Horsham is a market town that is found in England’s West Sussex, a locality about 30 miles south of the UK’s vibrant capital, London. This town is over 1,000 years old and, as one can guess from the name, was known for horse trading in medieval times. Unsurprisingly, there are many historic sites to be seen including a Church of England Parish church of Norman origin. There is also a museum full of engrossing artefacts. Plenty of recreational activities take place in Horsham Park, not far from most of the holiday homes in Horsham. This park is found in the town centre as is the case with most of this locale’s attractions. Among the facilities in the holiday rentals in Horsham are WiFi Internet and barbecue facilities. Golf lovers can choose from holiday cottages situated close to golf courses and those who love to be surrounded by greenery can book holiday homes with gardens in Horsham.
-Museums: The Horsham Museum, founded in 1893, is a fully accredited museum containing 26 galleries. Works displayed here include sizeable book collections, including the works of renowned poets. There are many artefacts and piles of documentation relating to Horsham and its history as well.
-Recreational parks: Formerly known as Hurst Park Estate, Horsham Park is a great place to go for those seeking to play a bit of sport or just to relax. Visitors seeking a peaceful walk among whispering trees in pathways enlivened by vibrant flowers should take a walk among Horsham’s well-landscaped gardens. There is also a place for sports lovers to swim and play tennis.
-Health walks: To improve their health as they observe the beauty of Horsham, residents of holiday homes in Horsham can take advantage of the free guided health walks. There are different levels of walks suitable to different age groups and fitness levels, and there are particular routes chosen for those on holiday with their pets.
-Monuments: Horsham’s oldest building is the majestic Parish Church of St. Mary, located at the end of the Normandy Causeway. It has been in use for eight centuries. It’s admirable Mid-Victorian structure and its ten bells make for remarkable viewing. Horsham’s town hall, though modified and restructured severally, was originally constructed in 1648. The Warminghurst Church is another of Horsham’s long-standing buildings which is believed to have origins in the 12th century.
-Cultural events: Among the most anticipated events on the Horsham calendar is the Horsham Halloween Festival which runs for three days in October. Visitors who attend this festival will enjoy plenty of live music, comedy and street theatre. The Food and Drink festival of Horsham, held every September, is also highly anticipated.
Horsham enjoys pleasant temperate weather which features mild summers and moderately cool winters. Visitors to this part of West Sussex start streaming into holiday homes in Horsham in June to revel in the warmth of 20+ degree temperatures. The warmth continues to rise into August when average highs peak at 23°C. From then on temperatures decline steadily through autumn and on to winter where they level off at an average of 8°C. Precipitation in this locale is not plentiful and even less so between July and August when average rainfall is less than 30mm.
Horsham is just about 12 miles from one of the busiest airports in the world, Gatwick. Visitors angling for a few weeks in Horsham holiday villas will easily get both regular scheduled flights and seasonal flights from virtually any corner of the globe to this airport. On arrival in London holidaymakers will find themselves spoilt for choice as regards ground transport to their holiday accommodation. There are trains that travel regularly to Horsham railway station while taxis and rental cars are also readily available.