£75.00 per person
Arundel Castle & Gardens are set high on a hill in West Sussex, this great castle commands the landscape with magnificent views across the South Downs and the River Arun. Founded at the end of the 11th Century, it has been the family home of the Dukes of Norfolk and their ancestors for nearly 1000 years. Explore the castle and 19 acres of beautiful historic gardens.
From the Blackmore Vale area we take you directly to Arundel Castle where the story began in 1067 and continues to the present day. Many of the original features such as the Norman Keep, medieval Gatehouse and Barbican survive. Between 1870s and 1890s the house was completely rebuilt and the magnificent architecture in Gothic style is considered to be one of the great works of Victorian England. The building you see now owes much to Henry, 15th Duke of Norfolk (1847 – 1917) and the restoration project was completed in 1900. It was one of the first English Country houses to be fitted with electric light, integral firefighting equipment, service lifts and central heating. The gravity fed domestic water supply also supplied the town.
The amazing gardens, which have surprises around each corner, are a delight for everyone. Enjoy the tranquillity of the rose garden or the quirky design of the Stumpery. Also make sure you visit the Fitzlan Chapel which was founded in 1380 by the 4th Earl of Arundel, the chapel has a varied history, including damage during the Civil War in 1643-4.
Depart Stalbridge: 07:00
Return Stalbridge: 20:00 approx
All itineraries are approximate and subject to change