Gardens 10-4, Castle 12-4. Gardens £10, Castle and gardens £15. Pre booking essential
I recommend visiting Arundel Castle and it’s attractive gardens. This restored medieval castle overlooks the River Arun and was built at the end of the 11th century by Roger de Montgomery, Earl of Arundel
The oldest feature is the motte (an artificial mound) which dates from 1068. You can see it in the photo below.
Whilst you are in Arundel make sure you explore the small historic town. I also recommend visiting the museum, which is almost opposite the castle.
The castle and grounds are usually open from April until November on Tuesday to Sunday each week. They are also open on some Mondays.
The Brighton Half Marathon race takes place each year in February. It is one of the first major half marathons in the running calendar and is now one of the most popular races in the UK.
The flat course provides a great introduction for novice runners and a fantastic training run for those working up to a full marathon distance.
Last year just under 8,000 runners took part in the event. It passes several of the city’s landmarks along the 13.1-mile route, including the Royal Pavilion, piers and Hove beach huts
The 13.1-mile race starts at Madeira Drive. Runners turn right at the Sea Life Centre towards Blind Veterans UK, further along the coast in Ovingdean. After that runners make a sharp turn on the road before the Greenways Roundabout. This brings them back west towards Brighton taking in cliff top and panoramic city views
A Wheelchair Race, Relay and Youth Races are also part of this event which, in 2020, is celebrating 30 years of running.