• 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.

  • 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, heritage, contemporary culture and charm.

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Many people will know Arundel for two famous landmarks, Arundel Castle and Arundel Cathedral, which dominate its impressive skyline.

But there's so much more to enjoy with a great range of things to do 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 and find a host of great places to eat and drink in the town centre or by the  River Arun.
 
Each year Arundel plays host to some of the most popular events in Sussex including Arundel Festival an amazing ten days in August; Arundel Cathedral’s Feast of Corpus Christi - traditionally 60 days after Easter and Arundel by Candlelight  in December.
 
Arundel Museum hosts the Visitor Information Point in a modern building opposite the Castle entrance and next to the main car and coach park, so make sure you call in to find out the town's history, choose from a range of information leaflet, book a guided walk and much more.
 
There's so much to see and do, you'll need to stay overnight to fit it all in! Take a look at the Accessible Sussex by the Sea page if accessibility information and guidance is required. 
 
 
 

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Arundel Festival, 10 days in August

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Arundel Cathedral

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