Arundel Self-Guided Walk & Treasure Trail

(3 customer reviews)


Explore the medieval town of Arundel and learn about its history, legends and of course, its castle founded nearly one thousand years ago.

  • Downloadable or online self-guided walking tour and quiz
  • Takes about one and a half hours
  • Suitable for all the family
  • A pay and display car park is located just a two-minute walk from the start of the trail
  • Arundel Railway Station is about a fifteen-minute walk from the starting point
  • May not be suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs due to steep hills

Please register with Sussex Walks before making a purchase so that you have easy access to your purchases and downloads indefinitely.

Once you have made a purchase, you will receive a link and password to access the online self-guided walk and treasure trail. Please note that it may take a couple of hours to process your order.

You will also be able to download a printable version to carry with you if you prefer. Once you have completed the trail, return to our website and insert your answers into the online version of the quiz. You can then check your score and see all the answers.



The town of Arundel is over one thousand years old and was once a thriving inland port and market town. On this self-guided walk and treasure trail, you’ll learn about the town’s history, local legends and its many ghosts.

Along the trail, you’ll be asked twenty-one questions, the answers to which are there to be found (without the need to go inside any buildings). There is also four bonus ‘True or False’ style questions. These, you’ll have to guess the answers to!

Please allow at least one and a half hours (or longer if you’d like to visit the cathedral). Please be aware that the town is on a hillside and the walk does lead you up and downhill. The route is all on paved footpaths but may not be suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs due to the steepness of the hills.


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Hello, I’m the writer, photographer, and walking guide, behind Sussex Walks. I was born in West sussex and have lived here all my life (apart from a few years in Bristol while at university studying Zoology, Botany and Psychology).

As well as leading guided walks, I am a complimentary therapist, art teacher and travel blogger. I love having this variety in my work and being able to share all my passions with others.

3 reviews for Arundel Self-Guided Walk & Treasure Trail

  1. Caroline Skinner

    What a great way to explore Arundel. I thoroughly enjoyed the quiz as it made me look closely at the buildings and take notice of the smaller details I may have otherwise missed. The walk leads you through all parts of the town taking in the cathedral and other historic buildings of interest. The walk is accessible to all although there is one steep hill to climb but it is worth it for the views at the top. I would definitely recommend this self-guided walk as a good introduction to Arundel.

    • Kathryn

      Thank you, Caroline. I really appreciate your feedback. I’m sorry we had to cancel my guided walk in Arundel because of the weather but I hope this in part made up for that (and you should have now received a full refund from Airbnb).

  2. eagillies

    My friend and I really enjoyed this guide. It made us walk down roads we wouldn’t have otherwise and stop and look at the buildings. There’s lots of history to be learnt in Arundel and this guide is a great way to find out.

    • Kathryn

      I’m so pleased you enjoyed the trail and that it got you really looking at Arundel. There are so many beautiful historic buildings in Arundel, all with stories to tell.

  3. Ali

    My whole family loved the Arundel self-guided walk and treasure trail! We were aged between 12
    and 84 and although we had to go slowly up a steep incline at one point it was a really pleasant way
    to find out more about the town. Although I’ve lived near Arundel most of my life there’s a lot of its
    history that I didn’t know, so we all learned loads. I would recommend it to anyone as a great way
    to see the town.

    • Kathryn

      That’s great to hear that your whole family enjoyed it. And I’m so pleased that, as a local you found it interesting too. There’s so much to learn, even about places you think you know well, that we so often miss!

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