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Wed, 14 Jun

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Arundel Castle

Barton Bees Annual Day Out- Arundel Castle

There are nearly 1,000 years of history for you to discover in this great castle and its glorious gardens, with magnificent views over the Sussex countryside and the river Arun.

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Time & Location

14 Jun 2023, 08:00 – 19:30

Arundel Castle, BN18 9AB

Guests

About the Event

Barton Bees are subsidising this trip so it is wonderful value at £23 each. Costs include coach and entry to Arundel Castle, the Keep & the gardens. Food is not included but there are plenty of refreshment facilities at the Castle or it is just a short walk into Arundel Town. And there is always the option to bring your own picnic.

Once you sign up it is your responsibility to inform Rose or Chris if you need to cancel, by email to bartonbeesevents@gmail.com by 28th April 2023 otherwise you will have to pay the £23 regardless of attendance. Anyone participating in this trip does so at their own risk.

Places on the coach are limited to 60. so if we get more than this number we will have to organise cars and reimburse drivers their petrol.

Please do not sign up for others.

Please do not pay until asked to do so.

Gardens

Glorious gardens to explore with surprises around each corner. A wonderful variety of landscapes and environments, from the quirky Stumpery to the formal Collector Earl’s garden to the warmth of the Glasshouses, there are explosions of colour, delicate aromas and structural designs to delight you.

The Rose Garden is especially beautiful at this time of year when it comes into its own with an array of colourful old-fashioned roses. The garden is on an elevated bank, filled with wildflowers & grasses, giving it a feel of both grandeur and calm. The fragrant scented pathway of rose hedging lures you up to the entrance.

State Rooms

During the 18th and 19thcenturies the defensive castle was transformed into an amazing stately home for the Dukes of Norfolk. Fine art, fabulous furniture and intricately carved statues are in contrast to the flint hardness of the early fortifications. Wander through the state rooms, including the richness of the Regency library, the grandeur of the Baron’s Hall and the decorative Drawing room.

Fitzalan Chapel

Founded in 1380 by the 4th Earl of Arundel, the chapel has a varied history, including damage during the Civil

War in 1643-4. After a period of neglect, it was restored during the 19th century and is now one of our lovely surprises for you to find in the gardens.

Inner Gatehouse & Barbican

Medieval defences with towers, portcullis, drawbridge and gates. All built to protect the castle and those living inside.

The Keep

Designed for defence in the 11th century, to see the coast and control the river, to prevent strong warriors attacking and to dominate the local area. You can climb the stone steps up into the Keep, squeeze along the narrow passages and enjoy the magnificent views from the top of the walls.

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