Towering above the surrounding countryside, Arundel is one of Britain’s most magnificent castles. Established in 1067, just one year after the Norman Conquest, Arundel Castle is tucked on the edge of the South Downs National Park, just a few hundred metres from the banks of the River Arun. The gardens are famous for roses and tulips, the green parkland is laced with ancient trees: it really is a beautiful part of the world. Not to mention the famous Arundel Castle Cricket Ground, one of the truly picturesque outgrounds to watch County Cricket.
Like other castles of its kind, Arundel has been a theatre for the unfolding drama of history. Heavily damaged during the English Civil War, it was restored and rebuilt across the 18th and 19th centuries in Neo-Gothic style. Since then, it’s been used as a set in countless films and TV shows, including a three-part Doctor Who serial! With its imposing crenelated towers and sturdy battlements, this design shows off Arundel Castle’s awe-inspiring features. Queen Victoria herself stayed here in 1846 – and if it was good enough for her, well, it’s good enough for a tea towel!