• 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.

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

    Boating

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

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

    Arundel Castle events

    Enjoy regular interactive, family events at Arundel Castle, check out the What's On page

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

    Fishing

    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.

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!

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, take a boat trip on the River Arun  and the Boat Safaris at Arundel Wetland Centre, 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