About our towns and villages

A view of Steyning High Street on a sunny day

Steyning High Street

Horsham District is made up of a collection of market towns and villages, each with their own history and personality.

Horsham town centre

Horsham is a medieval market town in the heart of West Sussex. It offers shops, cafes and restaurants in a compact and easily accessible town centre. Much of the town is pedestrianised and the train station is a short walk from the town centre.

We run lots of popular events in the town centre designed to increase footfall and support local independent businesses. For more information, visit Discover Horsham District.

Billingshurst

Situated in the heart of the Sussex Weald in beautiful countryside, Billingshurst’s history dates back to Roman times. Excellent local produce can be sampled in the town's cafés, restaurants, and pubs which attract many visitors from across the area and beyond.

Billingshurst Parish Council

Billingshurst Community Partnership

Billingshurst Chamber of Commerce

Henfield

An important, thriving village with many buildings dating back to the 14th Century. There is a vibrant village centre with a wide selection of shops, restaurants, pubs and many active clubs and societies.

Henfield Parish Council

Henfield Community Partnership

Pulborough

Standing on the River Arun in the heart of the beautiful Sussex landscape, Pulborough is home to the RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve - a magnet for nature lovers.  Traditional pubs, tea shops and a range of places to eat make Pulborough a natural destination for visitors.

Pulborough Parish Council

Pulborough Community Partnership

Southwater

Three miles from Horsham, Southwater saw a major re-development in late 2006 when Lintot Square became the new centre of the now thriving village community. Look out for Iggy, the sculpture of a Prehistoric Iguanodon whose fossilised remains were unearthed on the site in the 1920s.

Southwater Parish Council

Steyning

A charming town, popular for its timber-framed Tudor and Stuart architecture, rich history and wonderful location at the foot of the South Downs and half an hour from Brighton. 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.

Steyning Parish Council

Steyning Community Partnership

Steyning & District Business Chamber

Storrington

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.

Storrington Parish Council

Storrington Community Partnership

A Community Partnership is a voluntary group of local organisations who work together with their Parish council to deliver projects and events that aim to support their local economy.

The majority of the small rural towns have a Community Partnership, and many focus on encouraging small and medium sized businesses to prosper, as well as encouraging new business to the area.