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A small market town (population of about 3,500) built on the River Arun just a few miles inland from the sea, the genteel Arundel is the seat of the Duke of Norfolk and the catholic Bishop of Arundel/Brighton.
The main attraction is the stunning Arundel Castle, principle residence of the Duke of Norfolk: the Howards being one of the most powerful catholic families in England, a position they have held for many centuries. The family came into possession of Arundel in the 16th century, but by then it already had a 500 year chequered history, having originally been built in 1068 by William the Conqueror.
But Arundel is not just about the castle. The stunning 19th century cathedral, commissioned by the 15th Duke of Norfolk 40 years after the legalisation of Roman Catholic dioceses in England, sits overlooking the town. And below, the narrow streets clambering the steep hill away from the River Arun, is a gamut of history reflecting its medieval footprint. A large part of the town around the castle and cathedral is a designated Conservation Area.
The Arundel Food Festival takes placed every October. The annual cricket game between an invitation XI and the previous year's county champions is the traditional curtain-raiser for the new season at one of the most picturesque grounds in the country (the castle as a stunning backdrop).
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