How to Spend 8 Hours in Arundel

A snapshot of our day trip to Arundel.

With a Sunday together and the added bonus of the in-laws car the Mr and I set off on an exciting adventure to Arundel to explore. It took about an hour and forty five minutes but we got slightly lost so according to google it should only have taken us an hour and half, if you’re a non driver then the train station is in the town centre so it’s totally accessible from London. We parked up and set off for the main attraction (for us anyway) Arundel Castle.



Arundel castle is steeped in history and it’s certainly and impressive sight as you walk up to the gate way. We were luckily to be there during the tulip festival and the garden was bursting full of them. We bought silver tickets which gave us access to the gardens, chapel and The Keep. If you go for gold then you also get to visit the state rooms; if we didn’t have other plans we probably would have but I was excited about seeing the sea!


A thirteen minute drive from the town centre (probably a thirty minute walk) is Littlehampton where I spent many a happy weekend as a kid. With some late sunshine we strolled along the seafront wishing it was slightly warmer so we could paddle. Stomachs rumbling we set off in search of a roast.



The Black Rabbit comes highly recommended and once we arrived we could see why. A warm friendly welcome in a lovely location. We settled down in a cosy corner and were immediately impressed by the selection of both food and drink. We both ordered the beef roast with all the trimmings and were not disappointed when it arrived. Quite possibly the best Yorkshire puddings I’ve ever had, perfect portion size and incredibly tasty. Right now I’d really like one of their Yorkshire puddings with some gravy – do you think they Deliveroo to London? Full to the brim I managed to squeeze in an ultimate hot chocolate whilst the Mr downed an espresso to prepare himself for the drive home.

Arundel is a beautiful place and I really want to explore the actual town more, if you love antiques and history then this is the place to go.

Would love some more suggestions for places to visit in the UK for the day.

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