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Our location is a massive asset. We are situated mid-way between London and the South Coast; the District covers 205 square miles of beautiful countryside including parts of the South Downs National Park and the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Our towns and villages have a rich historic and architectural heritage.

Towns and Villages

You'll be fascinated by the towns and villages across the Horsham District, each with their own individual character. The historic streets, spired churches, traditional village greens, thriving shops and superb eating and drinking establishments, set against beautiful Sussex landscape offering superb walking, cycling and riding opportunities, are all part of the Sussex scene. 

Scroll down the list below and click on the individual town websites for more details about the District's key market towns. You may also like to download our Explore the Market Towns flyer from the right hand column of this page.

The village of Billingshurst is situated in the heart of the Sussex Weald in beautiful countryside. With its history dating back to Roman times the village has many beautiful period buildings and a recently refurbished High Street making shopping a pleasure. Excellent local produce can be sampled in the cafes, restaurants, and pubs which attract many visitors from across the area. There is also a Farmers Market once a month.

Henfield is an important and thriving village with many buildings dating back to the 14th Century. The local museum is well worth a visit and contains a wide range of rural and historic artefacts.

Set in outstanding parkland and beautiful countryside the award-winning market town of Horsham offers a welcoming and attractive environment for shopping, meeting friends, visiting local attractions and eating out.

Standing on the River Arun in the heart of the beautiful Sussex landscape, Pulborough has been an important settlement since ancient times. 
Today, the landscape provides outstanding views across ‘The Brooks’ towards the South Downs National Park and the keen walker can take advantage of the many footpaths running along the valley, while the RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve is a magnet for nature lovers.

Originally a small farming community, Southwater grew rapidly in the early 20th century due to the growth of its brickworks from where, in its heyday, the famous red bricks were exported all over the world. The claypits were restored to nature in the 1980s as a Country Park with a large lake and it now attracts many visitors each year for both relaxation and watersports activities.

Steyning is a charming town, popular for its timber-framed Tudor and Stuart architecture, rich history and wonderful location at the foot of the South Downs. 
There is ample free parking with a wide choice of interesting shops, including the award-winning Cobblestone Walk, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants and a monthly Farmers Market.

First mentioned in the Domesday Book in 1086 Storrington is now a busy and lively village nestling under the South Downs, with an attractive High Street and a Square which was once the cattle market. The village boasts a good range of specialist shops, three public houses, many good restaurants, several cosy tea rooms and a good range of accommodation for visitors.

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