• 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.

  • Celebrate Sussex Day with Sussex by the Sea!

    Make the most of the County's special day on the 16th June each year. Read our Sussex Day Blog

  • 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.

Things to do in Arundel

Arundel - the famous West Sussex market town 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. Read on to discover more.


Arundel is Here For You, with a clickable link to a You Tube video welcoming visitors to Arundel, West Sussex

Click the image above to view a video providing a warm welcome message from Arundel businesses.
Video credit Visit Arundel.co.uk


Arundel Castle. Check the website for current opening times and to book tickets

View the Castle's website for current opening details and ticket bookings  Picture credit: Arundel Castle

Plan your staycation in Arundel with the Castle and Cathedral as the highlights. Add to the experience and take time to explore the historic town and 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 & Ghost Experience!

Discover more with a  guided walk - there are several 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 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 you're sure to find something perfect just for you. 

Enjoy local nature and the water. 
Hire rowing boats at Swanbourne Lake, hire a self drive motor boat on the River Arun  and take a Boat Safari at Arundel Wetland Centre (WWT), a great way to relax,admire the wildlife and while away a few hours in glorious surroundings.

There are more 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 

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

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.


Call into the town's Visitor information Point  hosted by Arundel Museum 

Chat to the locals and collect a whole host of leaflet information on the town and surrounding area.


To really get the most from your visit to Arundel, look for the "Add to My Itinerary" button and add your favourites to your personal Itinerary Planner.


You may find our Accessibility, Getting hereGetting Around and Visitor Information pages helpful too.



Mill Road Leisure and Cafe

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Relax with a cup of tea or enjoy a game of tennis and putting at this site overlooked by Arundel Castle. Telephone: +44 (0)1903 884424 Open Easter to September only