Monday, 18 July 2016

Arundel Castle England

Up until after almost 4 years living in the UK, I had never heard of Arundel Castle, a restored and remodeled medieval castle in Arundel, West Sussex, England, which somehow had not come up on any of my searches regarding "places or castles to see in England". 
It took only an hour and a half train journey from London Victoria to Arundel. The castle could then be reached on foot in 20 minutes. 
Castle Grounds were much bigger than expected. There were quite a number of points of interest, including Gardens & Grounds of The Collector Earl“s Garden and Fitzalan Chapel. Together with the irresistible opportunity for some nice shots of Arundel Cathedral from different angles, we actually spent as much, if not more, time outside than inside. We would have enjoyed a leisurely picnic lunch on a sunny day. Castle Keep and Castle Rooms were also interesting. 
We spent almost 5 hours at the Castle, before going on a 3-hour circular walk from Arundel across to South Stoke and returning along the river Arun. With not that much to see on the route, it turned out to be nothing more than an exercise of the day.