Horsham is a beautiful old market town in the northern part of West Sussex, close to the Surrey border.
The town centre is built around the Carfax, with its cobbled streets and picturesque gas lamps. The most historic road in the town is The Causeway, which houses the local museum and leads to St Mary's Church. It's a beautiful tree-lined lane with ancient buildings, mostly with roofs of Horsham Slate.
Horsham doesn't have many larger stores, though there is a recent John Lewis at Home and of course Marks and Spencer. But most shops are smaller and more intimate and you'll find lots of independent shops stocking the kind of wares you can't always find on the High Street. The indoor shopping centre is called Swan Walk; look for the lovely bronze of swans landing. The sculpture used to be housed on water, which simulated landing on a lake, but sadly the water feature part has been removed in recent years.
You'll find many coffee shops around the town where you can stop for a drink and a chat. Most of the centre is pedestrianised so traffic isn't too much of a problem and you can still breathe some relatively fresh Sussex air.
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