Arundel: A good day trip from Brighton

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Arundel: Close to Brighton

Within an hours reach of Brighton is the lovely town of Arundel – a perfect daytrip from Brighton.

Arundel is one of the most breathtaking small English towns, due to its location upon the Arun valley as well as the majestic Arundel Castle which towers over the city like a giant stone guardian.

Arundel Castle was built in the 11th Century and with its location Arundel Castleatop a hill, you can get great views of Arundel as well as the Sussex countryside from many places around the castle.

The seat of The Dukes of Norfolk and set in 40 acres of sweeping grounds and gardens, Arundel Castle has been open to visitors seasonally for nearly 200 years. It is one of the great treasure houses of England, each having its own unique place in history and is home to priceless works of art.

Visitors can also walk through many of the ancient rooms of the castle and absorb the grand collection of paintings, furniture and armour inside. There are also some magnificent gardens to walk through.

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Amberley Working Museum

Also worth visiting is Amberley Working Museum, which is home to several random ancient items including crafts, telephones, buses and even trains.

Staffed largely by volunteers, the Museum contains a wide range of exhibits, ranging from transport-based collections, such as the Southdown bus collection & the village garage, to industry-based collections, such as the Print Workshop & Wheelwrights. The Museum is also home to a number of resident craftspeople, who work to traditional methods.

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Arundel Town CentreArundel has a lovely ancient town feel, and it’s a classic example of a charming English village with stunning, picturesque scenery, narrow streets and old buildings brimming with character. There are a couple of small pubs and restaurants to soak in the atmosphere after taking in the views.

Some other attractions within Arundel, or nearby, are the Cathedral, Arundel Wildfowl & Wetlands Centre and Denmans Gardens.

 
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