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Stroll through the tranquil grounds where you will discover different themed gardens

Eat out overlooking the River Arun in one of Arundel's pretty waterside pubs, cafés and restaurants.

The town also has its own cricket ground at the castle, often cited as being one of the country's most picturesque.[13] It hosts Sussex County Cricket Club for a number of games each season.

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With The Yarnsmith of Norwich Story Teller, and a variety of craft, and weapons demonstrations of the 18th century, there’s something for all to do and see.

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.

Arundel civil parish occupies an area somewhat larger than its built-up clusters, with the old town towards the north and the new to the south, separated by a main road.[8]

Arundel is home to one of the oldest Scout Groups in the world. 1st Arundel (Earl of Arundel's Own) Scout Group was formed in 1908 only a few weeks after Scouting began.[12] Based in an HQ in Green Lane Close, it has active sections of Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts and Scouts.

Hundreds of events over a jam-packed ten days, listed day-by-day

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Buy gifts, crafts, local food, jewellery and antiques on Arundel High Street, Queen Street and Tarrant Street.

Enjoy great days out at Arundel's many family friendly attractions.

Arundel town is a major bridging point over the River Arun as it was the lowest road bridge until the opening of the Littlehampton swing bridge in 1908. Arundel Castle was built by the Normans to protect that vulnerable fairly wooded plain to the north of the valley through the South Downs. The town later grew up on the slope below the castle to the south.[9] The river was previously called the Tarrant and was renamed after the town by antiquarians in a back-formation.

An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward stretches north to Houghton with a total population as taken at the 2011 census of 4,298.[7]

Visit Arundel Wetland Centre and experience a day out like no other. There really is something for everyone.

We’re always on the lookout for volunteers to join our committee and help out at the Festival.

The River Arun is a popular site for fishing and angling in Arundel, with local fisheries nearby.

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Agapanthus by the Arundel Castle Vinery

On 6 July 2004, Arundel was granted Fairtrade Town status.[10]

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There's a great choice of guided walks with different 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.

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A popular etymology, reflected in the municipal coat of arms, connects the Norman French word for "swallow", aronde.[6]

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The town itself lies outside the boundaries of the South Downs National Park.

Traditions like the Town Crier live on in Arundel and are celebrated at events throughout the year.

From burlesque to barbershop, see what’s lined up for the Festival’s FREE main stage.

Discover  the fruits of the season for people and wildlife.

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Set in The Keep at Arundel Castle, this will be an opportunity to find out about the Smugglers of Sussex, and the Pirates who menaced the waters around the world.


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The name was spelled Arundell. The modern spelling dates to the 18th century.[4]

Explore more of the area's rich history and heritage at Arundel Museum, St Nicholas Church and nearby Amberley Museum and discover Arundel from a different perspective at Arundel Jailhouse and Ghost Experience!

Arundel was one of the boroughs reformed by the Municipal Reform Act 1835. From 1836-1889 the town had its own Borough police force with a strength of three.[3] In 1974 it became part of the Arun district, and now is a civil parish with a town council.

Arundel has a non-League football club Arundel F.C. who play at Mill Road.