Visiting Arundells

Enjoying your visit to Arundells

Opening Hours



10:00 17:00


Guided Tours: on the hour, every hour from 10:00,
last tour at 15:00




10:00 17:00


10:00 17:00


10:00 17:00


10:00 17:00

Admission Charges

Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Freeflow – explore at your leisure
10:00 to 17:00 (last entry 16:00)

House & Garden


Garden Only


Children Under 12




Guided Tours: £13

Tours starts on the hour, every hour from 10:00, last tour at 15:00
Tickets usually available on the day but pre booking is advised
Please note that NO discounts or concessions are valid on guided tours.


The following discounts are available on Free Flow days only (Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday).
Not valid on guided tours (Tuesday).

Historic Houses Annual Membership

Come and enjoy the beautiful house, garden and collection at Arundells as many times as you like, as well as being able to use your card to visit over 300 unique and awe inspiring properties all over the UK for free.

Membership costs £68 for a single adult, or £108 for a joint membership.
You can also gift a membership to someone else.

 Use the exclusive Arundells discount code ARUN12 to receive £5 off your membership.
Arundells will also receive a matching donation.

Card valid on Free Flow days only (Thursday – Monday)  during open season.
Not valid on guided tours (Tuesday).

 Join now by clicking the link below. Don’t forget to enter your discount code-ARUN12

For South Western Railway, please show your rail ticket at reception, offer is valid for 14 days from date of travel.

Group Visits

Coach parties and tour groups are all very welcome.
We’ve welcomed visitors from all over the UK
as well as international visitors from China, Japan, Bangladesh the USA and all over Europe.

Arundells has hosted numerous groups, clubs and societies including:
National Trust Associations, Arts Societies, WI, Probus and U3A Groups
– with many of these now having made more than one return visit!

We’d be pleased to chat with you about what we can offer your group.

Get in touch if you’d like to find out more or to book your visit.

email or call 01722 326546

Visitor Information



Toilet facilities (including an accessible toilet for disabled visitors) are available.


Children of all ages are very welcome at Arundells. There are treasure hunt quiz sheets with goodie bag prizes to claim at the end of your trip. Feel free to bring a picnic to enjoy in the garden and make a day of your visit.


The garden is level and accessible to all – including wheelchair users – dependent upon ground and weather conditions.

Visitor Reception and The Exhibition Room are both on one level and accessible to wheelchair users.

The ground floor of the house is level and accessible. There are five stone steps up to the front door and a ramp is provided for wheelchair access.

Stairs lead up to the upper floor and steps down to the cartoon corridor. These areas are therefore not accessible to wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility.


Well behaved dogs are permitted within the garden, but must be kept on leads at all times.
Guide and Special Assistance dogs are welcome within the house.


Photography – You are welcome to take photographs, but please do NOT use flash photography within the house.


CCTV cameras are in operation throughout the property for protection and security monitoring.


Smoking is strictly prohibited within all the buildings.

Getting to Arundells



Arundells is on The West Walk, next door to The Rifles Museum, within Salisbury’s magnificent Cathedral Close


There is no car parking available at Arundells. We recommend the Salisbury Park and Ride (5 sites on all the main roads into the city) and there are also Pay and Display car parks signposted around the City Centre, with limited parking within the Cathedral Close (currently £8.00 per day)


The nearest coach set down and drop off point is in St. John’s St. (opposite the White Hart Hotel) with pedestrian access to the Cathedral Close through St Ann’s Gate – approximately 0.4 miles


The nearest railway station is Salisbury, approximately 0.8 miles

Contact Us

Arundells, 59 Cathedral Close, Salisbury, SP1 2EN

To contact us please use this form or call us on 01722 326546

The Close

Arundells is situated within the spectacular setting of the largest and most lovely Cathedral Close in Britain, extending to some 80 acres and with a beautiful Greens surrounding the magnificent Cathedral … An ideal spot in which to relax and unwind.

In addition to the Cathedral itself, the following attractions are all located within the Close and are all well worth a visit.

Mompesson House

A quintessential Queen Anne townhouse in the heart of the Cathedral Close.

It’s easy to imagine living here as you walk down the fine oak staircase, admire the plasterwork and collection of 18th-century drinking glasses and relax in the library. Open for guided tours only.


Sarum College

A Christian study and conference centre housed within Grade 1-listed buildings on the Northeast side of the Close.

Facilities include 40 en-suite bedrooms, six meeting rooms, a newly refurbished Common Room and bar as well as a large refectory and a car park.

The college’s course programme includes postgraduate study programmes, day, evening and weekend courses, as well as a range of concerts, exhibitions, lectures and conferences throughout the year.

The Rifles Museum

The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum is in The Wardrobe in The Close.

Come and see the exploits over the last 250 years of the infantry regiments of Berkshire and Wiltshire.

Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral, one of the finest examples of early Gothic architecture, has Britain’s tallest spire, the world’s best preserved original 1215 Magna Carta and Europe’s oldest mechanical clock.

Join a free tour with one of our knowledgeable volunteer guides or explore the beautiful interior at your own pace, then admire the spire from below with a delicious cream tea in our glass roofed Refectory Restaurant.

The Salisbury Museum

The Salisbury Museum is located in the medieval King’s House. It houses nationally designated archaeology collections and offers an exciting exhibitions programme.


The house was originally a medieval canonry, with the first recorded occupant being Henry of Blunston, Archdeacon of Dorset, who lived here from 1291 until his death in 1316.


The peaceful garden extends to around two acres in total, with lawns, mature trees, shrubbery and borders and includes sculpture by G E Wade and the bow of Morning Cloud III.


Arundells Collection includes works by well known artists, ceramics, gifts from world leaders, hand painted Chinese wallpaper and Morning Cloud scale model yachts.


Arundells events include talks, music concerts and recitals, seasonal outdoor theatre, children's events and Christmas events.

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