The utterly perfect summer weather today permitted some touristy behaviour at a local hot spot, which I have often gazed upon on bus and train journeys but never actually visited due to the extortionate entry fee. Arundel Castle is a few miles away and situated in the rolling Sussex hills and the gardens are vastly cheaper than the entry for the actual Castle (which to be honest when you've seen one antique table and a bunch of tapestries you've seen 'em all) so this is where I spent the morning exploring:
I have been to Arundel many times over the years, it is a very scenic place to visit but trying to find a quiet, secluded spot in the town is a little problematic during the summer months.
This part was by far my favourite part of the gardens and, until 2008, was a car park!
And of course a Castle's grounds wouldn't be complete without a Chapel, though I did have a creeped out/Doctor Who moment at the marble monuments...mum and dad were fascinated by the intricate detail in the carvings...I was arming myself with a sonic screwdriver and a banana!