4 – Arundel Castle Gardens
If you’re into castles, history and nature, you simply cannot miss this one.
Set over 40 acres, the castle has been the ancestral home of the Dukes of Norfolk for over a thousand years now, making it one of the longest inhabited country houses in the world.
Not only can you take a tour inside the castle, but the gardens outside are both lush and breathtaking. There’s a beautiful vinery and a nineteenth century kitchen garden. The collector Earl’s Garden has been designed as a memorial to the 14th Earl of Arundel who was an ardent art collector, and is full beautiful tulips, a central canal and a domed pergola. The rose garden and the stumpery are just as beautiful and full of peculiarities. The gardens lead to tunnels, mazes, secret doors and gold crescent. You’ll never get tired of exploring every nook and corner and the rich history attached to the place.