Thursday, 21 March 2013

450 - Arundel Castle, West Sussex, England

Card no 450 - Pat 
Arundel Castle and the River Arun 
Country Card Sent From: England 
Place that Card Sender Lives: Outer Hebrides 
Date Received: 19h March 2013 
Distance Travelled: 203 miles 
Time Taken: 1 day 

Arundel Castle in Arundel, West Sussex, England is a restored medieval castle. It was founded by Roger de Montgomery on Christmas Day 1067. Roger became the first to hold the earldom of Arundel by the graces of William the Conqueror. The castle was damaged in the English Civil War and then restored in the 18th and 19th centuries.

From the 11th century onward, the castle has served as a hereditary stately home and has been in the family of the Duke of Norfolk for over 400 years. It is still the principal seat of the Norfolk family. It is a Grade I listed building.

1 comment:

Welcome. I love it when visitors comment - even if it's only to say "Hi, I've been here!"