Amberley Castle, Arundel, West Sussex
Amberley is the charming English castle of children's drawings. Some parts of the hotel even date back to the 12th century and inside you'll find suits of armour, large fireplaces and bedrooms with original features. The gorgeous 12-acre grounds are neatly edged with hedges and contain the ruins of a Great Hall, destroyed in the English civil war. Yet the restaurant takes a modern, creative turn, offering tasting menus or three-course à la carte.
Enjoy a riverside drink outside the Black Rabbit pub in Arundel, with views across the reed beds to the town's famous castle.
Sitting within 12 acres of gardens, Amberley Castle is located in the stunning South Downs countryside around Arundel.
By plane: London Gatwick is 35 miles away.
By train: Arundel train station is six miles from the hotel, and 90 minutes from central London.
By car: The hotel has parking on-site and is two hours' drive from London and 45 minutes from Brighton.
Style & Character
Amberley Castle is perfect for those seeking a taste of old England or wanting a grand setting and fine dining for a special occasion. With a moat, battlements and a portcullis over the entrance, history lovers will be in their element.
Service & Facilities
The grounds are a real treat for taking a stroll, photographing the ruins and grounds, or playing golf under the battlements.
- 18-hole putting course
- Croquet lawn
- Tennis court
- Family rooms
Atmospheric Gatehouse Suites are located in the former 17th-century dairy, outside the castle walls. We love the impressive granite fireplace and ornate peacock screen in "Arundel" Premier Deluxe room.
Classic, Superior, Junior Deluxe, Gatehouse Suite and Premier Deluxe
Facilities include: Vispring beds, homemade biscuits, mineral water, slippers and bathrobes, antiques, fine fabrics.
Food & Drink
We love the surprise elements, like the creative appearance of some dishes and the light amuse-bouche delivered between courses. A seemingly simple tiramisu - elevated into a heavenly deconstructed dessert - is a highlight.
Amberley Castle Restaurant: formal, creative, modern twist. À la carte menu from £68 for three courses. Seven-course tasting menu, afternoon tea and private dining also available. Open for lunch and dinner.