TQ 018-073 Sussex England
Arundel Castle is an earthwork motte and bailey fortress, founded by Roger de Montgomery. Built in the Norman plan of two large baileys, with the motte in-between, King Henry I founded the stone castle in the early 12th century. The huge motte is crowned with a 12th century shell keep, which guards the square towered inner bailey gatehouse and the Bevis Tower in the outer bailey. In the 17th century, during the Civil War, the castle was twice besieged and badly damaged, first by Royalists who took control, then by a Parliamentarian force led by William Waller. In the late 18th century, Charles Howard, the 11th Duke, founded the ducal residence, rebuilding the medieval buildings destroyed in the Civil War and encasing others. 5 miles north is Amberley Castle.
Arundel Castle is located in the town centre, off Mill Road. 20 miles west of Brighton, on the A27.
The site is seat of The Dukes of Norfolk and is open, Tuesday to Sunday Bank Holiday and August Mondays April to October, Fitzalan Chapel, Gardens & Grounds 10:00-5:00pm, Restaurant 10:30-4:30pm, Shop 10:30-5:00pm, Castle Keep 11:00-4:30pm, Castle Rooms 12:00-5:00pm, Last admission 4:00pm.
The pay & display Mill Road Car Park, is directly opposite the Castle entrance.
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