cells beneath Arundel Town Hall. T: +44 (0)1903 889821

    Duke's Path, Arundel Town Hall, High Street, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9AP

  11. 11. Arundel Lido

    Attraction - Sport & Leisure

    With clear views of Arundel Castle in the background, Arundel Lido offers one of the most beautiful locations in England for open air swimming. T: +44 (0)1903 882404

    Queen Street, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9JG

  12. 12. Arundel Museum

    Attraction - Museums & Galleries

    Arundel Museum is the south of England's newest museum, revealing the story of the historic town of Arundel, and hosting a great range of exhibitions throughout the year. The museum is open daily between 10am to 4pm throughout the year. T: +44 (0)1903 885866.

    Mill Road, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9PA

  13. 13. Arundel Museum - Walking through History

    Attraction - Tour Guides

    Book a ticket and join one of a selection of guided walking toursof the town and experience the delights of 2000 years of rich and diverse history. T: +44 (0)1903 885866

    Mill Road, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9PA

  14. 14. Arundel Park

    Attraction - Park / Garden

    1,200 acres of open downland adjacent to Arundel Castle and close to the South Downs National Park, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. T: +44 (01903 883400

    Arundel Park, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9PA

  15. 15. Arundel Riding Centre

    Attraction - Sport & Leisure

    Riding lessons, hacking, stable management courses, pony days, riding holidays, children's shows and lots more! T: +44 (0)1903 882061.

    Park Place, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9BE

  16. 16. Arundel Walking Tours

    Attraction - Tour Guides

    Now located in a brand new shop in Tarrant Street, where the regular daily tour starts. Other guided tours can be booked by appointment. T: +44 (0)7858 470565

    5 Old Print Works, Tarrant Street, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9DG

  17. 17. Arundel Wetland Centre (WWT)

    Attraction - Animals & Wildlife

    Get nose to beak with nature, at WWT Arundel Wetland Centre. T: +44 (0)1903 883355

    Mill Road, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9PB

  18. 18. Back Arun Fishery

    Attraction - Sport & Leisure

    Bream, carp, perch and roach are all available to fish at this site overlooked by the stunning Arundel skyline. T: +44 (0)1903 715712

    The Causeway, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9JL

  19. 19. Bignor Roman Villa

    Attraction - History & Heritage

    One of the largest Roman villas found in Great Britain. View the longest mosaic (24m) amongst others, all in situ and under cover. The villa is accessible for wheelchair users. Open 7 days a week: March – October. T: +44 (0)1798 869259

    Bignor Lane, Bignor, Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 1PH

  20. 20. Blue Badge Accredited Tourist Guide, Frances Farrer- Brown

    Attraction - Tour Guides

    A Registered and experienced BLUE BADGE Tourist Guide, Frances is available for GUIDED WALKS, TALKS, TOUR GUIDE AND COACH TOURS employing her skills and talents in four distinct yet related areas. T: +44 (0)1903 724129

    Sandfield House, Lyminster Road, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 7PG


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