There’s something about discovering new places and exploring by walking through very pretty scenery that makes me soooo happy. I recently took a trip to Arundel with my boyfriend (who also very kindly took these photos for me) where we decided to pay a trip to Arundel Castle.
Arundel Castle is situated in West Sussex, overlooking the River Arun and it’s definitely worth a visit if you enjoy exploring historic places. There are different types of tickets that you can purchase when visiting the castle, and we decided to go for the ones that allow you to access all areas, including the main castle rooms and the bedrooms, which I’d recommend!
Before we headed into the very impressive castle which dates back almost 1000 years, we decided to take a stroll around the magnificent grounds that surround the castle. As I’d previously done a bit of online research into Arundel Castle, I knew the grounds would look really lovely. However, once we got there I was just so impressed with how pretty it all looked!
Apart from the wonderful trees, whose leaves had just started turning golden, the grounds also enjoy a rose garden, an organic kitchen garden (complete with pumpkins!), a tropical glass house and a beautiful cut flower garden. As you walk through the grounds you can enjoy wonderful views of the castle itself and pay a trip to the Fitzalan Chape, which was founded back in 1390.
A wander through gardens as vast and wonderful as these calls for a warm and comfortable outfit – but that doesn’t mean it needs to be boring! I recently got my hands on this gorgeous yellow raincoat from Lighthouse, which I have been really loving this autumn. The bright yellow/mustard colour adds a much-needed pop of colour to the increasingly grey weather and the quality and attention-to-detail of this particular raincoat is just great! The coat is made from a breathable and waterproof cotton outer fabric, making it perfect for this time of year. It also comes with a detachable hood and insulated padding to keep you nice and toasty, and the style of this is so flattering thanks to the adjustable waist drawcord! It is by far one of my favourite pieces in my autumn wardrobe and it also comes in a navy/purple colour! Available here (and currently on sale!).
I decided to team the Lighthouse coat with a striped pink and cream jumper, a pair of black skinny jeans and my trusty old walking boots.