7 Fun Things to Do in Arundel, England

7 fun things to do in Arundel, England

Arundel is a historic market town in southern England. It’s not a large town by any means, and totally walkable (my favorite!) It’s a popular place to visit, partly because of Arundel Castle – which was one of my favorite things to see while I was there!

Arundel is quite easy to reach, too – it’s about 2 hours south of London, both by train and by car. If you’re coming by train, you simply get off at Arundel Station! So easy.

Sooooo, like, what are you waiting for?? Here are some fun things to do in Arundel, England.

CHECK OUT THE CASTLE, DUH

Arundel Castle in England
[Castles + roses just get me]
I absolutely LOVED Arundel Castle and highly recommend a visit! It was definitely one of my favorite things to do in Arundel. Read more about my visit here.

Arundel Castle in England
[Obsessed with all things #castle]

VISIT THE MUSEUM

Arundel Museum in Arundel, England
[The Museum is cool]
The museum is one giant room with a ton of information all about the history of Arundel itself. It’s worth a look, especially since you only pay £1 if you show them your ticket to the Arundel Castle! Normally, for adults, it’s £3.50.

INDULGE IN AFTERNOON TEA

Lulamae's in Arundel, England serves fantastic afternoon tea
[Lulamae’s, where I had tea]
Ye Olde Tea Rooms in Arundel, England serves afternoon tea
[Another option – Ye Olde Tea Rooms]
Can you go to England and NOT get afternoon tea at some point? I feel like you kind of have to…

Like blueberry scones and clotted cream and tea with a little milk and sugar does something good for my soul.

Cream Tea in England consists of tea, clotted cream, jam, and a fruit scone
[Afternoon tea at Lulamae’s]

GO TO SOME SHOPS

Pallant of Arundel is a highly rated specialty shop in Arundel, England that sells baked goods and other packaged items
[I loved the Pallant of Arundel and highly recommend popping it to check it out!]
Kim's Bookshop in Arundel, England is worth looking at
[Kim’s bookshop had old books and vintage style postcards that I love]
Shops in Arundel, England
[I didn’t go into the butcher shop, but loved the color of the building]
I enjoyed puttering about in the different shops in the area. There’s a bookstore that sells old books and also had some of those vintage-style postcards that I’m so obsessed with!

The Pallant of Arundel (pictured above) had delicious baked goods and freshly baked bread and the like. I got a pasty and it did not disappoint! They also have lots of fun regional specialty products you can purchase, too.

WALK UP THE HILL IN TOWN

View from the hill above town in Arundel, England

If you’re feeling up for a little jaunt, you can walk up the hill for a pretty view!

HIT UP THE LOCAL BREWERY

Arundel Brewery in Arundel, England
[Get your beer on]
So, I didn’t actually get beers here, but I mean, can a brewery really be bad? (Actually yes it can, I’ve only been to one brewery where I thought the beer was bad, but this is in Arundel and it’s a cute little town so if it sucks you can just stare at the scenery and feel better.)

BLACKFRIARS DOMINICAN PRIORY RUINS

Blackfriars Dominican Priory Ruins in Arundel, England
[It’s so cool to see ruins like this and just marinate in how old they are]
Blackfriars Dominican Priory Ruins in Arundel, England

This is a cool ruin right outside the castle. Originally built as a Friary, the buildings ended up being used for other reasons after 1583. There are plaques with information about the ruins that you can read up on, too.

I hope you enjoy your visit to Arundel! It’s such a cute little town and I had a great day wandering around.

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8 thoughts on “7 Fun Things to Do in Arundel, England

    1. Haha I love putting the spotlight on lesser known destinations! I’m glad you enjoyed the post, thanks for reading 🙂

  1. I took my kids to a tea here in the US and they thought it was so fancy and fun. It’d be even better to do so in England, and if it’s in between seeing castles… I don’t know if it gets better than that! Terrific post on things to do in Arundel, England.

    1. Yes I love afternoon tea! It does taste a little better in England, though, I must say 😉 I love the clotted cream that they use (don’t think they use that in the states?) Thanks for reading!

  2. I absolutely love Arundel. It’s been a few years since I’ve been and reading this has made me realise I need to get back there! Definitely have to have afternoon tea too – always a great suggestion!!

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed it – such a cute little town! And yes afternoon tea is always a good idea in my book 😉

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