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Mr. Selfish and I wanted to take a day trip to a castle that wasn’t too popular.  After some searching online, I came across Arundel Castle, which is about an hour and a half by train from London.  The castle was founded on Christmas Day in 1067. Beginning in 1787, serious renovations on the castle began, and in 1846, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert visited Arundel and stayed at the castle.  It was recently used in the filming of “Young Victoria” starring Emily Blunt, whom I adore.

We took a tour of the inside of the castle, including the Keep.  No photography was allowed inside the castle, which has been magnificently restored, but we were allowed to take photographs of the Keep.

We then toured the castle gardens, which afforded a great view of Arundel Cathedral.

It was a beautiful day, and Mr. Selfish and I wondered around getting different views of the castle.  Finally, we bid our farewells to Arundel Castle.  I highly recommend taking a day trip to Arundel since it is fairly close to London and is not as popular as the other nearby castles.  Mr. Selfish and I definitely enjoyed practically having the castle and gardens to ourselves.