Before my first visit to Arundel, I, like most Americans I know, pronounced it a-RUN-dul. This was quickly and kindly corrected by a service station attendant from whom I sought directions. I asked him how to get to a-RUN-dul, and he said 'sir, it is pronounced AIR-un-dul.'
However you say it (and these days I say it correctly), Arundel is the quintessentially quaint English village.
I first saw Arundel from the highway in the spring of 1994. We drove in from the East, and as the highway rounded a gentle curve, we saw the village of Arundel off to our left, with its Castle dominating it from above. It was in April and the early morning fog was just burning off. The whole sce...Read More