• Arundel Castle appears as a sillhouette behind the nighttime festivities of Arundel Festival

    Contemporary culture

    Enjoy the many theatre, music and art events on offer in Arundel all year round, including the popular annual arts festival which takes place each August.

  • A woman smiles as she picks up a necklace hanging from a necklace display in an Arundel shop

    Boutique shopping

    Buy gifts, crafts, local food, jewellery and antiques on Arundel High Street, Queen Street and Tarrant Street.

  • Two boys in bright orange lifejackets and a girl in a blue lifejacket smile as they enjoy boating on Swanbourne Lake

    Things to do

    Enjoy great days out at Arundel's many family friendly attractions.

  • People eating outside by the River at the Black Rabbit pub Arundel

    Food and drink

    Eat out overlooking the River Arun in one of Arundel's pretty waterside pubs, cafés and restaurants.

  • Arundel Town Crier smiles dressed in a blue hat and waving a gold bell

    Heritage and tradition

    Traditions like the Town Crier live on in Arundel and are celebrated at events throughout the year.

Arundel tourist information

Quirky, fun and cosmopolitan, the modern market town of Arundel in West Sussex, is full of history and heritage, contemporary culture and fantastic leisure pursuits. Many people will know Arundel for two famous landmarks, Arundel Castle and Arundel Cathedral, which dominate its impressive skyline.

Roadworks triangle symbol

We understand that there are essential roadworks planned for 3 Sundays in October 2015 on the A27 south of Arundel, 
DIVERSIONS WILL BE IN PLACE and the town, attractions and businesses will be very much open for business.
Highways England advise that "There will be a full carriageway closure from Saturday 2000 to Monday 0500, with a temporary diversion for the following weekends:
03 October – 05 October - Full Closure 8pm - 5am
11 October – 12 October Sunday 5pm-5am only
17 October – 19 October - Full Closure 8pm - 5pm 
Saturday 24 October till Monday 26 October will be ued as a contingency for bad weather.
We understand that the latest news on any disruption will be posted at the Traffic England website after 6pm each evening
Please also see latest news from Arundel Town Council on Facebook and from the following local organisations
If you plan to visit Arundel during this time, why not consider travelling by train, there's a great service from all coastal towns and along the Arun Valley Line to Gatwick Airport and London Victoria.
However you travel you will be able to enjoy a great range of things to do for families, couples and groups including fishing, boating, wildlife watching, outdoor swimming and walks on the nearby South Downs – the UK’s newest national park.
Shop at independent retailers, antique markets and art galleries in the Georgian and Victorian town centre or eat out overlooking the River Arun in a pretty waterside pub, café or restaurant.
Each year Arundel plays host to some of Sussex’s most popular events, including Arundel Festival, Arundel Cathedral’s Feast of Corpus Christi and Arundel by Candlelight.
Take a look at the Accessible Sussex by the Sea page if accessibility information and guidance is required. 
There's so much to see and do, you'll need to stay overnight to fit it all in!

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