Profile For Horsham County Council

The Horsham District is a large area that covers 205 square miles (530 square kilometres) of open countryside and attractive small towns and villages in the county of West Sussex.

The South Downs National Park straddles the south of the District and the High Weald in the north of the District is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  London and Gatwick Airport is less than one hour's journey north and Brighton, the south coast and Newhaven harbour is less than one hour's journey to the south.

Over 126,000 people live in the Horsham District, with just over 45,000 of those living in Horsham town and its immediate area. Horsham is the main town and commercial centre of the District and has won many awards for its design and In Bloom success.

The villages of Billingshurst, Henfield, Pulborough, Steyning and Storrington are also important population centres and each has its own character and charm. There are many other attractive villages and hamlets within the 32 parishes in the area. More details are available in our District towns and villages section.

For ideas about places to visit and things to see and do in the Horsham District have a look at our visitor information pages.

For who want to find out more about local history a visit to Horsham Museum and Art Gallery in Horsham’s Causeway is an absolute must.

Over 3,500 businesses are found in the District, ranging from small companies to multi-national giants. You can find more information about this, as well as advice and guidance for small businesses, on our dedicated web site

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