Explore Arundel’s medieval castle this Spring
The jewel in the crown of Arundel and the surrounding area as a whole, Arundel Castle has long been a historic focal point for the region. Situated on its own hill at the foot of Arundel park and the subsequent South Downs National Park, Arundel Castle commands attention and is situated prominently with an uninterrupted view of the river Arun.
A highlight and must-see attraction on any visitors to do list, Arundel Castle provides a medieval experience unlike any other. At Comfort Inn Arundel we are a hotel perfectly placed to help you enjoy Arundel Castle, the town and the surrounding area itself.
Boasting a history that stretches back nearly 1000 years, Arundel Castle has long been a valuable asset to the United Kingdom. It was established by Roger de Montgomery on Christmas Day of 1067 shortly before de Montogomery became the first Earl of Arundel at the behest of William the Conqueror.
The castle has historically been passed down by generation to generation and has remained in the ownership of the family of the Duke of Norfolk for over 400 years. Throughout this time the castle has seen changes to its appearance and stature in a variety of different ways.
During the English Civil War of 1642–1651 the castle was damaged and subsequently became the subject of restoration throughout the 18th and 19th centuries and slowly grew into the guise that you see today.
Arundel Castle is grand. It’s turrets dominate the skyline of the town whilst the castle walls provide a dramatic and fitting backdrop to the town centre and the quaint cafe’s and shops that call Arundel their home. The entrance to the castle is via its grand entrance gate at the foot of the town and is located just opposite the Mill Road car park which offers easy access parking.
Arundel castle is open through to November and throughout the year this grand building finds itself at the heart of a number of events alongside medieval reenactments. Arguably the most notable of these events is the annual Arundel Festival which pulls together a range of exciting treats from live entertainment to food stalls and fireworks. An event that's fun for all of the family, the Arundel Festival takes place every August.
The castle was designed and built to protect the Sussex coast and given its tactical placement, it was able to deliver on this target admirably. At Comfort Inn Arundel we are also perfectly situated and conveniently placed just off the A27, which is the regions major road link. Arundel itself is a couple of minutes by car and the towns of Chichester and Worthing are a further 25 and 20 minutes drive away respectively.
With modern, spacious and well-equipped rooms, we are here to provide you with a comfortable and enjoyable stay and we are able to provide the perfect base from which you can explore this fantastic castle when it opens for the season on the 2nd April.