fun facts about Horsham

Fun Facts About Horsham 

We love our historic market town, Horsham, and believe our guests will love it too. Here are some fun facts to get you excited about your visit.

  • Horsham town was once known for its iron industry and produced cannons for the English army during the 16th century.
  • Horsham park is home to a 19th century bandstand, which still hosts regular concerts and events.
  • The town’s st. Mary’s Church has a 13th century tower and is considered one of the finest examples of English Gothic architecture.
  • The Horsham Museum & Art Gallery features a collection of historic objects, art, and photographs that tell the story of the town’s past.
  • Horsham has a thriving farmers’ market, which is held on the first Saturday of each month and features local produce and handmade crafts.
  • The town is home to the Horsham District Year of Culture 2019, a year-long celebration of the area’s arts and cultural offerings.
  • Horsham has a rich sporting history, with notable athletes including former England rugby player Vicki Cornborough and Olympic medalist Jo Pavey hailing from the town.
  • The Warnham Local Nature Reserve is a popular spot for birdwatching and nature walks, with over 400 species of plants and animals found within its boundaries.
  • Horsham was voted one of the top 10 market towns in England by Country Life magazine in 2019.
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