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Horsham is a large and energetic market town set in the northern reaches of the historic tree-rich county of West Sussex. Nestled beside the blue shimmering waters of the River Arun, Horsham is centred around the Carfax, where 4 quiet roads intersect, lined with bijou boutiques, cafés, museums and Victorian redbrick buildings. Horsham’s centre expands through tranquil winding streets to a number of suburbs, each boasting their own unique attractions, from luscious green parks to old-world hamlets with thatched cottages.

Things to see

Begin your day at the Carfax, where the 4 roads - studded with ancient fruit-flecked London Plane trees - lead to a variety of Horsham attractions. At the northern end, stumble upon the quirky lime-coloured Victorian townhouse that hosts Horsham Museum. Inside, discover an old library with over 2,000 books, dozens of rooms with art and memorabilia galleries, and a large garden that grows rare and exotic flora. After, amble down to Carfax south, and find St Mary’s Church. This enormous riverside church presents a remarkable example of gothic revival architecture, where the looming grey spire - decorated with intricate ornaments - spears the blue sky. As the sun-kissed afternoon rolls on, head to Horsham Park, a well-maintained green space cut by meandering footpaths and stippled with leisure activities, from tennis courts to swimming pools - there’s even a wildlife pond, which makes for a great educational place to take the kids.

Hotels in Horsham

Stay in one of central Horsham’s hotels for sublime 4-star accommodation. These hotels, set in stately Victorian and Georgian townhouses and halls, provide enormous rooms with elegantly understated interiors, European-style in-house dining, and adjacent gardens with outdoor bar seating. Horsham’s most affordable accommodation is situated in the nearby town of Crawley, where comfy 2-star inns and glitzy 3-star hotels provide a convenient and inexpensive stay. For a taste of true luxury, stay at one of the few 5-star lodges sprinkled throughout the surrounding countryside, where spa-like treatment and Eden-like settings are top priority.

Where to stay

Staying in central Horsham puts you in the heart of the town’s historic vibe, where cobbled streets adjoin centuries-old buildings and quintessentially English taverns. On Saturdays Horsham holds bustling outdoor markets beside the blue bandstand, where the welcoming sounds of friendly chatter and bartering bargain hunters fills the air. For a more traditional small-town vibe, stay in the suburb of Tower Hill, where a handful of local pubs invite you in, and cafés and bakeries welcome you with a smile..

How to get to Horsham

Horsham is well served by a centrally located red-walled railway station, which provides half hourly services to London Victoria, and south to Southampton and Portsmouth. At a short 38 miles from London, you can be out of the hectic city and in to the calm Horsham streets in less than an hour. If arriving by car from the east, take the speedy M23 motorway past Crawley, and then follow the A264 to Horsham. If driving from the west, the M25 adjoins the M23 north of Crawley. Explore the town on foot or by bike, as many of the streets are pedestrianised.