Horsforth is an ancient town and is listed in the Domesday book. It is the biggest town parish within the city of Leeds and maintains a distinctly village feel with its own unique character. It is consistently voted the number one place to live in local media ranking and attracts families, young professionals and retirees. Horsforth Town Council put on a range of events for residents to enjoy, from bands in the park during the summer, to the annual Christmas Switch On Event.
Horsforth was home to many famous people from football, cricket and athletics, actors and musicians. The Brownlee twins were born and raised here, and we even boast one of the Harry Potter actors, not to mention the inventor of Jelly Tots!
Horsforth has three busy high streets within its boundaries that provide a range of local businesses and shops as well as a regular Farmer’s Market and the volunteer run Horsforth Museum. It also has a thriving night life with cafes, bars and restaurants that serve residents, visitors, and the students of Leeds Trinity University which is based in Horsforth.
Residents can enjoy a wide range of leisure pursuits including sports, creative writing, pottery, and art, choirs and evening education classes. Families particularly enjoy the river and canal walks and our local Hall Park with its Japanese garden. With transport links to Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate and Ilkley via its bus routes and three train stations, residents and visitors can enjoy a day out further afield.