19 Mar 2016

Visit to Arundel, Sussex

 
 (Arundel Castle)

Driving into the town...

 
and early on we saw the castle entrance - the main road for the town goes right past it...
 




and on down to our Hotel
 


The Norfolk Arms Hotel - here's Google Street View...



(photo in this blogpost taken at various times of the day)


A lot of buildings and walls surrounding land and property are made from the local Flint - I wonder if these are the original Flintstones?!

 


 Never let it be said that the architecture is not grand here - even the Roman Catholic Cathedral had to make a statement in size


 but why oh why was this 1970's garage extension on the back of it allowed - What the 'hell' were the planners thinking!

 


Arundel is named from the River Arun which runs through the town and gave us a chance of some lovely walks...


 
 




With a view back to the castle






and as the day drew to a close, 
it was nice to take a wander around the town






Our next visit is Brighton
(but that's another post soon)

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18 comments:

  1. Oh that brought back some lovely memories. Thanks. Great photos and sketches.

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    1. I'm glad this brought back good memories for you Laura :-)

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  2. Back view very Downton Abbey. Lovely area

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  3. Love the photos by the river, Ann. So beautiful! A lovely place to visit. The castle is impressive!

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    1. The castle is impressive Marie, and it has a high vantage point there on the hill.

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  4. Lovely shots of the River Arun. I'm wondering if this is where we stayed years ago. My dh did some fly fishing there. We stayed in a fishing hotel called Arundel Arms. Love your watercolors.

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    1. It is very likely you stayed in or around the area Faye, they do a lot of fishing down there.

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  5. I especially like that shot of the path with the fence on the left and the big tree ahead.

    Arlene Lennox

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    1. Yes, husband took that picture - he has an eye for a photo.

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  6. Lovely photos! Not much traffic there I see. lol

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    1. It used to be busy with traffic through the town, but there's a bypass nowadays, so it's only local traffic going through, which makes it much nicer.

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  7. Lovely! (As always! ;) lol)

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  8. It looks stunning! Have to agree about those garages ?????

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  9. I was baptised in St Nicholas Church which is halfway against the castle walls.... half for the use of the aristocracy and half for the plebs.... guess which side I was on.

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    1. Obviously! - do I need to curtsy ;)

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