The town of Arundel, named after the River Arun, is well connected by road and rail, with regular trains running to London Victoria. A popular West Sussex spot for tourists throughout the year, the compact town centre is easy to explore on foot, and there are plenty of family-friendly attractions here. Accommodation ranges from chain hotels and independent inns to boutique B&Bs, so there's something here to suit all tastes and budgets.
Arundel has plenty of affordable, family-friendly hotels and B&Bs to choose from. Traditional four star coaching inns in the town centre provide a complimentary breakfast to set you up for a day of sightseeing, whilst boutique B&Bs with their own outdoor pool are a popular choice during the summer months. Families on a tight budget will find chain hotels just outside the town centre offering family rooms and amenities such as free WiFi and cribs on request.
There's no shortage of things to see and do here - don't miss the opportunity to climb the (surprisingly steep) hill to the 19th century Cathedral. Arundel Castle is one of the best-preserved castles in England, dating back to the 11th century. If you're lucky you may even witness historical re-enactments or arrive in time to witness one of the many flower shows held here throughout the year. Arundel is known for its antique shops and galleries, but the local farmer's market is also well worth a visit. Held on the third Saturday of every month, it's a great opportunity to shop for local produce.
Town centre hotels are within easy walking distance of Arundel's shops and restaurants, including cosy inns serving food produced using local, seasonal ingredients. It's just a short stroll from most hotels to many tea rooms and cafés where you can enjoy lunch or a coffee in relaxed surroundings, before heading back to your hotel to share family photos on social media using the free WiFi. Most hotels have excellent amenities such as complimentary breakfast and dry cleaning/laundry services, ideal for families travelling with younger children.