In a picturesque setting on the South Downs, historic Arundel is famous for its imposing castle and Gothic-style cathedral, and its narrow streets full of intriguing antique shops and tearooms.

Boat on River Arun
Boat on the river Arun

The area has two nature reserves, the Arundel Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre and Amberley Wild Brooks, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. From Arundel Town Quay take a boat trip up the River Arun to the picturesque village of Amberley, or down river to maritime Littlehampton.

Other attractive villages nearby include peaceful Burpham, Felpham, once home of poet William Blake, and picturesque Slindon, with the National Trust-owned Slindon Estate.

Events in the area include Arundel Cathedral’s Carpet of Flowers in May or June, Arundel Festival in August and events throughout the year at Arundel Castle and Amberley Chalkpits Museum.

Arundel Cathedral at sunset
Arundel Cathedral at sunset

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