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West Dean Gardens

West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0RX, UK

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About West Dean Gardens

West Dean House is a large flint-faced manor house situated in West Dean, West Sussex, near the historic City of Chichester. This country estate has approximately 6,350 acres of land and dates back to 1086, with various royal connections throughout the years. In 1971 the Estate became the home of West Dean College, a centre of study of conservation, arts, crafts, writing, gardening, and music.


Attractions near West Dean Gardens

Weald & Downland Living Museum1.06km from West Dean Gardens

The Weald and Downland Living Museum  is an open-air museum in Singleton, West Sussex, which covers 40 acres, with over 50 historic buildings dating from 950AD to the 19th century, along with gardens, farm animals, walks and a mill pond. The museum principally promotes the retention of buildings on their original sites unless there is no alternative, and encourages an informed and sympathetic approach to their preservation and continuing use.

Goodwood Racecourse2.63km from West Dean Gardens

Goodwood Racecourse is a horse-racing track five miles north of Chichester, West Sussex, in England controlled by the family of the Duke of Richmond, whose seat is nearby Goodwood House. It hosts the annual Glorious Goodwood meeting in late July and early August, which is one of the highlights of the British flat racing calendar, and is home to three of the UK's 36 annual Group 1 flat races, the Sussex Stakes, the Goodwood Cup and the Nassau Stakes.

Goodwood House4.5km from West Dean Gardens

Goodwood is a traditional country estate of 12,000 acres. Its natural beauty, set amongst rolling Downland and legendary hospitality are perfect reasons to visit Chichester.  It has drawn people to it throughout three centuries of ownership by the Dukes of Richmond.  The house and its grounds are the site of the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed, whilst elsewhere on the estate the Goodwood Circuit motorsport track at Chichester/Goodwood Airport hosts the annual Goodwood Revival, and the airfield

Kingley Vale (NNR)4.98km from West Dean Gardens

Kingley Vale is a 204.4-hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest north of Chichester in West Sussex. It is also a Special Area of Conservation and a Nature Conservation Review site, Grade I. An area of 147.9 hectares is a national nature reserve. The site is managed by Natural England. It has an information centre and a nature trail. There is a large area of grass downland and shrubland with a number of old yew trees. From the top there are views over Sussex and the south coast. Th

Boxgrove Priory6.71km from West Dean Gardens

Boxgrove Priory is a ruined priory in the village of Boxgrove in Sussex. It was founded in the 12th century.  In a beautiful setting at the foot of the South Downs, the principal remains include a fine two-storey guest house, roofless but standing to its full height at the gable ends. The priory church became Boxgrove’s parish church after the Suppression of the Monasteries and is still in use.

Priory Park7.57km from West Dean Gardens

Priory Park is a public park in Chichester, West Sussex, England.  The park has a rich heritage and is bordered by the medieval city walls to the north and east which are built upon the original Roman foundations. The park contains Chichester Castle and the Guildhall. The park has also played host to county cricket matches, holding its first first-class match in 1852 when Sussex played an All-England Eleven.

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West Sussex is a county in South East England on the English Channel coast. The county has a long history of human settlement dating back to the Lower Paleolithic era. West Sussex has a range of scenery, including Wealden, downland, and coastal.