Private Tours to Arundel Castle and the Collector Earl’s Garden
Arundel Castle has been the family home of the Dukes of Norfolk for nearly 1000 years. It is also home to a wonderful collection of paintings – Van Dyck, Gainsborough, Lawrence, Reynolds, Canaletto – and of fine furniture, tapestries, clocks and other treasures.
The castle is surrounded by parkland and gardens, including the amazing Collector Earl’s Garden, created in honour of the 14th Earl of Arundel, and designed by two of England’s most quirky garden designers, Isobel and Julian Bannerman. There is also a Stumpery, herbaceous borders, a White Garden and a Rose Garden.
All tours are by car, for up to 6 people, with your own private driver-guide. Tour prices from £800.
Arundel Castle & Chichester
Art-lovers will enjoy Chichester. The Pallant House Gallery houses a renowned collection of 20th century art as well as hosting exhibitions. Chichester Cathedral is a medieval building with a unique collection of art, from 12th century sculpture to works by 20th century artists like Marc Chagall, Graham Sutherland and John Piper.
Arundel Castle & Brighton
When the Prince Regent acquired a holiday home by the sea in the 1780s, Brighton was launched on its transformation from fishing village to fashionable seaside resort. That holiday home became the fabulous Brighton Pavilion, and Brighton today is one of the grandest coastal resorts, while still retaining the charm of the old fishing village area.
Arundel Castle & Petworth House
For art lovers, a chance to see two great houses and two great art collections in one day. Painter JMW Turner was a frequent visitor; you may know his paintings of the parkland at Petworth. Painter John Constable referred to Petworth as ‘the house of art’.
And for gardens enthusiasts, Petworth’s parkland was one of the first projects of the great designer ‘Capabililty Brown.