Honeymooning in Arundel: Castle, Cathedral and CAKE!
Whether you and your spouse are interested in history, architecture, eating and drinking, walking or just going with the flow, Arundel in England (nearest airport Gatwick) has something to offer to every honeymoon couple.
Steeped in times past, the town of Arundel is home to an impressive 11th-century castle - the stately home of the Duke of Norfolk. Besides its notable collection of tapestries, furniture and so much more, the castle also has a gorgeous flower garden in which to wander and relax after all the wedding excitement!
A short stroll further up the high street brings you to the cathedral. Built in the French gothic style, it is worth a visit for its wonderful stained glass windows.
There are some lovely tea rooms, pubs and restaurants, too. Why not treat yourselves to an English cream tea at Belinda’s - a 16th-century restaurant and tea rooms, one of the oldest in Arundel.
Drop in on some of the local watering holes: the Red Lion, serving Arundel for the last 200 years, has an impressive choice of ales and beers on tap as well as delicious pub fare; or stop by The Eagle, renowned for its tasty home-made food and live music evenings.
You are also spoiled for choice when it comes to dining and accommodation options. Some hotels offer both outstanding cuisine besides the comfortable accommodation. The Town House occupies a 19th-century Grade II listed building and provides amazing cuisine and elegant en suite rooms. The restaurant’s gilded ceiling was originally constructed in Florence in the late 16th century. The Swan Hotel, housed in another Grade II listed Victorian building, offers traditional comforts with modern facilities.
If you're looking for a memento of your honeymoon, you can always drop into Roly’s Fudge Pantry for a selection of mouthwatering home-made fudge. With flavors including Baileys, butterscotch and lemon meringue, it’s anyone’s guess whether the fudge will actually make it home!