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Highdown Gardens

Littlehampton Road | Goring-by-Sea, Worthing BN12 6PG, England
+44 1903 501054
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Relaxing and delightful

A lovely place with varying types of gardens, very peaceful and restful. Admittedly I went there... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Worthing, United Kingdom
Great place to visit

There is a lot of confusion with these reviews. Highdown Gardens are situated at the top of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Worthing, United Kingdom
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Littlehampton Road | Goring-by-Sea, Worthing BN12 6PG, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank JeffoBN12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place to visit, lovely gardens sheltered from the weather. Lots of history of when the garden was created and how it was done and a friendly coffee shop for a relaxing drink.

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Situated on the top of the South Downs these well kept Gardens are ideal for a relaxing stroll amongst the many features. Views across Worthing are great on a clear day and the Cafe serves good coffee and excellent food.

Thank Terry B
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely friendly cafe and really friendly where four legged friends are concerned. However it does get busy and isn’t very large. But the food is very good.

Thank Denice B
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Great for free day out with kids. Lots of space, beautiful garden with huge amount of flower, plants, trees... There are even big orange fishes :) Easy to move even with pushchair and for older people etc. We like visiting this place few times a...More

Thank Phocaccia77
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Set on the side of the Downs. These gardens have a variety of different plantings set out in an interesting way. Lovely pond areas and there is always something to see, no matter which time of year you visit, although spring and summer are my...More

Thank CrispyHomer
Reviewed 23 October 2017

With parking very close I find this a lovely place for a little wander even with family who are not all very mobile. Worth visiting in every season for a different experience - lovely to have this so close to Worthing

Thank Lindsey B
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Nice day out providing it’s good weather as there’s no real undercover spot. Free parking up the hill which is great! Gardens are beautiful which lots of Hess areas the have a picnic. Would definitely recommend!

Thank Timpope180
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22 May 2017|
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Response from Helen T | Reviewed this property |
As far as I can remember yes.
Kay S
31 March 2016|
Response from Prickles1 |
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