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Highdown Gardens

Littlehampton Road | Goring-by-Sea, Worthing BN12 6PG, England
+44 1903 501054
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Great place for an afternoon stroll - and free too!

First time to Highdowns Gardens today. It is free to get in and park (donations welcome). Lots to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
skodadriver
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sussex
Beautiful gardens... fantastic for a picnic

Amazing compact yet soooo interesting. A warren of paths and passageways lead between different... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Andy P
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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Littlehampton Road | Goring-by-Sea, Worthing BN12 6PG, England
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+44 1903 501054
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Reviewed 2 days ago

First time to Highdowns Gardens today. It is free to get in and park (donations welcome). Lots to see, and plenty of benches to sit on and relax. Seemed to be popular with families today - very sunny day.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Amazing compact yet soooo interesting. A warren of paths and passageways lead between different levels and secret spaces.... into orchards and open spaces... through rose gardens and pergolas. Magical in the sunshine. Cafe next door. FANTASTIC for kids. Car parking can be difficult, use the...More

Thank Andy P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A little damp underfoot and not a lot in bloom but still worth an hour with various trees, shrubs, ponds and flowers - lots of benches to sit and pass the time. Free parking and free entry so do make a donation as maintained by...More

Thank Eric B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gardens belonging to Highdown Hotel. Take a walk around lovely gardens with benches dotted around. Wet today do not seem at its best but I will visit again in a couple of months. Plenty of free parking and entry to garden is by donation. Wonderful

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely gardens to have a walk around, for children to run around and play hide and seek, plenty of plants to see!

Thank Katie D
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

Highdown Gardens was a private garden developed in an old chalk pit, making them quite unique in the fact that so many plant have flourished. Add to that that the owner brought back many plants and seeds from other countries, it has quite a fascinating...More

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Reviewed 9 February 2018

It's very nice.The food is really lovely,have been there a few times,it's a bit like a carvery but i prefer Toby carvery or Lyons farm,but this has got a lovely view.

Thank Alysia S
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

A lovely place with varying types of gardens, very peaceful and restful. Admittedly I went there during lovely weather but nevertheless it was lovely and hard to believe that it is entirely free to visit. There are toilets by the entrance and the nearby Highdown...More

Thank SarahFr61
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

There is a lot of confusion with these reviews. Highdown Gardens are situated at the top of the long road just before the car park. These gardens are mostly sheltered from the winds, especially by the beautiful fish ponds. There are unfortunately no dogs allowed...More

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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Thus little place is such a delight to go to whether you go for a dog walk or not. Dogs are welcome either inside or there are many tables to sit outside on a lively day. The food is especially good being all home made....More

Thank Allsuea5star
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Heatherda
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Response from Helen T | Reviewed this property |
As far as I can remember yes.
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Kay S
31 March 2016|
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The High Down estate, comprising a house, stables and surrounding gardens, was owned by the Big Game hunter Sir Frederick Stern up until his death in 1967. The gardens are now separate from the adjacent buildings - and in... More
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