Arundel Castle, currently the seat of the Duke of Norfolk, dates from approximately 1070 and is one of the most complete remaining British castles. Exhibits within the castle include various works of art, armour and period furnishings and a visit includes the opportunity to view the Gothic architecture of the 14thC Fitzalan Chapel as well as explore the established gardens. Special historical events are regularly showcased and included in the normal admission tariff. Arundel Castle has also featured in various films such as Henry VIII as well as The Prince and the Pauper.
Some of the facilities are not easily accessible to disabled patrons, details being provided at the website. There is ample parking and the premises include both a restaurant and gift shop. Credit cards other than Diners Club or American Express are accepted. Please note that photography within the castle is prohibited and that no dogs other than assistance animals are allowed. Full details of the opening hours and tariffs, including reduced rates for groups of 20 or more persons, are provided at the website.
Cerne Abbas Giant
The Cerne Abbas Giant is a 180 feet (55m) tall chalk figure that is carved into the hillside overlooking the Dorset village of Cerne Abbas. It is best viewed from a viewpoint on the A353 road, which is the main Dorchester to Sherbourne road.
The true origin of this figure is not known. One theory believes that it is over 1,500 years old and represents the Roman God, Hercules, whilst other theories believe it is more recent and represents a long list of different historical figures. The first recorded reference to this carving dates from 1694.
The Cerne Abbas Giant is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and it is in the care of the National Trust
Monkey World is a 65 acres site that houses over 150 different Primates. It is described as an Ape rescue centre and the animals that are here have been rescued from all over the World. The ultimate aim of this sanctuary, wherever possible, is to return these animals back to the wild. Since the centre was founded in 1987 dozens of animals have been returned back to their natural habitat.
The sanctuary is open daily from 10am until 5pm between September and June and from 10am until 6pm during July and August.
Admission charges are:
Adult - £10 (15 Euros)
Child - £7 (10.5 Euros)
Concessions - £7 (10.5 Euros)
Family ticket - £30 (45 Euros)
Family ticket is valid for 2 adults and 2 children