Towards the end of May I took a few days off work. We had received a lovely Christmas present of a short break at a hotel of our choice. We settled on the Norfolk Arms in Arundel. Now we had never visited Arundel before and we were pleasantly surprised! We knew there was a castle there but what a delight it was to visit. Blessed with some stunning spring weather for our trip, this was the perfect time of year to visit the gardens in the castle grounds. Arundel Castle gardens are very impressive indeed. Neither of us are gardeners by any stretch of the imagination. However that doesn’t prevent us from appreciating the work of others. The castle itself was pretty impressive too. It had grown in size over a period of some 1000 years. We even managed to climb to the keep at the very top. This offered some lovely views across the Sussex countryside.
During our stay we also managed to fit in a visit to a favourite seaside town, Brighton. Rather than drive we did the whole break travelling by train thus avoiding the dreaded M25 and parking issues.