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There are nearly 1,000 years of history at this great castle, situated in magnificent grounds overlooking the River Arun in West Sussex and built at the end of the 11th century by Roger de Montgomery on land granted to him by William the Conqueror. 
Have a go at dressing up in medieval costumes or having your photograph taken with a shield.

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The Keep

After climbing the steps up to the Keep, the views of the River Arun, the sea, the town and the Downs are worth the effort. Clearly showing the defensive position of the early castle chosen by its builders, we now enjoy the panorama of the surrounding landscape and the opportunities for great photographs. Our informative guides will bring the place to life.

The Keep closes at 4:30 pm, or sooner if dusk falls early.

Garden aerial

From the architectural splendour of the Earl's Garden to the bountiful kitchen garden and the wonderful Stumpery, the gardens are a delight for all visitors. Created over the last 10 years, they are a haven for wildlife.

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Fitzalan Chapel

Founded in 1380 by the 4th Earl of Arundel, the chapel has had a varied history, including damage during the Civil War in 1643 -4. After a period of neglect it was restored during the 19th century. The chapel sits within the grounds and is included in your admission ticket.

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