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Distance from the South Downs Way: Around four miles

Although approximately four miles from the path, we think it’s well worth allowing some extra time for a visit. As Arundel is close to the halfway point along the South Downs Way and there’s so much to see and do, it’s a great choice for a rest day if you are walking the whole of the Way.

Arundel is a lovely town full of character and history, dominated by the imposing Arundel Castle and situated on the river Arun just a few miles inland from Littlehampton on the south coast. It has over a thousand years of history to explore, including the stunning castle, the gothic cathedral and Arundel museum. The old and the new blend seamlessly, with a great choice of independent shops, pubs, restaurants and places to stay.

Getting Here & Home Again

As a town of historical importance and very popular tourist destination, Arundel has excellent transport links.

By Train & Bus

There are regular coach services to Arundel on Stagecoach Coastliner & National Express to Eastbourne, Brighton, Portsmouth & Southampton. The number 84 and 85 bus services connect Arundel with Worthing, Chichester, Pulborough & Billingshurst. Regular train services run from Arundel station to London Victoria via Gatwick airport (1 hour 30 minutes) and to various towns on the south coast.

By Car

Arundel is located on the A27 which runs from Eastbourne all the way to Portsmouth. There are several pay and display car parks in the centre of Arundel.


A bustling market town with a cinema, library, banks, a post office and loads of shops, pubs and restaurants.