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There are lots and lots of daytrips that you can take from London but I'm still surprised that you don't hear much about Arundel Castle as it's one of the nicest castles that we've visited in and around London and the 2nd largest after Windsor Castle. It's a little farther than Windsor Castle or Hampton Court which are only about a 1/2 hour outside London, it takes 1 1/2 hours to get to Arundel. I'd place this daytrip above Dover Castle or Leeds Castle and on equal footing with Warwick Castle although Warwick Castle is a better daytrip if you are traveling with children.
When I was inquiring about other things to do in the area, some people recommended some other things we could see in the area but by the time we were finished visiting the castle we didn't really have enough time. If you should drive there or if you leave earlier than we did, you might want to look into nearby Amberley where there is the Amberley Museum just one train stop away or Fishbourne Roman Palace which was on the same train line but not nearly as convenient to get to.
The town of Arundel, which you walk through to get to the Castle, is an appealing pretty town, we had a walk through before visiting the Castle to see the options for lunch.
The Fitzalan Chapel is on the grounds of Arundel Castle, it was founded in 1390 by the 4th Earl of Arundel and is still... more travel advice
From what I can gather from Arundel Castle's website, the current garden here is relatively new and about 1/3 of the... more travel advice
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