Saturday, 19 March 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)

~



18 comments:

Laura Moore said...

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

CJ Kennedy said...

Back view very Downton Abbey. Lovely area

ann @ studiohyde said...

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

ann @ studiohyde said...

Thanks CJ :-)

Marie Smith said...

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

Faye said...

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.

ann @ studiohyde said...

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

ann @ studiohyde said...

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

Arlene said...

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

Arlene Lennox

Joan Tavolott said...

Lovely photos! Not much traffic there I see. lol

robin cox walsh said...

Lovely! (As always! ;) lol)

ann @ studiohyde said...

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

ann @ studiohyde said...

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.

ann @ studiohyde said...

Thanks Robin :-)

Eileen said...

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

Shammickite said...

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.

ann @ studiohyde said...

Yeah...awful aren't they *.*

ann @ studiohyde said...

Obviously! - do I need to curtsy ;)

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