Arundel captures the essence of heritage, urban chic and country pursuits, all within a stone’s throw of London. Experience Arundel and you will discover more than you’d expect, most of all it’s a place to return to and tell others about.

Combining one thousand years of history with independent shops, contemporary art galleries, restaurants, cafes, delightful drinking spots, great attractions and a thriving events calendar, plus leisure pursuits from walking across the South Downs to canoeing or cycling... there is something for everyone when you visit Arundel


Arundel’s history begins in Roman and Saxon times as an inland port and important market town. The skyline is now dominated by the gothic Arundel Cathedral and majestic Arundel Castle, which is the seat of The Dukes of Norfolk,set in 40 acres of sweeping grounds and gardens. Arundel Castle, parts of which date back to 1068, is open to visitors seasonally.

Food & Drink

Arundel is a real treat for enthusiastic food lovers – from the regular monthly farmers’ market and shops selling fresh local produce, to some of the best restaurants, cafes and pubs in the

region. Sample the many different cuisines available throughout the town.

Shopping in Arundel

Arundel offers a rich variety of thriving retailers, all giving a highly individual welcome. The Georgian and Victorian town centre is famous for antique shops and has a wide range of independent retailers and contemporary art galleries. You will find shops offering service and quality with a difference.


Arundel not only has several major annual events but hundreds of other activities take place throughout the year.  The town is full of musicians and in the evenings, the pubs offer music from many genres. Arundel is a hot bed of artists and there are usually various exhibitions in the galleries and workshops to be found.  There are many attractions throughout the town - pitch and putt in Mill Road, Murder Mystery nights at the Jailhouse and Cinema Nights at the Town Hall. The Arundel Wetland Centre offers all year round family activities and with lots of lovely free walks through the Park and around the town, Arundel really does have a wonderful variety of activities available to keep the visitor enthralled.


Corpus Christi 

May/June   For over 100 years, Arundel Cathedral has celebrated the feast of Corpus Christi with a festival of flowers held six weeks after Easter. This includes a magnificent carpet of flowers in the Cathedral

Arundel Festival

August   A 10-day celebration of the visual arts, music, drama and other entertainment, attended by 60,000 people

Arundel By Candlelight

December  The historic streets are closed to traffic to accommodate the thousands who flock here every year. Highlights include the lantern-lit Nativity procession, live music, Father Christmas and stalls.

Arundel’s Farmers Market

Arundel’s thriving Farmers’ Market takes place on the 3rd Saturday of each month.