There is nearly 1,000 years of history at this great castle, situated in magnificent grounds overlooking the River Arun in West Sussex and built at the end of the 11th century by Roger de Montgomery, Earl of Arundel. The oldest feature is the motte, an artificial mound, over 100 feet high from the ditch, and constructed in 1068: followed by the gatehouse in 1070. Under his Will, King Henry I (1068-1135) settled the Castle and lands in dower on his second wife, Adeliza of Louvain. Three years after his death she married William d'Albini II, who built the stone shell keep on the motte. King Henry II (1133-89), who built much of the oldest part of the stone Castle, in 1155 confirmed William d'Albini II as Earl of Arundel, with the Honour and Castle of Arundel.
Open Saturday 28 March to Sunday 1 November 2015. Tuesdays to Sundays inclusive, Bank Holidays & August Mondays.
Gold Plus (all inclusive) Adults £18.00 Gold Plus Senior Citizens £15.50 Children (aged 5-16 years) £9.00 Gold Plus Family Ticket (2 adults + 3 children aged 5-16 years) £45.00
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Facilities and services
- Baby changing facilities
- Education facilities available
- Gardens open to public
- Picnic area
- Toilets for disabled
- Wheelchair access to some public areas
- Wheelchairs available for loan
Archives - For further information please visit www.arundelcastle.org Archives page
- Academic publications and resources available
- Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
- Events and resources for children and families
- Foreign language leaflet or brochure available
- General guide to collections available
- Guided tours
- Member of staff available with responsibility for education
- Pre-booking service for groups
- Secondary school education service available
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