As we approached Arundel town, the views of Arundel Castle are breathtaking. Situated on a hill, the castle can been seen for miles.
When we arrived, we parked in a pay and display car park very close to the castle. We were pleasantly surprised that under 5’s are free. First of all we visited the restaurant for delicious coffee and hot chocolate before walking around this medieval castle.
We made our way up to the top of the castle and enjoyed the views which went on for miles. The stairs are very steep but we managed with our two and three year old.
At 12 noon the rooms are open so we looked all around.
The bedrooms are fantastic and there is some amazing history there. Our little boy loved the suits of armour and the swords which have been decoratively placed. The grounds are beautiful and are very well kept.
We took a picnic as it was a beautiful day and warm in the sun. The rose gardens are pretty and the children enjoyed watching the fountains within the grounds.
There is a vegetable garden and the produce is still used for cooking within the castle. We found this very interesting and the children enjoyed seeing all the different fruits and vegetables being grown.
All the staff were very knowledgeable and friendly towards us all. There are fantastic facilities throughout the castle and we could have spent a couple of days looking around. With over a 1,000 years of history there, we found it so appealing that another visit will definitely be worthwhile.
For more information visit http://www.arundelcastle.org/