This property is NOT free for HHA Friends
NB this property does not offer free access to HHA Friends and Members.
The seat of The Dukes of Norfolk and set in 40 acres of sweeping grounds and gardens, Arundel Castle has been open to visitors seasonally for nearly 200 years. It is one of the treasure houses of England, each having its own unique place in history and is home to priceless works of art. Come and see paintings and furniture, tapestries and stained glass, china and clocks, sculpture and carving, heraldry and armour in stunning room settings.
Visitor Opening Times
Open Saturday 28 March to Sunday 1 November 2015.
Tuesdays to Sundays inclusive, Bank Holidays & August Mondays.
PLEASE NOTE THAT AS ARUNDEL CASTLE IS OWNED BY A REGISTERED CHARITY IT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE HHA FRIENDS SCHEME AND MEMBERS & FRIENDS WILL HAVE TO PAY AN ENTRANCE FEE TO VISIT THIS PROPERTY
Please note that these opening times are correct to the best of the HHA’s knowledge, as advised by the property. Opening times may change and a property may very occasionally need to close at short notice. We therefore recommend you check with the property before your visit, by phone or on the property’s website, especially if your journey is likely to be a long one.
Outside main Castle gates in Mill Road, Arundel if required.
There are designated Blue Badge parking spaces in the Arundel town car park in Mill Road opposite the main Castle gates. Please note that parking charges apply. Initial slope from Castle Gates to Castle, Gardens & Grounds.
A passenger buggy is available in the grounds – please enquire at the Ticket Office.
Castle – ground floor
Accessible via ramped entrance and passenger lift
Castle – first floor
Accessible via passenger lift (24" / 60cm wide)
Lavatories / WCs
Adapted WCs in Castle
Partly accessible, slopes, gravel paths.
Partly accessible, slopes, tarmac paths.
Ground floor. Level entrance
Ground floor. Level entrance
The Castle is built on a hill and there are some steep stairs and narrow passages, which can make mobility difficult. About 2/3 of the Castle interior is accessible to wheelchairs, subject to some width limits – please see above.
Please visit the National Disabled Access Guide – Arundel Castle at www.disabledgo.info for independent information about accessibility at Arundel Castle
The Castle can provide internal and external settings ranging from Medieval to Victorian. The Castle has been used for major features such as:
Henry VIII (Granada TV)
The Big Read (BBC TV)
The Madness of King George (AllAhoo Ltd)
The Prince and the Pauper (BBC TV)
Victoria and Albert (BBC TV)
Great Houses of the South (Meridian TV)
Royalty A-Z (Ardent Productions)
Bargain Hunt (BBC TV)
The Young Victoria
Arundel Castle provides fantastic opportunities for educational visits. With a colourful history stretching back nearly 1000 years it makes a perfect educational resource for many aspects of most Key Stages. Workbooks are available for students and teachers for Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 of the National Curriculum.
The aim of the Arundel Castle Educational Programme is to capture the imagination of students with a 'hands on' experience of history. This is achieved through work packs and question and answer sessions in the education room with an experienced guide and enhanced by handling historical objects.
Groups and special visits
The castle has been home to the Dukes of Norfolk and Earls of Arundel since the Norman Conquest. It contains a very rich collection of paintings, furnishings and artefacts. The castle will provide access for pre-booked groups (specialist or general) during and outside of, normal opening times (10.00 - 1700).
Tailor Made Facilities
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