Wandering Wednesday – Arundel Castle, UK


Question Of The Day

Can you get cavities in your dentures if you use too much artificial sweetener?

Arundel Castle

Overlooking the River Arun in West Sussex is Arundel Castle.  In our adventure in England in 2008, we visited this historic castle.  A very imposing place and home to the Duke of Norfolk.  Before we hit the castle, I have to show you what is in the round about on the way into the town of Arundel.  Check out the faces.

Once left the spider people behind, we approached the castle.  As I said, it is a very imposing structure, especially with a thunderstorm approaching.

The grounds were spectacular as well.  The Duke lives here and it is well-tended.  Certain parts of the castle are not viewable.  This is understandable as I know that I have no interest in seeing the Duke’s underwear lying on his bathroom floor or worse.

We left the confines of the living quarters and headed for the ramparts to check out the views.  We got some magnificent scenery both inside and outside the walls.

The English countryside never ceases to amaze me.  We left the castle to explore the grounds.  We found much of interest including the royal lawnmowers.

We also discovered some strange statuary.  Not quite sure what they were, other than big and metallic.

Farther along, I found a perfect photo opportunity.  Unfortunately, I lost that shot in cyberspace somewhere, so I’ll have to substitute this one.

That was enough for the day, time for a cool refreshing beverage, and well deserved.

About John

I enjoy travel, sports, music and anything else that jumps up at me for the moment, which is why I blog. There will be lots of music and travel posts and a smattering of sports and humour. I enjoy promoting Canada and am unabashedly a proud Canuck.

Posted on March 8, 2012, in Arundel Castle, Beer, Europe, travel, United Kingdom and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. I think it to be cruel if you could get cavities in your dentures! As if having the dentures themselves wasn’t already pain enough.

    Beautiful photos!

  2. Thanks for the question of the day. My weekend is now ruined.
    Thought the large metallic one3s were reminiscent of monks. Big, ominous monks.

    That really is a beautiful castle (and pint). My girl and I really want to get back to England for a wider tour….

    • I had to ask, inquiring minds you know. Yes the pint was beautiful, I still have it. You should get back. I have a great travel agent over there. Very good at finding deals and knows the terrain. If you ever get back there, i’ll have to hook you up.

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  4. The English country side is so beautiful. I love going to castles – it’s amazing that people still reside there! That would be an interesting lifestyle.

  5. That’s a place in England that you’ve been and I never have. Lovely photos John.

  6. Hey, by the way, I do genealogy and I’m pretty sure the Arundel name is in my lineage. Do you think I could go knock on the door, introduce myself as a cousin and move in? Haha!

  7. Brings back memories. I lived a half-hour walk outside Arundel in the farm country for 3 months in 1995 on a university exchange (New England College, now likely defunct). I loved running on the country trails and walking around town (and the Castle) on weekends. Arundel appears to have built up since then.

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