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Quaint market town
Arundel in General
Member Name: genmil
Arundel in General
Advantages: Nice castle and antique shops
Whenever I am on the Southern train heading towards Chichester, I always look out for Arundel castle which sits tall and proud on the hill.
Arundel is a historic market town in the South Downs of West Sussex. The River Arun runs through the western side of the town and the river is home to many bird species, especially mallard. Somewhere in June, you can see cute little mallards dawdling on the pavement and on River Arun.
Arundel Castle is the major attraction in Arundel. The castle which is perched on a hill was built in the 11th century and the current owner is the Duke of Norfolk. Arundel castle is open to the public from April to November. The castle hoard famous paintings, tapestries, stained glass, china, clocks, sculpture, carving, heraldry and armour in stunning room settings. The beautiful and vast garden grounds are used for concerts in summer. There are different entrance fees for visiting the castle and the garden, check the website www.arundelcastle.org or enquire at the castle gate about the different fares.
The high street in Arundel is said to be the steepest in England. Most of the shops here sell antiques and craft work. There are many interesting antiques, ranging from old Victorian to not too long ago artefact like telephone, World War 2 memorabilia and toys from the 60s.
There are several pubs, restaurant and tea rooms in Arundel. The most popular haunt is the Black Rabbit, a pub and restaurant nestles amongst hedgerow with the River Arun as its frontage. Located slightly away from the main street, Black Rabbit is a tranquil place to take a rest and have a beer.
It is easy to get to Arundel. The train station is only minutes away from the centre. Arundel lies to the north of the A27 with Hampshire in one end and Brighton in the other.
Summary: A great holiday destination in the South Downs
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